Hello Latino Aspiring Journalist!

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Here at the Latino Public Radio Consortium (LPRC), where we continue to serve our Latino stations as an all-volunteer organization to the best of our capabilities, we are always happy to present opportunities to bring forth more skilled Latinos into newsrooms nationwide.

We are grateful to The Futuro Media Group for ensuring they keep LPRC abreast of such opportunities and this one is certainly worth a ShoutOut!  They are seeking to hire  a part-time New York Women’s Foundation fellow for Futuro Media’s POC political podcast, In The Thick:

  A new political podcast where journalists of color tell you what you’re missing from the mainstream news.

Read more about the opportunity here and let them know LPRC sent you!

 

Happy Holidays, Feliz Navidad!

Tis the season of giving, so please consider making your tax-deductible end of year donation to the LPRC!

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Congrats to the 2019 Public Media Awardees!

edwardrmurrow2019I spent the weekend viewing some of the public media 2019 Edward R. Murrow Awardees, truly impressive! It is so great to see public media entities garnering so many awards. Congrats to WLRN in Miami for winning the most, 11 awards!!

In reviewing the list, everyone one of them is worth taking a weekend to watch great public media news, storytelling and engagement.  Of course, I gravitated to those stories and coverage that touched upon Latino news and issues. And as I viewed these journalistic works, I took the time to leave a congratulatory comment note because I think it’s important to let them know, we appreciate their work!

The CPB Press Release provides the full list of the public media entities and below, if you’re interested in the Latino-focused coverage, I am providing herein some of those that resonated with me the most.

News Documentary
Audio Diary: Marjory Stoneman Douglas Senior Leonor Muñoz Documents Life After the Shooting
WLRN-FM
Miami, FL
News Series
Escape From Venezuela
WLRN-FM
Miami, FL
 
Excellence in Innovation
KUNR’s Spanish/English Bilingual Content
KUNR-FM and Noticiero Móvil
Reno, NV
 
Investigative Reporting
The Fresno Detention Facility Ice Doesn’t Want You to Know About
Valley Public Radio
Clovis, CA
 
Hard News
Why Do We Keep Building Homes in Places That Burned Down?
KPCC / LAist
Los Angeles, CA
 
Feature Reporting
Where Dreams Die
Arizona Public Media
Tucson, AZ
 
Hard News
On Arizona Border, Some Migrants Plan on Arrest — Others Have No Plan at All
KJZZ-FM
Phoenix, AZ

 

WLCH in Lancaster, PA estan muy Activo!

Lancaster’s WLCH in PA has been bringing it up a few notches for their audience.  Their Facebook has become very active and they are going FB Live with their popular program:  Cafe Con Leche.  We see you and we see your audience joining in.  I’m tuning in on FB Live with my Cafe con Leche en mano! After all as a Latino it’s what we do, catching up to our morning news and what better place than on the airwaves if you are in your car or on FB Live.

And their Facebook isn’t just doing a morning live show, they are keeping their audience and followers engaged with inspirational posts, community happenings like book readings, local events, etc.

 

They are fast becoming my favorite northeast Latino public media station!

¿Pues que esperas? ¡Dale un vistazo!

The WDNA Jazz Gallery in Miami

I wish I lived in Miami because if I did, I’d be stopping by often to enjoy our member station, WDNA’s Jazz Gallery. 

If you live there and haven’t tuned in or attended one of the many concerts WDNA hosts, then shame on you and what are you waiting for?  It’s not just a broadcast, it’s a LIVE performance!  And it isn’t just Jazz Greats that they feature, they feature Jazz performances from Miami’s own backyard.  Like this next upcoming event on April 30th, the FIU Music Hour,  which takes place every Tuesday, 11am – 12p, as a live performance and broadcast in the WDNA Jazz Gallery.  The program features the Florida International University School of Music students, faculty, alumni and friends. And yes, the performances are free and open to the public.

Learn more about all WDNA offers thru their website and social media: Twitter, Instagram and Facebook.  ¡Que Viva La Jazz en Miami!

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Every day we’re inspired by LPRC member stations. And our vision of a thriving Latino public media shines brightly on us because of all they do. We fulfill this vision by working directly with Latino stations and professionals. But we can’t do it without you. ¡Te necesitamos!

We need your help. Any donation amount will make a difference. With your gift of $50, $75, $100 or more you will help us continue providing support to our Latino member stations. Thank you! When you support the LPRC, you are helping Latino stations, professionals and communities across the U.S. and Puerto Rico. But there is still much to do! Thank you for helping us be the bridge to better serve Latino audiences!

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