Michele Salcedo for President of NAHJ

For the first time since 2002, there is a contested election for the presidency of the National Association of Hispanic Journalists. I had not planned to issue an endorsement in this race. Nonetheless, I feel strongly about my support for Michele Salcedo, and I cannot be shy about expressing why. Michele and I became friendsContinue reading “Michele Salcedo for President of NAHJ”

Why did you cover that stupid story?

I had to share this exchange between a reader and me. It’s in response to a story I wrote about a cat that was lost at Fort Lauderdale-Hollywood International Airport. The cat jumped out of a cage as it was being unloaded and escaped in a secure area of the airport. The airline (at theContinue reading “Why did you cover that stupid story?”

Official statement from UNITY on Brian Kilmeade apology

Fox and Friends host Brian Kilmeade issued an apology on Monday for “inappropriate” comments he made during the show’s July 8 episode. While we would choose other adjectives rather than “inappropriate” to describe the comments, we nonetheless appreciate that Mr. Kilmeade correctly identified his words, and not our reaction to them, as the problem. InContinue reading “Official statement from UNITY on Brian Kilmeade apology”

The voluntarily indignant meet the smugly dismissive

When Brian Kilmeade made his foolish comment comparing interracial marriage to “marrying other species and other ethnics,” I objected in my professional capacity as president of UNITY: Journalists of Color. Discussing the situation with a colleague, I was a bit surprised when he virtually dismissed those who voice their objections to such drivel as theContinue reading “The voluntarily indignant meet the smugly dismissive”

¡La prensa en español vale!

The following comments were delivered in Spanish by me when I was NAHJ president during the NAHJ 25th Anniversary Celebration Gala on Saturday, June 16, 2007  in response to California Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger’s statement on Spanish language media. The governor stated that for students to get a better grasp of English, they need to “turn off” SpanishContinue reading “¡La prensa en español vale!”

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