Jet Set with Jeannette

Thank you, Jeannette Ceja for inviting me on your program,🎙Jet Set with Jeannette. We covered a lot of ground!-Growing up Latino in the USA-The National Association of Hispanic Journalists (NAHJ) role in shaping journalists and journalism-Emerging independent news outlets like .palabra and the Latino News Network-Diversity as an opportunity to be realized; not a problem…

Farm Worker Justice National Award

As a founding member of the National Association of Hispanic Journalists (NAHJ), Maria Elena Salinas has not only helped to lift an entire industry of Hispanic and Latino journalists, but lift up our communities across the U.S. Personally, she has been a role model for myself as I’ve entered each stage and facet of my…

Cultural Competence and Representation in Editing

Answer: Representation in editing occurs when editors across cultural differences, from diverse backgrounds are involved. When only dominant groups are represented, this can inhibit journalistic integrity, bc implicit bias happens when only one group is represented… therefore failing to speak for and to communities of diverse backgrounds. Journalism should represent all different people, and therefore…

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.

ESPN: how to best serve Hispanic sports fans

Great discussion with colleagues at a Somos ESPN hosted panel discussion in October about how ESPN is best serving Hispanic sports fans in English y español. The conversation focused on how the Worldwide Leader Of Sports leverages the deep pool of talent across platforms and networks in the U.S. and abroad  in producing content which…