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Aphrodite Kotrotsios Discusses the Empowering Role of Ethnic Media in America

Aphrodite Kotrotsios Discusses the Empowering Role of Ethnic Media in America

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Dear Readers,

I am thrilled to share my recent experience at the Delaware County Press Club luncheon, where I had the honor of participating in a panel discussion on “The Role of Ethnic Media.” As the Publisher and CEO of the Hellenic News of America, I had the privilege of shedding light on our journey and the significance of ethnic media in today’s world.

My father, Paul Kotrotsios, founded the Hellenic News of America with the aim of bridging the gap between Greek Americans in the United States and Greece, providing them with a sense of connection to their new home. As the publisher of the paper, my mission is to ensure its continuity, vitality, and relevance for future generations while empowering our community to remain engaged and connected with their roots, culture, and identity.

Ethnic media, like the Hellenic News of America, play a crucial role in preserving and promoting our heritage. In today’s digital age, where mainstream news outlets and social media dominate, ethnic media offer a unique perspective and a vital connection to our community’s past, present, and future. Adapting to change and embracing new ways to engage our audience is essential for our survival and growth.

Johann Calhoun from The Philadelphia Tribune; Barbara Ann Zippi-Och from Delaware Valley Italian American Herald; Peg DeGrassa from Delaware County Daily Times; Aphrodite Kotrotsios from Hellenic News of America; Fionnuala Boyle from Irish Star US; and Uriel Rendón from Impacto Media.

There is something special about holding a newspaper in your hands, flipping through its pages, and immersing yourself in the stories and images it contains. Print provides a tangible connection to our community and our roots, fostering a sense of belonging and continuity that cannot be replicated online.

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Despite the challenges faced by ethnic media journalists, including the rise of social media and declining print readership, we believe that print is here to stay. In a world of fleeting digital content, print offers a sense of permanence and authenticity that resonates with readers of all ages. It is a testament to the enduring power of storytelling and the timeless appeal of the printed word.

Former Pennsylvania Congressman Curt Weldon once remarked, “The print version of the Hellenic News of America is the mirror reflecting the Greek American community to American society.”

Looking ahead, our website and social media presence will continue to play a vital role in engaging with our audience and expanding our reach. However, we remain steadfast in our commitment to print, recognizing its unique ability to inform, inspire, and connect our community.

In closing, I am optimistic about the future of ethnic media and the role it will play in shaping our collective narrative. By embracing both the digital and the tangible, we can empower voices, bridge communities, and celebrate our rich cultural heritage for generations to come.

Thank you for your continued support and readership.

Warm regards,

Aphrodite Kotrotsios | Publisher and CEO | Hellenic News of America

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