Local News Is Dying, and It’s Taking Small Town America With It

“Local news outlets play a vital role in the daily lives of communities who are often ignored by mega-media companies that are disconnected geographically and culturally,” said Hugo Balta , the president of the National Association of Hispanic Journalists, in an email. “The regionalization of content production, a failed one-size-fits-all practice, is irrelevant to already…

Latino Journalists Battle Washington Post Over ‘White Minorities’ Story

“The topic is very relevant, but the story would’ve benefited from the perspective of the community at the heart of this young woman’s angst,” Balta said. “The intent wasn’t to create division or fan the flames, but the impact was certainly that. ” The full Observer article: https://www.google.com/amp/observer.com/2018/08/washington-post-diversity-hispanic-journalists/amp/

Balta Nurturing Relationships

“Hugo Balta to take on temporary assignment nurturing relationships between #ESPN, #ABCNews and journalism organizations that champion newsroom diversity” Richard Prince’ Journal-isms

Hugo Balta: Beyond The Pitch

“In this episode of Beyond The Pitch, Juan Arango is joined by Hugo Balta … one of the most influential executives in US television 📺… giving a voice to Latinos via media outlets in this country. “ “As Senior Director at ESPN and with the National Association of Hispanic Journalists (NAHJ) – he has given…

Major Line-up of National News Anchors and Reporters Prepare to Tackle Tough Latino Media and Community Issues at Hispanicize 2018

“These are the times that try our Latino soul both as journalists and as human beings,” said Hugo Balta – Senior Director of Hispanic Initiatives at ESPN and former president of the National Association of Hispanic Journalists (NAHJ). “Our journalists track will help our industry assess how we’re navigating through these situations and what we’re…