Last updated on: 12/6/2007 | Author: ProCon.org

National Association of Hispanic Journalists (NAHJ) Biography

Position:
Not Clearly Pro or Con to the question "Should the Government Allow Immigrants Who Are Here Illegally to Become US Citizens?"
Reasoning:

“Illegal immigration continues to be an important focus of network news coverage of Latinos. Illegal immigrants are often depicted as a security threat to the country. Stories rarely addressed the many positive contributions made by Latino immigrants or provided viewers with a greater understanding of the causes and benefits of immigration.”

“The Portrayal of Latinos in Network Television News, 2002,” www.nahj.org, Dec. 2006

Description:

“The National Association of Hispanic Journalists (NAHJ) is dedicated to the recognition and professional advancement of Hispanics in the news industry. Established in April 1984, NAHJ created a national voice and unified vision for all Hispanic journalists.”

“About Us,” www.nahj.org (accessed Jan. 25, 2007)

Mission:

“To organize and provide mutual support for Hispanics involved in the gathering or dissemination of news. To encourage and support the study and practice of journalism and communications by Hispanics. To foster and promote a fair treatment of Hispanics by the media. To further the employment and career development of Hispanics in the media. To foster a greater understanding of Hispanic media professionals’ special cultural identity, interests, and concerns.”

“About Us,” www.nahj.org (accessed Jan. 25, 2007)

Other:
Non-profit organization
Quoted in:
  1. Should the Term "Illegal Alien" Be Used to Define Persons in Violation of Immigration Law?