大俠行天下日記 我見我聞我思 03/09
數位國際華亞裔社區領袖及媒體朋友昨天參加了我們為新任休斯敦紀事報發行人梅爾及董事長斯威尼業務總監福特之午餐會， 這也是我們第一次和美國主要媒體面對面的見面座談會， 我們不但感到十分興奮，主要是社會主流已經不斷重視我們在美國主流社會之話語權。
休斯敦紀事報隸屬於美國赫斯特媒體集團 ，屬下有二十六家日報， 體育頻道及十多種雜誌 ，是最具有影響力的世界媒體集團之一， 它已經有一百多年歷史。
午餐會上， 我首先感謝她們之到來， 並且講述了三十多年來華亞裔及新移民在休斯敦西南國際區創造的”經濟奇蹟” ，把一片荒蕪之地建造為休斯敦経濟發展之示範區。
發行人梅爾在致詞中也高度讃掦移民社區對國家之貢獻，並強調她將會努力加強和社區之合作， 她曾經在邁阿密 、舊金山擔任過要職， 對各族裔社區瞭解深刻。
今天在座的除了許多商會會長， 並有學界商界重量級領軍人物， 他們分別在會上表達了自己之看法， 並希望主流媒體能多報導和關心華亞裔及國際移民社區面臨之困境。
今天的午餐會 ，正值美南环球劇坊大屏幕之落成啟用， 並邀請了若蘭及劉馨小姐在她們美妙之舞姿和小提琴聲中，为賓主留下了美好的印象。
美南新聞已走過四十三個寒暑， 和赫斯特媒體集團超過百年的歷史相比，實在不足為道， 他們是我們學习榜樣， 但是我們感到驕傲的是， 我們必須走在時代的前沿， 繼續革新求變， 唯一不變的是我們對社會的責任和使命。
Strive For The Right To Speak In The Mainstream Media
More than fifty Asian community leaders from Houston’s international community attended our luncheon to greet the new Houston Chronicle President and Publisher Nancy Meyer and Chairman Jack Sweeney and Chief Revenue Officer Henry Ford. This is also the first time we were able to sit down with the important members of the media in our city.
The Houston Chronicle is one of the daily newspapers owned by the Hearst Corporation founded by William Randolph Hearst on March 4, 1887. They own ESPN Hearst Communications, Hearst Magazines, Hearst UK and more. Hearst Magazines is one of the world’s largest publishers of many other magazines and media companies across all platforms.
At the luncheon I told our honored guests how the new immigrants came over here to create an economic miracle in Houston’s southwest and International District that has become one of the most successful business model areas of our city.
Publisher Meyer also highly praised the contributions of the Asian American community to our nation. She said that she would strive to strengthen cooperation with the local community. She once held important positions in San Francisco and Miami and has a deep understanding of communities of all ethnic backgrounds.
Many community leaders also expressed their concerns about local crime issues. They want the support of the Houston Chronicle with the publishing of more local news about the difficulties faced by Asian and other international communities.
Today’s party coincided with the inauguration and opening of the Houston International Studio and with the wonderful dance by Roland and Liu Xin’s inspiring violin performance.
Southern News Group has gone through 43 winters and summers compared with the Hearst group’s more than 133 years. We are still very young, but what we are proud of is that we continue to bring innovation to our media business. The only thing that remains unchanged is our responsibility and mission to society.