It's All Journalism

Better News: Latino community benefits from newsroom partnership

<p style="text-align:start;"><a href="https://www.wfae.org/" target="_self"><span style="color: rgb(0,0,0);">WFAE, the public radio station</span></a> <span style="color: rgb(0,0,0);">serving the Charlotte, North Carolina region, has been around for nearly 40 years. In that time, the area has seen a dramatic increase in its Latino population.</span></p>

<p style="text-align:start;"><span style="color: rgb(0,0,0);">Ju-Don Marshall, WFAE's chief content officer and executive vice president, recently wrote a</span> <a href="https://betternews.org/charlotte-newsrooms-partner-to-hire-immigration-reporter/" target="_self"><span style="color: rgb(0,0,0);">report for the Better News Initiative</span></a> <span style="color: rgb(0,0,0);">on how the radio station changed its approach to better engage the region's Latino population. This included an equitable partnership with</span> <a href="https://lanoticia.com/" target="_self"><span style="color: rgb(0,0,0);">La Noticia</span></a>, a Spanish-language newspaper serving North Carolina<span style="color: rgb(0,0,0);">, and a joint</span> <a href="https://www.reportforamerica.org/" target="_self"><span style="color: rgb(0,0,0);">Report for America reporter</span></a><span style="color: rgb(0,0,0);">.</span></p>

<p style="text-align:start;"><span style="color: rgb(0,0,0);">On this episode of Better News, Marshall and Hilda Gurdian, publisher of La Noticia, tell host Michael O'Connell how they made this partnership a success not only for their newsrooms but the communities they serve.</span></p>

<p style="text-align:start;">The <a href="https://betternews.org/" target="_self">Better News</a> podcast is a partnership between <a href="https://itsalljournalism.com/" target="_self">It's All Journalism</a> and the <a href="https://www.americanpressinstitute.org/" target="_self">American Press Institute</a> to a) showcase innovative/experimental ideas that emerge from the <a href="https://betternews.org/what-are-table-stakes/" target="_self">Knight-Lenfest Local News Transformation Fund</a> and b) share replicable strategies and tactics that benefit the news industry as a whole. <a href="https://betternews.org/subscribe/" target="_self">Sign up for the Better News newsletter</a> to receive news about the latest resources, case studies, and insights. For more news about the It's All Journalism podcast and future episodes of Better News, <a href="https://itsalljournalism.com/mc4wp-form-preview/" target="_self">sign up for the weekly IAJ newsletter</a><span style="color: rgb(0,0,0);font-size: mediumpx;">.</span></p>

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