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/

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…

Four Named To The NAHJ Hall Of Fame

   I’m honored and humbled to be included in this year’s class.  A special thanks to the Board of Directors of the National Association of Hispanic Journalists (NAHJ) for their generous recognition. From NAHJ:  Hugo Balta, ESPN senior director of multicultural content, past NAHJ President 2012-2014 “Hugo saved NAHJ. He brought back an organization that…