For Immediate Release: October 7, 2016
Contact: Christina DiPasquale, email@example.com, 202.716.1953
PHOTOS: Fox News Latino, Local Journalists and Civil Rights Group Honored in NYC by National Hispanic Media Coalition
2nd Annual New York City Reception Celebrates Local Latino Leaders
NEW YORK - Last night, October 6, the National Hispanic Media Coalition (NHMC) honored local Latinos for their leadership and contributions to the Latino community at its 2nd annual New York Impact Awards Reception at Google headquarters in New York City. Honorees included Fox News Latino; Fox 5 reporter Jessica Formoso; Telemundo 47 anchor Jorge Ramos; and LatinoJustice PRLDEF. Lynda Baquero, Consumer Reporter of Better Get Baquero at NBC 4 New York emceed the event.
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View photos from the event here: https://flic.kr/s/aHskHRDS3K
“Those of you we honor here today are trailblazers whose achievements are a source of pride for the Latino community--ensuring that our voices are heard and that they have a powerful echo,” said Alex Nogales
, president and CEO of the National Hispanic Media Coalition, in welcoming honorees and guests at the NHMC Impact Award reception. “Our communities are better served because of your dedication to communicating our experience and expanding opportunities for all Latinos.”
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In accepting the Excellence in Journalism award on behalf of Fox News Latino, Francisco Cortes, vice president at Fox News Latino
“It is an honor to be recognized by Alex Nogales and the National Hispanic Media Coalition for the reporting Fox News Latino has done within the Hispanic community. As pioneers and leaders in the digital space, our mission is to tell stories of the American Latino, often not covered by mainstream media. During times when diversity is needed more than ever, Fox News Latino.com
is proud to have some of the most talented Latino journalists working on the issues affecting our community.”
[caption id="attachment_9650" align="aligncenter" width="196"] Jessica Formoso[/caption]
, award-winning reporter for Fox 5, accepting her award for Excellence in Broadcast Journalism stated:
"It is a great honor and privilege to be recognized by an organization as notable as the National Hispanic Media Coalition. As a Latina, I am proud that more Latinos are entering this industry, as I know their work will be community-focused and done with integrity and passion. The work I’m doing at Fox 5 News is just the beginning of something bigger and better for a community who deserves to be well represented."
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Juan Cartagena, president and general counsel at LatinoJustice PRLDEF
, spoke on behalf of the organization in accepting the award for Outstanding Service and Commitment to the Latino Community:
“The work of NHMC on Latino inclusion, and so many other issues is critically important to ensuring a fair and balanced media representation of our community. Media bias is detrimental to our community and we must do all we can to repair those biases. I am grateful that NHMC chose LatinoJustice for this honor."
, Emmy-award winning news anchor for Telemundo 47 was unable to attend the reception but wrote in accepting the Excellence in Broadcast Journalism award:
“This is an incredibly meaningful–and moving honor. The National Hispanic Media Coalition does so much to level the playing field for Latinos in our business, and I would offer my thanks to Alex Nogales and the entire team at the National Hispanic Media Coalition for their continued efforts. When I first started in this industry, my first job as a reporter was at ‘Canal 47 / WNJU’, today I am proud to continue calling Telemundo 47 Nueva York, my home. I truly have enjoyed each and every day of my 38 years in broadcast news and look forward to further serving the Spanish-speaking communities and neighborhoods of the Tri-State region with my Telemundo 47 Nueva York familia.”
[caption id="attachment_9649" align="aligncenter" width="559"] L to R: Francisco Cortes, Jessica Formoso, Juan Cartagena and Lynda Baquero[/caption]
Last year, NHMC began a tradition of honoring those individuals or entities from the New York area whose achievements, generosity of spirit, and courage under fire, have greatly benefited the welfare of the Latino community. Past NHMC Impact Award recipients include: Jeanine Ramirez (NY1 News), Joe Torres (WABC-TV), Lynda Baquero (NBC 4 New York), Esteban Creste (Univision 41), and former Commissioner of the New York City Mayor's Office of Media and Entertainment, Cynthia López. The event gathers over 150 local industry leaders.
NHMC's title reception sponsor is Google.
The National Hispanic Media Coalition (NHMC) is a media advocacy and civil rights organization for the advancement of Latinos, working towards a media that is fair and inclusive of Latinos, and towards universal, affordable, and open access to communications.