Author: John Rudolph

Bio: John Rudolph, Executive Producer, is a journalist with more than 40 years experience as a public radio program host and producer of documentaries, podcasts and news reports. John produced the award-winning documentary Feet in Two Worlds: Immigrants in a Global City, which was the debut for the Feet in 2 Worlds project.


A Vigorous Defense: Latino Journalists Respond After New Owner of Boston Hispanic Paper Criticizes Hispanic Media

Posted on: 09 Jan 2009

By Mary Thang, Latino publishers in Massachusetts, including one that has served Spanish-reading communities for more than 30 years, are angry that the president of Phoenix Media/Communication Group called Hispanic newspapers in the area “not very good.” Cover of El Mundo’s Jan. 7, 2009, edition (image: Brad Mindich, president of the media group […]

Deepening Economic Crisis Could Be Sending Polish Immigrants Back To Poland

Posted on: 02 Dec 2008

Poles going back to Poland, a trend that was first noticed two years ago, may be getting a boost from the economic crisis in the U.S. Speaking recently on WNYC’s Brian Lehrer Show, FI2W journalist Ewa Kern-Jedrychowska talked about the growing number of Poles who are returning to their home country for economic reasons. A […]

Breaking News: Ethnic Media Covers the Mumbai Terrorist Attacks

Posted on: 26 Nov 2008

The South Asian Journalists Association (SAJA), a New York based organization, is coordinating coverage of the Mumbai terrorist attacks on the Web. The SAJA web site contains numerous links to blogs, webcasts, twitter feeds, and web sites that are following the unfolding story in the Indian city. Among the stories being covered are the economic, […]

News Analysis: Obama’s Place in History

Posted on: 05 Nov 2008

By John Rudolph – FI2W Executive Producer When I was a kid my friends and I used to talk about when the first black U.S. president would be elected. It was a fair question in the 1960s for students at a mixed-race school in New York City. In that era black Americans were achieving “firsts” […]

Back to Where It All Started: New Hampshire Public Radio Focuses on Immigrant Vote

Posted on: 04 Nov 2008

Even though New Hampshire’s immigrant population is growing rapidly, there are still relatively few immigrants living in the Granite State – site of the “first in the nation” presidential primary.  On election day New Hampshire Public Radio’s Word of Mouth took a rare look at immigrant voters in New Hampshire and around the nation with Feet In […]

What Motivates Immigrant Voters?: A Radio Interview With FI2W's Aswini Anburajan

Posted on: 04 Nov 2008

Speaking today on PRI’s The World Aswini Anburajan talks about the reasons so many first-time immigrant voters showed up at the polls today in New York City. Press play to listen to her conversation with The World host Lisa Mullins or click here to visit the show’s page. [audio:]

Vietnamese Voter in N.H.: ‘I’m Proud To Vote…In My Country A Lot Of Time Voting Was Fixed’

Posted on: 04 Nov 2008

NASHUA, NH – By Eduardo A. de Oliveira, New England Ethnic News and FI2W Election Day progresses without any major disruption. Early this morning, a lady was spotted wearing an Obama T-shirt close to the voting booth and was simply asked to cover it with her coat. Foot traffic appears similar to that in all […]

New Hampshire Voters Turn Out Early

Posted on: 04 Nov 2008

NASHUA, NH – By Eduardo A. de Oliveira, New England Ethnic News and FI2W The battleground state of New Hampshire is made of early bird voters. One hour after the polls opened at 6.m., 10 percent of registered voters in Ward 1, in Nashua, had already cast ballot at the Broad Street Elementary School. About 6,400 […]

On Election Day, Feet In 2 Worlds Covers The Immigrant Vote

Posted on: 03 Nov 2008

As America votes Tuesday, we will bring you reports from polling places in immigrant and ethnic neighborhoods across the U.S. Follow Election Day from the perspective of immigrant journalists in battleground states Florida and New Hampshire, as well as Illinois, Michigan, New Jersey, and New York. We’ll tell you how the election is going for […]

Weekend Roundup: Chinese American Families Seek Common Ground Over McCain and Obama; Presidential Campaigns Battle (in Spanish) Over Immigration; Obama Speaks to Voters en Español

Posted on: 25 Oct 2008

One third of Asian American voters still have not decided who to vote for in the presidential election, according to a recent survey. Yan Tai, a reporter for the Chinese-language daily World Journal and Feet in Two Worlds, says younger Chinese Americans are helping their parents overcome their ambivalence about the candidates. In an interview […]