04 April 2023

Debate on the influence of Spanish-language journalism in the U.S.

Tuesday, April 11, in Miami, the final event in the framework of the IX International Congress of the Spanish Language.

Miami (April 4, 2023) - The influence of Spanish-language journalism in the United States will be the main topic of the "Journalism with Ñ" conference on Tuesday, April 11, in Miami. The event is open to the public, with free admission and no English translation.

The Press Association of Cadiz (APC), with the collaboration of the Inter American Press Association (IAPA), informed that the event would be held at the Indigo Hotel in Miami Brickell (145 SW 11th St. Building 1) starting at 10:00 am.

The event is part of the IX International Congress of the Spanish Language, held from March 27 to 30 in Cadiz, with the participation of the King and Queen of Spain and personalities of the Spanish-speaking world's culture, arts, and literature. Previously, the APC organized journalistic conferences in Cadiz, Morocco, and this April 11 in Miami.

According to February figures from Statista Research, 59 million people speak Spanish in the United States, the country with the second largest number of Spanish speakers after Mexico. Hispanic American culture, particularly the Spanish-language media, is expanding in North America, despite the general difficulties of the press industry.

The IAPA, a partner in the Miami conference, focuses the debate on Tuesday on two main questions: "Has Spanish-language journalism achieved acceptance and recognition from the U.S. public and press?" and "How the U.S. Spanish-language media are adapting to digital changes."

Panelists for the first roundtable are Leopoldo Gomez, president of Noticias Univision, Miami, Florida; Cynthia Hudson, director of CNN en Español, Atlanta, Georgia; Armando Varela, editorial director of La Opinión of Los Angeles, California; Sonia Osorio, journalist of El Nuevo Herald, Miami, Florida, and Florida International University (FIU) Journalism professor Alejandro Alvarado Bremer.

The second panel will include Patsy Loris, vice president of News, Telemundo, Miami, Florida; Rafael Cores, vice president of Digital Content, ImpreMedia, New York, New York; Manuel Aguilera, editorial director, Americano Media, Miami, Florida; Ileana Lavastida, director, Diario Las Américas, Miami, Florida and José Zamora, executive, Exile Content Studio, Miami, Florida.

APC Vice President Mabel Caballero and IAPA Executive Director Ricardo Trotti will inaugurate the conference.

IAPA is a non-profit organization dedicated to defending and promoting freedom of the press and expression in the Americas. It comprises more than 1,300 publications in the Western Hemisphere, based in Miami, Florida, United States.