Hi Philadelphia Latinos, what should we report on?
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The Latino community in Philadelphia is among the fastest growing in the United States. she has Tripled over the past decade, and now constitutes approximately 15% of the population. However, as Philly Boricua via New York, I am frustrated by the lack of news coverage these vibrant communities of Latinos and Hispanics receive.
The Latin people have contributed to the city’s history for a century or more. Puerto Ricans and Dominicans are credited with developing the many corridors of business in North Philly. And these days, Latinos of all backgrounds support the culture of our city. they were award winning poet And radio producers And non-profit leaders.
If you’ve perused many of Philly’s major news outlets, you might not know it.
This isn’t just a Philly thing – Latinos are underrepresented in the media across the board. According to a recent report from the US Government Accountability Office, 11% of journalists nationwide are Latino, a personality This is too much by inserting Network is shrinking Spanish language news sources. locally, the inquirer Launch a website in Spanish in 2019 to address this issue.
It leaves a void in the news, and it can harmonize the perception of the Latin experience in the United States as that of poverty, crime, and enduring struggle.
With more Latino reporters – and more interest in reporting – news coverage can focus on what our specific communities need. Conversely, we can also highlight the joy, optimism, and grassroots work that is being done to make our neighborhoods brighter.
So, Philly Latinos, I’m making a call. What do you want me to report?
Since I joined Billy Penn as a journalist intern last month, I’ve written a guide to celebrating Spanish Heritage Month And Concilio’s examination Puerto Rican Day Parade Canceled. Each article is published in both English and Spanish, thanks to the translation services of Gabriela Rivera at Resolve Philly.
This body of work will grow. During my time at BP, I will be reporting on more of the Latino Philly experience, from profiling doping painters to investigating problems that have plagued northern and southern Philly neighborhoods for decades.
But I’m just one person, so I’m counting on you to help me hunt down great stories and pick the topics that I deserve.
Submit your questions using the form below. I’ll pick the best, do some research and report, and share the answers in a series of articles.
What should I report today?