The Call Is Coming From Inside the House (A Latino USA Podcast)
In this episode of Latino USA, host Maria Hinojosa sits with journalist Jodi Rave Spotted Bear, founder of the Indigenous Freedom Alliance, and historian Kathy Roberts Forde, author of ‘Journalism and Jim Crow,’ for a panel discussion about the history of journalistic blind spots.
Ex-Fox Execs on Trial in Soccer TV Rights Bribery Case
Two former Fox executives went on trial Tuesday, accused of bribing South American soccer officials for TV rights to one of the continent’s biggest annual tournaments and using information gathered in the process to help the network’s winning World Cup broadcast bid.
From EL FARO ENGLISH: Central America Journalists Create United Front Against State-Sponsored Attacks
The Network of Central American Journalists hopes to protect independent news media from state-sponsored attacks, spur regional collaboration, and increase the international visibility of press freedom strained by criminalization and public and private-sector censorship.
New PBS Latina-Led Kid Show ‘Rosie’s Rules’ Is Building World Peace (REVIEW)
PBS Kids, which Dr. Diaz-Wionczek describes as having “intentional programming that seeks to make a difference” in its DNA, is now running not one but two shows starring Latina girls — actively advancing Latina representation where so many others fall short.
EXCLUSIVE: Diego Luna Talks to Latino Rebels About Andor’s Latinidad
Beginning Wednesday, Diego Luna returns as Cassian in ‘Star Wars: Andor,’ the latest Disney+ series. Luna spoke with Latino Rebels about the show and the Latinidad of his lead character.
New Nielsen Report Proves We’re Right About Lack of Latino Representation in Media (OPINION)
Calling Latino viewers “the building blocks for streaming’s success,” a new Nielsen report shows that not only are Latinos strong consumers of streaming content, but their viewership increases — and shows and movies do better — when Latinos are given roles in front of and behind the camera.
In Cuba, Where There’s Fire, There’s Anti-Government Propaganda (OPINION)
In the months since an explosion at the Saratoga Hotel in Havana killed 47 people, and weeks after 14 firefighters died fighting the oil fire at the port in Matanzas, recent fires at state-owned and military facilities are leading people on social media to draw various conclusions.
Passing the Baton at Latino Rebels
I will cheer from the sidelines, but the days of working the daily grind for Latino Rebels are over for me. Now there is a solid core team who will take over.
Congressional Latinos Launch ‘Ya Tu Sabes!’ YouTube Show to Combat Misinformation
Ahead of the midterm elections, on Friday the campaign arm of the Congressional Hispanic Caucus launched ‘Ya Tu Sabes!,’ a YouTube show to provide Latino voters across the country with content that is entertaining, educational, and representative.
From EL FARO ENGLISH: Et Tu, Costa Rica?
Amid multiple corruption and misconduct probes muddling his first three months in office, President Rodrigo Chaves has lashed out at the press. In July, authorities shuttered a business financing the operations of leading newspaper La Nación.
Chris Estrada Refuses the Burden of Representation in ‘This Fool’
“When it comes to creating, I didn’t look as look at it as representation,” comedian Chris Estrada —who writes, produces, and stars in a new sitcom on Hulu called ‘This Fool’— recently told Latino Rebels.
Latino TikTokers Teach Eco-Friendly Sustainability
We spoke with Latino TikTok content creators who are teaching their audiences daily eco-habits that are simple and inexpensive to develop, while also sharing in-depth knowledge about the science behind climate change
New Latino Media, Entertainment Company Aims to Tap Growing Spending Power
GoDigital Media Group has acquired the Latino media and entertainment solutions company NGL Collective. The goal is to create a large, digital-first outlet to link a Latino audience with advertising and entertainment that is more inclusive and creates more representation of this growing population.
The Persistent Reign of White Terror (OPINION)
With the recent mass shooting at a Fourth of July parade in Highland Park, Illinois, white rage continues to rear its ugly head in society, and the press must be held accountable for how this phenomenon is reported and portrayed.
Selena Gomez’s Chola Skit on SNL Wasn’t Funny—Or Accurate (OPINION)
It’s good to see Latinas get some solo on-screen time. But not when the only time you see us, we’re reduced down to some white-centric stereotype, it’s a problem. It does our community dirty and, most egregiously for Saturday Night Live, it’s not even funny.
Disinformation and Misinformation (A Latino USA Podcast)
Maria is joined by Julio Ricardo Varela, Voto Latino CEO Maria Teresa Kumar, and Jaime Longoria, manager of research and training for the Disinfo Defense League at Media Democracy Fund, to discuss who is behind disinformation campaigns, their impact on communities, and the organizing that is being done to counter these issues.
Latino Journalist Fin Gómez a Leader in US Political News
On Saturday, for the first time at the White House Correspondents’ Dinner, a Latino journalist, Serafín “Fin” Gómez, sat at the president’s table along with other guests of honor. Gómez is the new political director for CBS News and the first Latino named to the board of the White House Correspondents’ Association.
Democrats Are Losing Black and Latino Voters (OPINION)
While some pundits in various outlets have recently reported that the shift in politics shouldn’t be of concern for Democrats, Republicans — despite their embrace of extremism and bigotry — are making inroads in Latino and Black communities that Democrats have routinely ignored.
Misinformation and Racism on Latino Social Media Continue Unabated (OPINION)
While white Latinos dominate the airwaves and social media with bigotry, they do a disservice to the vast diversity of Latinos by fostering hate and division within the Latino community.
Doctora Polo: ‘This Is Who I Am’ (A Latino USA Podcast)
Dra. Polo reflects on the impact of “Caso Cerrado” on Latino TV and culture and her role as a Latina entertainer.