AsAmNews, a digital news platform founded by veteran journalist Randall Yip in 2012, proudly announces its partnership with the URL Media Network, reinforcing its commitment to providing fair and accurate coverage of Asian American and Pacific Islander (AAPI) communities in the United States.
“We are excited to join forces with such an esteemed group of news organizations,” says founder and editor Yip. “The possibilities are endless as we work to join forces across cultures and identities.”
AsAmNews began as an all-volunteer organization nearly a decade ago and has evolved into a vital news source for one of the fastest-growing ethnic groups in the U.S. In May 2022, during a surge in anti-Asian hate, AsAmNews secured a grant from California and the California Library Commission under the anti-Asian hate initiative, marking a pivotal moment in its evolution.
Joining the URL Media Network, AsAmNews aligns with like-minded organizations dedicated to producing impactful journalism across diverse communities.
“We are thrilled to welcome AsAm News as the 27th media organization to join the URL Media Network,” says Lomax. “Their comprehensive coverage of the Asian American experience provides culturally relevant news, information and insights that show the diversity and dynamism within these communities.”
As of March 2022, the news site boasts over seven million page views and six million unique users, with a strong readership in key states, such as California, New York, Texas, Virginia, Florida, Ohio, Washington, Illinois, Pennsylvania and Georgia. Coming into 2023, AsAmNews projected a 155% growth rate in page views from the past five years. AsAmNews readers’ are also diverse in age with nearly half between the ages of 18 to 44.
Its accolades include recognition as one of the top 10 news sources for Asian Americans by Cision in 2021, and in May 2022 AsAmNews received the Torch Award from the National Association of Asian Pacifics in Politics and Public Affairs.
AsAmNews join URL Media partners Luz Media, Trenton Journal, Black Voice News, Documented, Epicenter-NYC, Native News Online, Prism, Our Body Politic, Outlier Media, palabra., Immigrantly, The Oklahoma Eagle, Sahan Journal, PushBlack, Pulso, Scalawag, ScrollStack, TBN24, La Noticia, The Haitian Times, Watch The Yard, Latina to Latina, How to Talk to [High Achievers] about Anything, and How to Talk to [Mamí & Papí] about Anything, Black Girl Times and WURD Radio.