Posts tagged "journalists"

Women's History Month: Pioneering journalist Jovita Idar

Women's History Month: Pioneering journalist Jovita Idar
Jovita Idar was a pioneering Mexican-American female journalist. She was born in 1885 in Laredo, Texas, into a family of journalists. She and her brothers worked for their father’s newspaper, La Crónica, according to the University of Texas at Austin. She wrote articles under a pseudonym and exposed the poor living conditions of Mexican-American workers... Read more »

Mexican journalist killed for using social media

Mexican journalist killed for using social media
An employee of a Mexican newspaper was found murdered this past weekend in Nuevo Laredo, Mexico. The 39-year-old victim worked at Primera Hora and was found decapitated and there was a warning left next to her body believed to be from drug cartels. She was reportedly killed for using social media to report on drug... Read more »

Chicago Association of Hispanic Journalists to launch new Web site with Community News Matters award

The Chicago Association of Hispanic Journalists (CAHJ) was granted a Community News Matters award to create a new Web site to promote the work of Chicago-area Latino journalists, to publish freelance reporters and to train and mentor student and citizen journalists. The award was announced today by the Chicago Community Trust and CAHJ will receive... Read more »
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