Unprecedented alliance in favor of noncommercial Latino media
NAHJ and LPRC partner to support Latino public media professionals
Washington, D.C., February 28, 2018 – The National Association of Hispanic Journalists (NAHJ) and the Latino Public Radio Consortium (LPRC) have entered into a partnership to benefit Latino public radio stations and professionals in the United States and Puerto Rico.
This is the first time that two Latino media-related organizations officially work together by focusing on public radio stations and professionals as part of their vision of a more diverse media landscape.
“We are excited to welcome LPRC members into our community”, said Alberto B. Mendoza, NAHJ Executive Director. “Public radio stations are a vital sources of news, information and community building for Latinos in urban and rural areas. It’s important to bringing tools & resources to local reporters at these public media stations, which are entrenched in local Latino communities providing important educational & cultural resources.”
With this partnership, LPRC member stations will have full access to NAHJ membership benefits to include networking opportunities, career support and resume referral services, training and workshops, and member rate registration to the NAHJ 2018 conference.
“We’re committed to strengthening Latino public media stations & Latino public media professionals by providing essential tools to help them enhance their work within the public media space”, explained LPRC Executive Director, Magaly Rivera. “This is a natural partnership. The NAHJ is working to get more Latinos in news, and we are working to get more Latinos in public media, which is a crucial part of the news landscape.”
Recently, LPRC and NAHJ have been working on different projects with similar purposes to help journalists and public media stations in Puerto Rico after hurricanes Irma and María. “NAHJ has been a real advocate during the emergency to our member stations in Puerto Rico.. We are grateful to be able to formally join forces”, added Rivera.
The National Association of Hispanic Journalists (NAHJ) is the largest organization of Latino journalists in the United States and dedicated to the recognition and professional advancement of Hispanics in the news industry. The mission of NAHJ is to increase the number of Latinos in the newsrooms and to work toward fair and accurate representation of Latinos in news media. Established in April 1984, NAHJ created a national voice and unified vision for all Hispanic journalists. NAHJ has approximately 2,200 members, including working journalists, journalism students, other media-related professionals and journalism educators. For more information please visit NAHJ.org or follow on Twitter @NAHJ.
The Latino Public Radio Consortium (LPRC) was founded in 2007 to advocate for the inclusion of Latinos in public broadcasting and to provide services that enhance the capacity of public radio stations serving Latino audiences. Member stations receive direct support & assistance with regulatory compliance, fundraising, governance, community engagement and institutional advancement, among other areas. For more information, visit www.latinopublicradioconsortium.org or follow on Twitter @LatPubRadio.
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