Associations Now by Erine Smith
November 15, 2019
Freelance work is a fact of life for many journalists, whether they like it or not. Amid this shift to more gig work in media, the National Association of Hispanic Journalists sees opportunity for its members.
NAHJ’s new digital publication, palabra, which launched last week, is designed to give long-form journalism by and for Latinos a place to shine.
“It is a necessary response to a new reality in our business and in our association,” NAHJ Executive Director Alberto B. Mendoza, who also serves as palabra’s publisher, told Remezcla. “More and more journalists find themselves practicing our craft as freelancers or independent journalists. This is often by choice, but these days there are more journalists going out on their own because of the tragic disintegration of the news business model that had worked so well for so long, but no longer applies. We have to be proactive.”