Monday, October 14, 2019

Largest Latino journalists’ organization drops FOX News as sponsor

The largest organization of Latino journalists in the United States disinvited Fox News from its national conference, taking place in San Antonio next month. The National Association of Hispanic Journalists (NAHJ) published a letter written by Hugo Balta, the association’s president, announcing the decision yesterday afternoon. “Today I am announcing the decision to rescind the invitation […]

Latino Millennials Foster Growth of the Latino Media Market

            A new analysis released by Advertising Age reveals that Latino millennials lead the pack as market trendsetters, pushing the Latino media market’s growth to exceed that of the overall U.S. media spending growth. The U.S. media market grew by 0.9 percent, while the Latino market grew by an astounding […]

Lack of Diversity Still a Major Concern in English- and Spanish-Language Media

Latinos actors continue to remain less visible in the mainstream media than their white counterparts, with Afro-Latino actors lagging behind substantially in Spanish-language media, according to Columbia University’s Media and Idea Lab. It is true that Latino actors rank among the most influential: Jennifer Lopez, Sofia Vergara, and Javier Bardem, just to name a few. […]

Guest Blogger: Jose Aristimuño “Venezuela’s fight is far from over”

Ever since Venezuela’s National Youth Day on February 12th, students in the coutry of Venezuela have been protesting their frustrations with the country’s national government and their incapicity to deal with the country’s problems such as record high levels of insecurity, record inflation levels (estimated to be close to 56.2%), a corrupt legal system and […]

GOP Leaders Look to Rebrand Their Message in Spanish

Republican leaders are organizing their party and speakers to become more knowledgeable in communication with Latino audiences and are arranging more appearances in Spanish-speaking outlets. “We’ve been absent from the conversation with Hispanic media for so long, anything can set back that progress we’ve made in the last eight months, so we are aggressive, just […]

Kennedy Center Honors’ Latina Trustee Creating “Dialogue” About Selection Process

By Nina Terrero, NBCLatino Giselle Fernández is a former journalist and media personality turned-political-advocate – and she is currently the only Latina serving on the Kennedy Center Honors Board of Trustees. Her role has been key in helping to revise the way in which the most accomplished and influential individuals in the performing arts are selected to be […]

Top Latino Leaders Hold Symposium during Latino Inaugural 2013

Top Latino leaders and influential Latino organizations will hold The Futuro: Talks About the Road Ahead symposium this Saturday, January 19th in Washington D.C., leading a series of talks on how Latinos can increase participation in the civic life of the country. The symposium, sponsored by the American Latino Heritage Fund, is part of the […]

FCC Data Reveals Low Number of Latino Media Ownership

The Federal Communications Commission (FCC) released a report last week which shows that Latino-owned media outlets are low in numbers, with Latinos owning only 2.9% of full power commercial television stations. “I commend the FCC for releasing this data, but it is a day late and a dollar short. The data alone does not account […]

Immigration Activists Still Oppose the Term “Illegal Immigrant”

In response to the Associated Press and The New York Times’ continued use of the term “illegal immigrant,” many activists are debating the use of the term and question its accuracy to describe the people. Immigration activists oppose using the word “illegal immigrant” when describing those who are undocumented because it is “dehumanizing’ and “justifies […]

Latinos Not At The Table

I hear it from Latinos all the time: One of the things they find galling about the mainstream media is when they turn on the television and four pundits are sitting at a table discussing Latinos or some issue that impacts Latinos—and there isn’t a single Latino present. The optics are terrible. Can you imagine […]