Here’s Why I Think It’s a Great Time to Be a Latina in Journalism

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By Emilia Benton

Research showcases that when it comes to representation in the media, we’ve made progress, but we still have a long way to go. In 1978, the American Society of News Editors pledged to achieve equal representation between whites and people of color in major newsrooms across the US by the year 2000. Not surprisingly, that goal wasn’t met, and a new one was set for 2025. Recent data still shows that we’re not even close. Not only that, but it’s no secret that women across all industries still earn less than men, but according to the Institute For Women’s Policy Research, at the current rate of progress, Hispanic women have it worse and will have to wait until 2233 to see equal pay.

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