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Fi2W Wins Top Honors Among NYC’s Ethnic and Community Media

Fi2W wins 3 awards at 2014 Ippies

Fi2W’s Jocelyn Gonzales, John Rudolph, Ramaa Reddy Raghovan and Manolia Charlotin at the Ippies Awards ceremony. (Photo: Von Diaz)

A multimedia project that tells immigration stories through objects immigrants carried with them to the United States, and a radio piece about an Indian immigrant who became a community leader at a long-term care hospital in New York City both won first place honors in their respective categories at this year’s Ippies Awards. This is the sixth year that Feet in 2 Worlds has won awards in the annual competition recognizing excellence in the city’s ethnic, community and independent media.

Feet in 2 Worlds swept the audio category, also taking second place for a podcast about Latina actresses who try to loose their accents so they can land parts in movies, plays and on TV.

The awards ceremony took place at the CUNY Graduate School of Journalism, which administers the Ippies. Here are the Fi2W winners:

Best Multimedia Package: One that integrates multiple elements

Winner: What I Carried: A New Collection of Immigrant Stories from FI2W and Cowbird

Best audio: Best use of audio storytelling to highlight an issue of importance to a local community.

Winner: Remembering Srini, a Leader in a Hidden Part of New York” by Ramaa Reddy Raghovan

2nd place: “What’s in an Accent? Both Opportunity and Barriers for Immigrant Actresses” by Sara Loscos, John Rudolph and Jocelyn Gonzales


Fi2W is supported by the David and Katherine Moore Family Foundation and the Ralph E. Odgen Foundation.

AboutFeet in Two Worlds
Feet in Two Worlds brings the work of immigrant and ethnic media journalists from communities across the U.S. to public radio and the web. Since 2005, this award-winning project has expanded the diversity of voices and stories on public radio by presenting the work of journalists representing a broad spectrum of immigrant communities including Arab, Bosnian, Brazilian, Chinese, Haitian, Indian, Irish, Latin American, Pakistani, Polish, and Russian immigrants. Feet in Two Worlds reporters appear on nationally-distributed public radio programs including PRI’s The World, Studio 360, and The Takeaway, American Public Media’s Marketplace and NPR’s Latino USA, as well as on public radio stations WNYC, New York Public Radio, and WDET in Detroit.