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How Has the Portrayal of Hispanics in the Media Changed in the Last 30 years?

The Houston Association of Hispanic Media Professionals is celebrating its 30th anniversary. The non-profit provides support for Hispanics involved in the gathering and dissemination of news, to encourage and support the study and practice of journalism by Hispanics, and to promote a fair and accurate portrayal of Hispanics in the media. We discuss the challenges […]

The Houston Association of Hispanic Media Professionals is celebrating its 30th anniversary. The non-profit provides support for Hispanics involved in the gathering and dissemination of news, to encourage and support the study and practice of journalism by Hispanics, and to promote a fair and accurate portrayal of Hispanics in the media.

We discuss the challenges of accomplishing that mission over the past 30 years with the association's former president Minerva Perez, and founding member Jo Ann Zuniga. We also explore how Hispanics are treated in — and portrayed by — the media today, and what issues important to that community are not covered enough.

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Michael Hagerty

Michael Hagerty

Senior Producer, Houston Matters

Michael Hagerty is the senior producer for Houston Matters. He's spent more than 20 years in public radio and television and dabbled in minor league baseball, spending four seasons as the public address announcer for the Reno Aces, the Triple-A affiliate of the Arizona Diamondbacks.

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