From new national ventures like ABC-Univision’s Fusion (which broadcasts in English) to new local Spanish-language newscasts around the country, broadcasters are expanding news offerings targeting Latino viewers to keep up with that audience’s growth in numbers and strength. The growth also signifies broadcasters’ foray into secondary markets that have burgeoning Latino populations.
Outgoing RTDNA chairman Vince Duffy says he’s disappointed by his group’s attendance at the joint journalism conference, but is pleased that his group is no longer in the red. Overall, EIJ attendance was up, boosted by this year’s addition of the National Association of Hispanic Journalists in addition to RTDNA and the Society of Professional Journalists.
This year’s Excellence in Journalism convention Aug. 24-26 in Anaheim will feature sessions and other content suggestions submitted by RTDNA members and will also be co-sponsored by the Society of Professional Journalists and the National Association of Hispanic Journalists. The joint sponsorship is reflected in the wide range of sessions and workshops that are of interest to journalists across-the-board, increasingly so as newspeople are required to work on multiple platforms.