The Press Club of Long Island will host “How the Media Can Better Serve Spanish-Speaking Communities,” a virtual panel discussion, on Thursday, June 24, at 7 p.m. to explore ways that news outlets and individual journalists can improve their coverage and build more meaningful relationships with audiences that often go overlooked.
Long Island journalists Pablo Calvi, Daysi Calavia-Robertson and Maria del Mar Piedrabuena will be the panelists, and this free virtual event will also include a Q&A. The event will take place via Zoom and is open to the public. To RSVP and receive a Zoom link, click here.
Pablo Calvi is the author of “Latin American Adventures in Literary Journalism” (University of Pittsburgh Press, 2019). An associate professor at Stony Brook University School of Journalism, he is also the associate director for Latin America at the Marie Colvin Center for International Reporting. His long-form work, in The Believer, Guernica Magazine and El Mercurio among others, has been listed as notable in “Best American Essays,” “Best American Travel Writing” and “Best American Nonrequired Reading.”
Daysi Calavia-Robertson is a multimedia journalist who covers cost-of-living and affordability issues, the business of marijuana and CBD, travel and tourism and human interest topics for Long Island’s Newsday. Her articles have appeared in The Miami Herald, El Nuevo Herald, The Sun-Sentinel and The Huffington Post. She has covered lifestyle and entertainment news on-camera for local television and is the founder of Press Pass Latino, a bilingual entertainment, fashion and lifestyle news site for millennial Latinos. No matter what the medium, Daysi believes in the power of storytelling.
María del Mar Piedrabuena is a bilingual multimedia journalist, editor and publisher. She is the co-founder of Tu Prensa Local, a Spanish local news site on the East End of Long Island. She is also a contributor at RiverheadLOCAL. For the past 15 years she has worked at leading local news outlets including RiverheadLOCAL and News 12, among others. She has covered a wide array of topics through video, photography, online and print: from women’s issues and immigration to education, politics and business stories. Her columns and features in particular have received several awards and have been recognized by the New York Press Association and the Center for Community Media.
Brendan J. O’Reilly, the vice president of The Press Club of Long Island and the features editor of The Express News Group on the South Fork, will moderate.