By Assunta Ng
Northwest Asian Weekly
Managing one weekly is tough enough, and I am running two in this economy. Friends have suggested that I do away with one, so I don’t have to work that hard.
But each paper has its own important role. Although we have a dozen Chinese language papers in Washington state, there is not one like us who really covers the community.
Chinese papers don’t cover community news like we do. They tend to avoid hard news and controversies.
“You are the only one being responsible to the society,” one reader said. People look for us when crucial news happen.
“You don’t shy away from controversies,” another reader said. “And you are fair.” This might not mean much to non-news people. But when we hear these words, it is enough to inspire us to go on.
The Asian Weekly serves as a bridge for the mainstream and the Asian community. If we only have the Seattle Chinese Post, the mainstream would lack the opportunity to understand the voice of the immigrant community. ♦