Mayoral candidate and Brooklyn Borough President Eric Adams said if elected he will give more city advertising to local community and ethnic media. Photo by Ariama C. Long

By Ariel Pacheco for Politics NY

Mayoral Candidate Eric Adams held a town hall today promising that if elected he will create the Mayor’s Office of Ethnic and Community Media, along with providing paid advertising campaigns to local ethnic media if elected. 

The plan’s main focus would be to communicate announcements to communities through the outlets they regularly receive their information from in the language and form they are accustomed to. The hope is that messages from city agencies will reach local ethnic communities more effectively.

“I truly appreciate the critical role these outlets play in empowering our communities, and I am committed to expanding the resources they need to continue bringing vital information to New Yorkers,” said Adams.

The plan would expand Executive Order 47 signed by Mayor Bill De Blasio in 2019. The order mandated that all city agencies spend at least 50 percent of their annual print and digital publication advertising in local community media outlets. Continue reading

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