After NAHJ cancelled its 2020 elections, the race is the organization’s most contested in recent memory

At a time when NAHJ was forced to reconfigure its annual convention due to a deadly pandemic, board members unanimously voted to cancel the 2020 elections for 10 board positions, creating a snowballing controversy that grew over months and eventually prompted the organization to reinstate a contest that has historically drawn low voter turnout and minimal participation.

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Journalism’s diversity problem begins in university classrooms, where a lack of Latino professors sets many students up to fail

In classrooms where Latino students are the majority, some will go their entire college career without a single Latino journalism professor, according to a Latino Reporter analysis of student and faculty data from the California State University system.

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Latinos struggle with mental health, seeking care as deadly coronavirus rips through their communities

Latino communities around the U.S. have been pummeled for months by the still-spreading coronavirus. They’ve fallen ill, lost jobs, buried people they love. Bills continue to roll in. The demands of daily life remain. The mental health toll, experts have said, is extreme. But for many Latinos, it’s not always clear where they can turn for help. Latinos face barriers to mental health care, according to the National Alliance of Mental Illness (NAMI), both in access and in quality of treatment.

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Canceled and unpaid internships can leave journalists of color behind. During a pandemic, there may not be other options.

As COVID-19 continues spread across the country, news organizations have seen a sharp drop in revenue. Some with paid internships, like NPR and The Seattle Times, cut their summer programs entirely. But at a time when calls for racial equity have led to revolts at newsrooms across the country, fewer paid internship programs also mean fewer opportunities to bring diverse voices into the industry.

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