August 30, 2022

LIVE From Las Vegas: Covering Latino Communities

It’s ITT’s first live show of 2022! Maria and Julio travel to the NABJ-NAHJ Convention at Caesars Palace in Las Vegas, Nevada to talk about the complexity of Latino communities and the role of journalists who are reporting on them. They’re joined by Lori Montenegro, Washington D.C. bureau chief for Noticias Telemundo, and Ed O’Keefe, Senior White House & Political Correspondent for CBS News to discuss what is being missed in media coverage of the Latino vote and Latino communities broadly. We also hear from other journalists at the convention about what issues are most important to the communities they cover across the country.

ITT Staff Picks:

  • “A main driver of democracy’s decline in the United States is Latinophobia,” writes Jean Guerrero in this opinion piece for the LA Times.

  • For Nieman Lab, Hanaa’ Tameez spoke with 12 journalists in diversity-focused roles about their experiences and the reckoning the news industry still has left to face.

  • After the Supreme Court struck down Roe v. Wade, Latinos and Latinas approached abortion access with a new sense of urgency, reports Nicole Acevedo for NBC News.

Photo credit: Courtesy of Jesus J. Montero

Thank you to the Walton Family Foundation who made this live show possible.