Hispanic Heritage Month is about to wrap. These 10 Hispanic news sites will help you stay informed.
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The US Hispanic population continues to change.
Specifically, it’s growing, says Pew Research Center, which reports the Hispanic population has reached a new high. Hispanics also are the nation’s second fastest-growing racial or ethnic group, according to figures from the US Census Bureau, on the nation’s growing older population.
So, it’s no wonder news agencies now offer specialized sections and translated versions of their sites to meet the needs of this massive audience.
While we’re celebrating National Hispanic Heritage Month, we wanted to highlight sites that do a fine job keeping this growing audience informed.
1. HuffPost’s Latino Voices
HuffPost’s Latino Voices features news about entertainment, style, politics, and culture. It’s overseen by editor Carolina Moreno.
Following the devastation of Hurricane Maria in Puerto Rico, many of the top stories covered the difficult situation there. They included how many Americans still hadn’t heard from loved ones in Puerto Rico and how you can help those in need.
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Latina.com is the website of Latina Magazine. Its mission: “We address issues that American Latinas face from a young woman’s perspective and an insider’s point of view,” says its Facebook page. The site covers a range of topics — from politics and lifestyle to fashion, beauty, and sex.
The magazine launched in 1996. Today, with readership of two million bilingual, bicultural women in the US, it is considered the largest magazine edited by and for Latin women.
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NewsTaco offers up original and curated news, critique, analysis and opinion — from a Latino perspective.
Its founders “commiserated that there was no place that provided Latino news and information in a way that totally satisfied them — like a taco that gives you everything you need in one bite,” it says on the site. “Since, we’ve worked to provide an authentic Latino point of view on NewsTaco with the feel of comfort food.”
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Remezcla started as a grassroots effort among writers and creatives. They shared a common view that many great stories about new Latin music, culture, and events simply weren’t being told.
Though its vision has evolved, “we are still very grounded in our mission to be the most progressive media brand that puts emerging Latin culture on the map. The right way,” says CEO and founder Andrew Herrera, on the site.
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5. Al Día
Al Día is a news organization focused on the Latino experience the United States. It aims to foster engagement and drive a new American narrative.
According to Al Día, “Latinos find themselves fully represented; businesses learn about the fastest growing demographic in the country; and non-Latinos are engaged by content that doesn’t simply expand their cultural landscape but provides thoughtful and incisive attention to what’s happening throughout the nation.”
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6. US News’s Hispanics
While it posts sporadically, US News’s Hispanics features some interesting stories.
U.S. News & World Report itself is a multi-platform publisher of news and information. According to the site, editorial and production operations are located in Washington, DC; advertising sales and corporate offices are in New York and New Jersey.
The news operation spans 80 years.
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7. El Hispanic News
El Hispanic News serves the Latino community of Oregon and Washington.
“Founded in 1981 by Juan Prats, [El Hispanic News] is the oldest Hispanic publication in the Pacific Northwest and is a leading source of information for the Hispanic community,” the site says. It also helps businesses, government agencies, politicians, and advertisers reach a community that’s not reached through many mainstream media outlets.
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8. The Hill’s Latino
The Hill’s Latino features mostly political, but also hard news, that affects the Latino community.
The newspaper itself has covered the “intersection of politics and business, connecting Capitol Hill, K Street, Wall Street and Pennsylvania Avenue for non-partisan coverage of all factors in legislative decisions” since 1994.
It’s read by political pundits, the White House, and 100 percent of Congressional offices.
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9. BBC News – Latin America & Caribbean
BBC’s World edition covers Africa, Asia, Australia, Europe, Latin America, and Middle East.
The Latin America section contains hard news, features, and video. Topics include everything from NAFTA to the World Cup.
There’s a lot of great reporting on this site.
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10. BuzzFeed’s Hispanic
You know BuzzFeed.
It’s a leading, independent digital media company. Its popular cross-platform network includes online news, apps, YouTube, and social media like Facebook and Snapchat.
Its Hispanic section takes a look at hard issues in an easy-to-digest manner.
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Authors Christine Cube and Anna Jasinski work in audience relations at PR Newswire. You can catch them sharing journalism and blogging news on @BeyondBylines, or you can follow them on their personal handles at @cpcube and @annamjasinski.