Monthly Archives: June 2007

Internships, Americas Global Foundation, in Washington D.C.

Americas Global Foundation seeks university students, professionals, or other VOLUNTEERS to work on exciting programs, projects, and events with local, national, hemispheric or global impact. Excellent networking and employment, business, professional advancement opportunities.
Compensation: Americas Global Foundation offers some compensation, college credits, other benefits, plus invaluable networking for your future successful professional careers.
If you are interested please call: 202-371-9696;

In search of media diversity

(Hispanic Link)— By JOSEPH TORRES, Wednesday, June 06, 2007
“We wish to plead our own cause. Too long have others spoken for us. …From the press and the pulpit we have suffered much by being incorrectly represented.”
So wrote John Russwurm and Samuel Cornish 180 years ago in the inaugural issue of Freedom’s Journal, the first African-American newspaper founded in New York City. It is sad that their quote is as relevant today as it was in 1827.
Two centuries later, even though people of color make up a third of the U.S. population, the media are still struggling to integrate diverse voices in news coverage and staffing. Media companies are quick to pledge their support for newsroom diversity, but their actions still fail to match their rhetoric.
The same can be said for the Federal Communications Commission’s commitment to fostering greater racial, ethnic and gender diversity on our airwaves. It has failed to take any action on this growing crisis.
And it is a crisis. The national non-profit media reform organization Free Press released a study June 5 that found people of color own just 7.7 percent of the nearly 11,000 radio stations in the United States. African Americans own just 3.4 percent, Latinos 2.9 percent and Asian Americans 0.9 percent of all stations. Women own only 6 percent.
Read more here.

Special Projects Coordinator, Hispanics in Philanthropy

The Special Projects Coordinator will be based at HIP’s headquarters in San Francisco, California. The centerpiece of this position will be to create a database of Latino health leaders, culturally competent consultants and Latino-led service organizations as a resource to be used by nonprofits and health organizations, and to assist in the development of a talent bank and search firm capacity at HIP. The Coordinator will work in partnership with senior HIP staff and consultants in a variety of research and writing projects, coordinating and supporting the planning and logistics of the advisory committee meetings, launching the database, and developing and implementing a dissemination plan.
The Coordinator will have opportunities to meet and work with leaders in both funder and grantee organizations. In addition, the work experience will be enhanced with field experience, leadership development, effectiveness training and participation in workshops, conferences and meetings.
An undergraduate degree in communication studies, journalism, economics, public policy or other related field is preferred
Strong research and communication (written and verbal) skills
Experience working or volunteering in the non-profit or philanthropy sector
A proven record of working independently and achieving results
Ability to be focused and detailed, to meet deadlines and juggle multiple tasks, to be a team player while maintaining the big picture and a sense of humor
Proficiency in a Windows environment, including word processing, database and spreadsheet work
Ability to travel as necessary
Bilingual English/Spanish preferred
The salary range is from $35,000 to $40,000 based on educational or work experience with the possibility of growth based on performance results. HIP has terrific benefits including medical, dental and vision plus paid holidays and sick days.
Deadline for Application: Friday, July 13, 2007. Applicants are encouraged to apply early.
To Apply: Send cover letter, resume and a self-edited writing sample to: Teresa Ponte, Consultant, Hispanics in Philanthropy, 6800 SW 40th Street, #126, Miami, FL 33155-3708, E-mail:

A Special Issue of Flow: Issue on Latin America Media

A Special Issue of Flow: A Critical Forum is now available online. This issue
features columns on Latin American Media, part of our ongoing mission to
include a wide range of authors and investigatory topics in the journal.
Please visit the journal at to read these columns and contribute responses to them. Each article begins with a Spanish or Portuguese-language column, and is followed by the English translation.
This issue’s articles:
“La telenovela mexicana en el ciberespacio / Mexican Telenovelas in Cyberspace”
by: Claudia Benassini Félix
“Xenofobia y Mitos en la Cobertura Televisiva de la Selección Nacional Mexicana
/ Xenophobia and Myths in the Broadcasting of The Mexican National Soccer Team”
by: Jorge Alberto Calles-Santillana
“La semiótica de la televisión en América Latina: problemáticas y perspectivas
metodológicas / The Semiotics of Television in Latin America: Problems and
Methodological Perspectives” by: Alfredo Cid Jurado
“La televisión mexicana y la transformación del poder en México en el siglo XXI
/ Mexican Television and Transformations of Power in 21st Century Mexico” by:
Javier Esteinou Madrid
“‘Cibercultura’ y cibercultur@ / Cyberculture and Cybercultur@” by: Jorge A.
“Comunicación y personas mayors / Communication and ‘Great People’” by: José
Hernández Herrerías
“La info-estructura de los 22 portales o sitios ciudadanos de los países / The
Info-Structure of the 22 Web Gateways or Citizen Targeted Government Websites
of Countries Located in the Continental Platform of America (2006)” by: Octavio
Islas and Arturo Caro
“El Inicio de la Investigación Científica de la Comunicación Social en América
Latina / The Beginning of Scientific Mass Communication Research in Latin
America” by: José Luis Ortiz Garza
Información sobre el proyecto Office of Inter-American Affairs [OIAA] dirigido
por Nelson Rockefeller. / Information about the the Office of Inter-American
Affairs [OIAA], a project directed by Nelson Rockefeller.
“Place, Race, and Class: Watching Brazilian TV in Salvador, Bahia” by: Joe
“La televisión cultural mexicana / Mexican Cultural Television” by: Florence