The following letter from NAHJ President Hugo Balta was published on August 22, 2019: Dear NAHJ Members, Today I am announcing the decision to rescind the invitation of Fox News as a sponsor for NAHJ at the upcoming Excellence In Journalism (EIJ19) conference in San Antonio next month. Major news outlets have always held value […]
Jorge Ramos is a respected journalist who has faced not one, but multiple physical hurdles placed in front of him by various governments.
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NAHJ Concerns About Manipulation and Misrepresentation Stem From Recent NPR/PBS NewsHour/Marist Poll
As has been shown, time and time again, when the media reports falsehoods, the public believes falsehoods.
“Proper journalism gives subjects a voice, rather than reducing the voice of an entire minority to the that of an American man with a microphone and background noises of splashing water,” said Hugo Balta.
“Stories must be written and reported with the base value of truth, instead of regurgitation.”
“A culture of framing stories where Latinos are the protagonists as niche must change,” Hugo Balta said. “Newsroom managers need to appreciate that ‘Latino’ stories and ‘American’ stories are one in the same, that inclusion of different voices is increasingly relevant to the changing multiethnic, multicultural, multilingual nation.”