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
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.