RECORDING AVAILABLE: Cultural Competency with NAHJ’s Alberto Mendoza
Alberto Mendoza, Executive Director of the National Association of Hispanic Journalists joined Colorado Public Radio’s Rachel Estabrook to discuss his organization’s cultural competence handbook.
It’s designed to help journalists cover a broad array of communities and issues with respect. As public media newsrooms across the country put more emphasis on covering underserved communities, and doing so in a more thorough and three dimensional way, cultural competence is more important than ever in our field. Mendoza talked about how to have a better working vocabulary related to diversity issues to avoid stereotyping, and how to recognize and reflect the diversity of people’s identities and experiences in our coverage.
A recording of the webinar is available below.
And a copy of the NAHJ Cultural Competence Hanbook (revised in August 2020) can be found here.