The Press Club of Long Island hosted “How the Media Can Better Serve Spanish-Speaking Communities,” a virtual panel discussion on June 24 to explore ways that news outlets and individual journalists can improve their coverage and build more meaningful relationships with audiences that often go overlooked.
The panelists were Pablo Calvi, an associate professor at Stony Brook University School of Communication and Journalism and the associate director for Latin America at the Marie Colvin Center for International Reporting, Maria del Mar Piedrabuena, the editor and publisher of Tu Prensa Local, and Daysi Calavia-Robertson, 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 Newsday.
Brendan J. O’Reilly, the president of the Press Club of Long Island board, served as moderator. Among the guests who asked questions of the panelists were national Society of Professional Journalists President-elect Rebecca Aguilar, PCLI Immediate Past President Scott Brinton, and PCLI board member David North. Also joining the discussion was Hofstra University journalism student Damali Ramirez, who has reported on excluded workers who did not receive assistance during the New York State shutdown sparked by the pandemic.
Watch a video of the event below: