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…

NAHJ 2018

I leave #NAHJ18 #Miami with a full ❤️ It is a privilege to be the first person to serve as president of the National Association of Hispanic Journalists for a second term. Congratulations to immediate past president Brandon Benavides, the Board, Alberto B Mendoza and staff, the dozens of volunteers, sponsors and of course members…

From Bad Hombre to Badass

How to change the derogatory rhetoric around #badhombre to #badass … -41M Spanish speaking people in the #usa (2nd only to #mexico) -$1.7 trillion 💵 of purchasing power (US #hispanic market is among #top10 economies in the world) -60M US Hispanics…who must start to see themselves as 1 group if they’re going to realize their…

Hispanicize 2018

I’m proud to collaborate once again with the organizers of the Hispanicize national conference. I joined my friend Mekahlo Medina as co-chair of the Hispanic Journalist Showcase. I oversaw 3 sessions… CNN “Facts First: Holding The White House Accountable” at Hispanicize 2018. Guest Speakers: Ramon Escobar VP Talent Recruitment & Development, CNN Worldwide Boris Sanchez…

Evolution Of U.S. Hispanic Media – How To Speak To Hispanic Millennials

While language proficiency in English and Spanish is paramount in reaching U.S. Hispanics…cultural proficiency is even more important. Happy to have joined Luis Miguel Echegaray, Head of Latino/Spanish Content & Producer, Sports Illustrated and Jens Manuel Krogstad, Writer/Editor, Pew Research Center on a panel discussion on how Hispanics and in particularly Hispanic millennials are consuming…

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…

Hispanic Scholarship Fund’s Alumni HOF

I had the chance to represent ESPN and Disney at this year’s Hispanic Scholarship Fund’s Alumni Hall of Fame Gala at the Pierre New York. The Hispanic Scholarship Fund (HSF) provides Latino families with knowledge and resources to successfully complete a higher education. An inspirational speech from NAHJ HOF Frances Robles that night where she was…