The reality may be that newsrooms won’t reach a large portion of the Spanish-speaking audience unless they provide news in Spanish. Remember though, there are a lot of us. Know what’s important to us, then use that.
I counted more than 100 newsrooms that closed during the pandemic. There are growing news deserts, places where people have no or few options for information, and news donut holes, where you might live outside in a suburban community; the city has coverage, but you don’t. You have ghost newspapers, which used to be a 40, 50, 100 person newsroom, maybe now have three people.
Research from Pew Center and the American Press Institute shows that only about a fifth of Americans has ever met a journalist. So they’re assuming that the journalist is someone who just has a gotcha mentality that they’re going to try to embarrass them, that is going to look down upon them, especially if they’re not college educated or if they live in a rural community.
You can criticize a journalist all you want but you cannot attack them. You can’t attack anyone. There are politicians you may hate, cops you may despise, wealthy people who make your blood boil, but not you nor I have the right to do harm to another human being for that.
Welcome to the Reporter’s Studio. I hear you. What is the reporter’s studio? Let me answer that with a couple of questions. What do you know about the news media? Is your answer, my local newspaper, my local NPR station, my favorite television network news? Maybe you think the news media is fake. But, seriously.Continue reading “Here’s Your Ticket To The Reporter’s Studio”