When the Newmark J-School launched its Spanish-language journalism program in 2016, its initial aim was to train more bilingual journalists to better cover Latino communities.
We soon broadened the program’s scope to create the The Latino Media Initiative dedicated to producing research, organizing conferences and meetings, and advocating for new leadership in newsrooms and the creation of more outlets serving Latino communities.
The Bilingual Journalism Program
The Bilingual Journalism Program (formerly the Spanish-language Journalism Program) is a unique initiative to train bilingual students interested in covering Latino communities in the U.S. and the larger Spanish-speaking world.
The Latino Media Summit
A hybrid, bilingual Spanish-English, two-day event that brings together elite journalists, entrepreneurs, artists, and industry leaders to celebrate and converse in meaningful ways about the ideas, innovations, and opportunities for Latinx journalism and its community.
Learn more here.
We cannot separate the future of Latino journalism from the future of all U.S. journalism. Our research is filling a void of data about the state of this sector. Check out The State of the Latino News Media and The News Agenda of Latino Media in the U.S.
Guía Antirracista for Spanish-Language Newsrooms
In December 2020, we published an anti-racist style guide for U.S. Spanish-language journalists, editors and newsrooms.
This is the work of a group of journalists and academics, a majority of them Afro-Latinas, from several Spanish-speaking communities represented in the U.S. They engaged in a collective analysis of anti-Black racism in spoken and written Spanish in the country, examining a wide range of culturally specific idioms and concepts and offering recommendations on usage and translation.