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September 7th, 2017 | #, #, #, #, #, #
NAHJ and CCNMA Relationship in Question

Brandon Benavides, the President of the National Association of Hispanic Journalists, spoke with our News Team about NAHJ’s decision to review its partnership with the California Chicano News Media Association. | Photo by: Elena Piech

A rift between two major Latino journalism organizations has postponed the presentation of the Ruben Salazar Journalism Award during the National Association of Hispanic Journalist’s annual awards luncheon.

Members of the California Chicano News Media Association were surprised to hear that board members of NAHJ announced a request to review the finances shared between the two organizations. Continue reading

September 19th, 2015 | #, #, #, #
Stereotypes and skin color: navigating ethnicity as a latino journalist

Dunia Elvir speaks at the panel discussion on ethnicity and race in Latino-American journalism.

When Denise Isaac, a Panama-born meteorologist for Miami’s Telemundo 51, moved to the United States for college, she faced an unexpected challenge mingling with her new peers.

“When I first got here, people just automatically thought I was a black African-American,” Isaac said as a panelist during an #EIJ15 Saturday session, Off-Color: Navigating Race and Ethnicity as a Latino Journalist.

Isaac said she didn’t fit the stereotypes her young colleagues had about her skin color. Continue reading