May 2016

  • NHMC is Hiring
  • NHMC TV Writers Program
  • Save the Date
  • NHMC Welcomes Summer 2016 Fellows
  • NHMC Fellows Spread Their Wings
  • D.C. Policy Shop Update
  • Coming Soon: NHMC To Launch A Radio Station
  • NHMC’s Alex Nogales Honored by CSUF
  • Serving Latinos is Good for Business


    NHMC is Hiring!

    Join the fight for responsible and inclusive media!unnamed (19) Development Associate NHMC seeks a self-motivated individual with outstanding writing skills for the Development Associate position. Applicant should have previous experience working in a not-for-profit development office. This position is responsible for managing and growing a diverse portfolio of funders through the identification, cultivation, solicitation, and stewardship of new and existing individual donor and foundation prospects. The ideal candidate is a compelling writer with excellent interpersonal and organizational skills. Click here to read the full job description and application details for the Development Associate position. NHMC Policy Fellowship Program – Fall 2016 Are you a current law student who is looking for a paid internship in the fall? NHMC is looking to hire two (2) fellows for its Policy Fellowship Program through the generous support of Facebook and Univision/Televisa. Get a chance to visit and network with executives at Facebook and Univision/Televisa. Email your resume, cover letter, and writing sample to: Fall 2016 Consideration Deadline: July 31 Include “Fall 2016 Policy Fellowship” in the email subject line. For additional information, click here. Join the NHMC familia! NHMC Family in Chicago

    NHMC TV Writers Program

    NHMC Writers Program Did you know that Latinos make up only 2.8% of writers staffed on television shows? Are you an aspiring television writer that wants to bring your authentic voice and stories to television? The NHMC Television Writers Program is a direct response to the lack of diverse writers in television and is inviting all Latino television writers looking to hone their skills to apply for the paid, five-week workshop that focuses on writing an original TV pilot in a simulated TV writers room. Submission Period: April 4 – August 7 Program Dates: October 3 – November 4 For more information and to apply please visit NHMC’s website at

    Save the Date!

    Save the date for NHMC’s 14th annual Los Angeles Impact Awards Luncheon to be held on September 8th at the Hilton Universal City hotel. The luncheon recognizes talent and community leaders in the second largest designated market area (DMA) in the country – Los Angeles. Past award recipients include: Art Laboe, Ruben Luengas, Jaime Jarrín, Sam Rubin, Ana Garcia, Big Boy, Laura Diaz and Vikki Vargas. The event gathers 220 industry leaders. To see last year’s award recipients, click here. 2016 Luncheon For sponsorship details, email Brenda Rivas at Coming Soon Fall 2016: 2nd annual New York Impact Awards Reception – Oct 6 4th annual Latino Scene Showcase – Nov TBD 7th annual Washington, D.C. Impact Awards Reception – Nov/Dec TBD

    NHMC Welcomes Summer 2016 Fellows

    NHMC welcomes two interns this summer! Cristina Contreras Zamora NHMC’s Google Policy Fellow, Cristina Contreras Zamora, was born and raised in Mexico and holds a B.A. in international relations from the Mexico Autonomous Institute of Technology (ITAM). She has worked both in the executive and legislative branches of the Mexican government, in the Ministry of Energy, and as an advisor in the Mexican senate. She is currently pursuing her Master of Arts in law and diplomacy at the Fletcher School at Tufts University, where she focuses on international communications and international negotiations. Alejandra SalazarAlejandra Salazar, NHMC’s Univision Policy Fellow, is a junior studying communications and political science at Stanford University. From San Antonio, Texas, Alejandra is passionate about Latinx issues, Latinx-oriented politics and elections, and accurate, fair Latinx representation in news and entertainment media. Along with politics and journalism, she’s very interested in writing, graphic design, and pop culture. Following graduation, she hopes to pursue higher education and an eventual career in either journalism or law.    

    NHMC Fellows Spread Their Wings

     Brenda Villanueva This month three former NHMC fellows made headlines. Brenda Villanueva (summer 2012), an attorney advisor at the FCC, presented an item to increase public safety at the FCC’s monthly open meeting. Brenda is originally from Southern California. Randy Abreu Randy Abreu (summer 2013), was featured in a News 12 The Bronx piece highlighting his fellowship with the Congressional Hispanic Caucus Institute, where he met many important leaders, including President Obama. Randy is from the Bronx, New York. Daiquiri RyanDaiquiri Ryan(summer 2015), was invited to join our friends at public interest, media advocacy organization, Public Knowledge, for her last summer before her final year of law school at George Washington University. Daiquiri is originally from Carrollton, Texas. NHMC’s fellowship program began in 2009 to foster Latino talent in media advocacy, policy, and law. Fellows have hailed from universities such as Stanford, Harvard Law, Georgetown Law, and beyond, and now comprise a powerful network of successful professionals. Paid fellowship opportunities are available during the fall and spring semesters and over the summer, and telecommuting is an option for those who are far from NHMC’s offices in Los Angeles and Washington, D.C. We are always on the lookout for emerging talent! For fellowship opportunities, please contact NHMC’s vice president of HR, Brenda Rivas, at If you are a former NHMC fellow making an impact, please let us know so that we can brag about you too! NHMC thanks Google, Facebook and Univision for supporting its fellowship program, and welcomes others to support these emerging leaders by donating here.

    D.C. Policy Shop Update

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    NHMC Urges FCC to Create Opportunities for Latino Programmers Last week, NHMC recommended the Federal Communications Commission (“FCC”) move forward with its set-top box reform proposal with safeguards to protect existing programmers of color. The FCC’s proposed rules would empower consumers to purchase a set-top box from third-party manufacturers in lieu of renting equipment directly from their cable and satellite providers. The FCC’s proposal could save consumers money, unlock innovative viewing experiences, and improve content diversity by helping viewers find niche programmers that have traditionally faced barriers in obtaining cable and satellite carriage. To learn more about NHMC’s specific recommendations, please visit our website.
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    NHMC Welcomes Court Decision Requiring FCC to Promote Broadcast Diversity Last week, the Third Circuit Court of Appeals criticized the FCC for failing to follow existing laws that promote participation of women and people of color in broadcasting. In its decision, the court also rejected broadcasters’ request that all the FCC’s ownership rules be thrown out. NHMC applauded the decision after years of asking the FCC to take action on media ownership diversity. However, the decision also temporarily vacated the FCC’s 2014 Joint Sales Agreement Rule, which originally encouraged localism, diversity, and competition by closing a broadcast consolidation loophole. NHMC hopes the FCC can correct the rule in its upcoming 2016 quadrennial review, which will evaluate the success of existing ownership diversity rules.

    Coming Soon: NHMC To Launch A Radio Station! LPFM

    unnamedOn May 2nd the FCC granted NHMC a permit to build a low power radio station on 101.5 FM near downtown Los Angeles. Once the station is built, NHMC will broadcast live during morning drive time from 5am-9am Pacific, Monday through Friday. The broadcast will be available over-the-air in an approximate ten-mile radius around downtown Los Angeles, and will stream live and be archived on NHMC’s web-site. NHMC’s programming will feature Latinx creators, storytellers, journalists, activists, leaders and others who are underrepresented on mainstream media. For more information please visit this link. If you want to make a tax-deductible donation to support the launch of this station, please do so here.

    NHMC’s Alex Nogales Honored by the Department of Communications at CSUF

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    On May 6, NHMC’s President & CEO, Alex Nogales, received the Distinguished Communicator Award from faculty of the Department of Communications at California State University, Fullerton. Nogales was recognized for his contribution to the Latino community and to Cal State Fullerton’s students.

    Commercial Media Take Note: Serving Latinos is Good for Ratings

    unnamed (29) Fernando Guerra, Chair of the KPCC Board, Professor and Director for the Center for Study of Los Angeles at Loyola Marymount University At an event at La Plaza de Cultura y Artes in Downtown Los Angeles, Southern California Public Radio announced the results of its One Nation Media Project, a three-year experiment designed to significantly increase high-quality, multimedia, English-language news coverage to multi-ethnic communities in Southern California, particularly English-speaking Latinos. The results: Southern California Public Radio doubled Latino listenership while maintaining core Anglo listeners. Congratulations to the Corporation for Public Broadcasting, Latino Public Radio Consortium, Southern California Public Radio, and KPCC for recognizing the potential in serving English-language Latinos, and may others across the nation move to replicate this successful model!]]>

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