Protip: use ethnic media to your advantage
The best and funniest tip I got at V3con came from Canadian radio host/TV personality/comedian/PhD student Tetsuro Shigematsu, who led the “Giving a Good Interview: When You’re the News” workshop with Suzanne Joe Kai. Shigematsu said that local ethnic media interviews can be useful for interviewees despite their relatively limited readership. Why? Because interviewees can put them on the web and clueless non-ethnic viewers will think it’s international coverage. This probably says more about the state of foreign language education and global literacy in North America than anything else, but hey–if it works, it works.