Reporting on Latino/a/x Communities: A Guide for Journalists

By Jessica Retis & Teresa Puente, Amara Aguilar, Jesus Ayala Rico


May 2022

This book offers a critical and practical guide for journalists reporting on issues affecting the Latinx community.

Reporting on Latino/a/x Communities emphasizes skills and best practices for covering topics such as economics, immigration, and gender. The authors share honest stories about challenges Latino/a/x journalists face in newsrooms, including imposter syndrome and lack of representation in news, along with strategies to face and tackle systematic barriers. Stories from leaders in the media industry are also featured, including journalists and media professionals from ABC News, Los Angeles Times, Alt.Latino at NPR, and mitú. Additionally highlighted are experimental and non-traditional new initiatives and outlets leading the future of news media for Latino/a/x audiences. 

This book is an invaluable guide for any student or journalist interested or involved in the news media and questions of Latino/a/x representation.