Read the Report — ‘Think Big. Act Now.’ A Call to Action from Latinx Coloradans for Equitable and Just Local News

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In the spring of 2021, a group of Latinx Coloradans from across generations, regions and professions began meeting to tackle a series of questions: What would it take to ensure that local news coverage reflects, respects and reaches out to the state’s Latinx communities? What actions must newsrooms, community members and funders take to create a future in which Latinx communities have the power to prevent the media from sidelining, stereotyping and silencing them?

Our conversations took place as part of News Voices: Colorado — a project of Free Press in collaboration with the Colorado News Collaborative (COLab) and Colorado Media Project. The organizations convened the working group to support a community-led effort to answer those questions and to push for action. History has proven that without community pressure, newsrooms — like most institutions of power — are slow to change.

The Latinx Voices working group developed 4 key recommendations, detailed in its report, “‘Think Big. Act Now.’ A call to action from Latinx Coloradans for equitable and just local news.”

To join the Latinx Voices Colorado project or to receive more information about this work, click here.

If the report doesn’t appear below, click here for a PDF version.

To read the report in Spanish, click here.

To read the Black Voices Working Group recommendations and receive information about its work, click here.