MIAMI (AP) — Spanish-language broadcasting in the U.S. is losing one of its most prominent figures as Maria Elena Salinas retires from Univision News after more than three decades of blending the role of anchor and advocate. Salinas, who hosts the main news broadcast on Univision with co-anchor Jorge Ramos, has been weighing her departure […]
UnivisionNoticias.com to publish a weekly selection of content from Harvard University’s Nieman Journalism Lab, translated into Spanish to keep Spanish-speaking journalists abreast of latest news, trends, and innovations in digital journalism.
To call the 2016 presidential election unpredictable would be an understatement. What can be expected, however, is the importance of the Latino vote on the election’s outcome. To project how US Hispanics will vote and their impact on the election, Univision News created an electoral forecast model called “Swing Latino.” The forecasts are updated every two weeks from Sept. 8 to Election Day (Nov. 8).
Targeted to digital users who consume news in English, the new “Univision News” section takes Univision’s original content and a Latino perspective to an English-speaking audience.
María Martínez-Guzmán becomes vice president and executive producer, newsgathering, while Gabriela Tristán has been named vice president and executive producer, news production.
Journalism students from the University of Miami will produce infographics for Univision News and will be considered for jobs there upon completion of the program.
Univision News has launched several multiplatform initiatives aimed at giving Hispanic audiences direct access to the most current and reliable health-related information and resources. “Our multiplatform approach to health reporting speaks to our dedication to responsible health journalism and our commitment to keeping our community informed about crucial health issues,” says Isaac Lee, president of Univision News.
The Spanish-language network names Lourdes Torres director of special projects; Jairo Marin is executive producer of newsmagazine Aquí y Ahora (Here and Now); and Maria Martinez-Henao becomes managing editor of network news.