Media Bias & The Negative Narrative

Most of what we vehemently defend as true are lies we’ve been conditioned to believe by homogeneous run media. Springfield Technical Community College invited me to be a speaker at their first Diversity Series of the 2017-18 school year. I led a discussion on how media bias can create negative perceptions of minority communities. The…

Excellence In Journalism Conference

Incredibly proud of ESPN’s Sports & The Latino Experience program at the Excellence In Journalism Conference #EIJ17. I help organize a conversation which highlighted Nacion ESPN on ESPN2 and the Beisbol Experience as examples of how teams from different platforms and networks collaborate in producing content that is inclusive and reflective of US Hispanic sports fans.…

Yale University

It was a pleasure to be a guest speaker at Yale University to lead a discussion about how unconscious bias effects our decision making every day. The mental shortcuts are more often than not useful, but there are some which prevents us from realizing the possibilities of diversity and inclusion in the the workplace. Diversity…

Hispanicize 2017

I was invited to join colleagues on a panel to discuss the Pasión For Sports: How Hispanics are driving the future of sports marketing in the U.S. at Hispanicize 2017. The conversation included insights on how not to produce messages that while not the intent can come across as patronizing. For example futbol, Latino athletes and…

CUNY Graduate School of Journalism

I nearly lost my voice after an intense hour + of speed networking at City of New York (CUNY), Graduate School of Journalism on 2/28. We covered (very briefly) the key to reaching our goals…the ability to be hyper focus – that’s where success lives. If the finish line isn’t clear to us then our…

Brown University

Many see the election of Donald Trump as a setback to the many advances in social and workplace equality initiatives. I’m grateful for the opportunity to have participated in a conversation at Brown University hosted by the Southern New England Association Of Black Journalists (SNEABJ) which focused on “what now?” What happens next matters. Journalists…

Connect for Succes

NAMIC New England hosted a conversation in Springfield, Massachusetts called “Connect for Success”. The discussion was about understanding diversity and inclusion and how integrating these concepts in organizations impacts employees and companies. I joined Kamilah A’Vant, Senior Manager of TV Station Distribution Media General, Inc.