Young Latinos making their mark in online media
Adriana Maestas (Co-Founder & Editor of Daily Grito)
- Adriana is the godmother of Latino political blogging
- launched LatinoPoliticsBlog
- teamed up with Latina political strategist Alicia Menendez to launch Daily Grito
Fernando Diaz (Managing Editor of Hoy Chicago)
- he worked early-on at the Democrat & Chronicle in Rochester, New York
- Fernando studied journalism at Chicago’s Columbia College before reporting for the now-defunct Chi-Town Daily News and the Chicago Reporter
- now managing editor of Hoy Chicago – the Tribune Company’s Spanish-language newspaper — and a Board Member for the National Association of Hispanic Journalists (NAHJ)
Kety Esquivel (Vice President for Digital Influence for Ogilvy)
- Kety’s unassailable media credentials as both a public relations consultant and a speaker are apparent in her Huffington Post bio.
- Her tireless efforts built an Ambassador Program of bloggers to help with the Mexico Today initiative
Maria Abad (Associate at Qorvis)
- Launched her own blog, Maria On Point, which she quickly translated into English, Spanish, andGerman
Marie Dejesus (Staff Photographer at the Democrat & Chronicle)
- She photographs for the Democrat and Chronicle in Rochester, New York where earlier this year the Associated Press recognized a photograph she took of U.S. Women’s Soccer star Abby Wambach.
- Marie’s photo and video sage has been apparent throughout career, but she recently made the move into wordsmithing with a personal narrative about her return to Puerto Rico, which ran in the Democrat and Chronicle’s Sunday magazine
Nathan Olivares-Giles (Staff Writer at Los Angeles Times)
- Nate’s official title at LATimes is Staff Writer and his daily contributions to the publication’s Technology blog are consistently excellent.
- Nate shoots and edits video for LATimes Sports and video-blogs reviews of the latest Apple OS updates. On Twitter and Facebook, Nate is a machine, promoting both his tremendous content output
- made his debut as a technology commentator on network TV in Los Angeles,
Steve Alfaro (Director at Voto Latino)
- Steve is Voto Latino’s graphic designer maven
- His work for Voto Latino includes everything from designing buttons encouraging participation in the 2010 Census, to producing TV spots featuring celebrities like Rosario Dawson and Wilmer Valderrama.
- He has designed posters for progressive movements that that appear all over the web. From solidarity campaigns with Wisconsin workers, to movements against Arizona’s anti-Latino legislation, to more-recent #OccupyWallStreet demonstrations
The following was a condensed overview from the original post from Huffington Post Latino Voices.