Journal-isms Round Table

What will motivate #Hispanic/#Latino voters to participate in the #midterm #elections (or any election)? Well, to start with, #diversity. It’s about representation. It’s also about both parties reflecting the community that they’re serving. I need to have a connection to the person that I’m going to elect to represent me. So if the candidate is…

Celebrating AAJA18

Congrats to outgoing Asian American Journalists Association president Yvonne Leow and incoming president Michelle Ye Hee Lee!! GREAT representation of the Disney ABC Television Group at the Asian American Journalists Association National Conference in Houston. ESPN #HowardChen and #KTRK #MiyaShay emceed the event’s awards dinner where former ABC News cameraman Yasutsune “Tony” Hirashiki received the…

The Griots Guide: State of the Media Industry

My advice to students of the prestigious T. Howard Foundation promoting workplace diversity and inclusion through internships: Embrace being the only one or one of a few in the room. Leverage being a bridge builder educating others about the importance of diverse communities in expanding corporate culture and with it business imperatives. Grateful to have…

HHF: Latinos On The Fast Track

Happy to have been among the guest speakers invited to the Hispanic Heritage Foundation Latinos on Fast Track (LOFT) Charla. The Charlas are local, self-organized discussions led by community leaders across the country focused on everything from technology, entrepreneurship, to wellness. Thanks to Hispanic Heritage Foundation for inviting me speak about the lack of #diversity…

Diversity Works: Fairness & Accuracy In Newsrooms

Very grateful to have my friends and colleagues join me at Kingsborough Community College to discuss the importance of newsroom diversity. Journalists are entrusted with providing news and information which are in the public’s best interest. Their experience, background, gender and a host of other factors have a direct impact on how content is gathered,…