September 2011

In this issue:

  •  ‘Not In Our Town: Light in the Darkness’
  • Impact Awards: NHMC Honors Latino Leaders
  • NHMC Recommends
  • Help Wanted
  • NHMC in the Fight Against the AT&T Takeover
  • NHMC on the News

‘Not In Our Town: Light in the Darkness’

Marcelo LuceroThe National Hispanic Media Coalition, NHMC, is promoting the documentary Not In Our Town: Light in the Darkness because it addresses the growing problem of anti-immigrant violence in communities nationwide. Thedocumentary tells the story of a town standing together to take action after a hate crime killing devastates their community. Not In Our Town: Light in the Darkness debuts Wednesday, September 21 at 10:00 p.m. ET on PBS (check local listings). Watch the trailer. Come watch with us Join NHMC for a screening and public discussion of a new PBS documentary,  Not In Our Town: Light in the Darkness. This screening will take place on September 20, 2011 at 6:00pm at the Western Justice Center located at  55 South Grand Ave, Pasadena, CA. Please RSVP with Nilda Muhr at or (626) 792-6462.

Impact Awards: NHMC Honors Latino Leaders

Local Impact Awards 2011The National Hispanic Media Coalition, NHMC, held last week its 9th Annual Local Impact Awards last week in Pasadena, California. Two hundred Latino leaders came together this morning to commemorate the achievements of Local Impact Awards’ recipients. The Local Impact Awards honors individuals and entities whose work have greatly benefited the Latino community in California. Danny Romero (KABC), Gabriela Teissier (KMEX), and Kathy Vara (KNBC) were awarded the Impact Award for Excellence in Broadcast Journalism. Radio Bilingüe was awarded in the Outstanding Service to the Latino Community in Radio Broadcasting category, and Congressman Esteban Torres (Ret.) received the Outstanding Service and Commitment to the Latino Community Impact Award. "Committed Latino professionals are key in the promotion of positive Latino images in the media, NHMC is proud to recognize their outstanding contribution to the community," states Alex Nogales, NHMC President and CEO. KPWR’s Big Boy and KNBC’s Ana Garcia served as Masters of Ceremonies. The 9th Annual The 9th Local Impact Awards Luncheon was sponsored by Google, Univision, NBC 4, Telemundo 52, and the Walt Disney Company. See photos of the event here.

NHMC Recommends

Hispanic LifestyleHispanic Lifestyle is an independently produced television program that profiles positive images of the Latino community, highlighting the achievements of community leaders, organizations, business owners, with segments on health, travel, food and entertainment.  Hispanic Lifestyle is broadcasted on PBS and independent television stations in California, Houston, and Texas. Check them out

Help Wanted

JobsThe Federal Communications Commission is accepting applications from graduating law students and current judicial clerks for its Fall 2012 Attorney Honors Program.   Applications must be received by September 23rd.  More information, eligibility criteria, and application instructions are available at Media Jobs Check out NHMC’s media jobs and internship

NHMC in the Fight Against the AT&T Takeover

DoJ Agrees with NHMC,Takes Action to Block AT&T’s Takeover of  T-Mobile      An Important Step to Protect Consumers from AT&T’s Attempt to Eliminate Competition "We are pleased, but not surprised, that DoJ has come to the same conclusions as NHMC with regard to this transaction’s effect on prices, consumer choice, and competition. We applaud DoJ for taking this important step to prevent consumers from being steamrolled over in AT&T’s brazen attempt to pad its pockets and eliminate competition." -Alex Nogales, President and CEO of the National Hispanic Media Coalition.

NHMC on the News

‘The Michael Eric Dyson Show’ Mobile Merger Lawsuit AT&T On Justice Department’s Move To Block T-Mobile Merger: ‘We’re Surprised’ eWeek U.S. Suit to Block ATandT, T-Mobile Deal Draws Sharp Interest Group Reaction]]>

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