Going forward: How ethnic and mainstream media can collaborate in changing communities

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The first thing a reporter needs to know about collaborating with an ethnic media journalist, said Univision host Jorge Ramos, is not to call him an ethnic media journalist.

To him, that term implies he’s an outsider and inferior to his colleagues at 650mainstream, English-language news outlets — which isn’t true. “I feel strongly that I am a journalist that is part of the United States, and to identify me in another way marginalizes me,”Ramos said.

The second thing to know is that media outlets serving immigrant communities, like Univision, typically have a different role than mainstream media.

“We don’t just report the facts, we also understand journalism as a public service,”Ramos said. He made national headlines in 2015 when Donald Trump kicked him out of a press conference when Trump was running for president. The incident cemented Ramos’ status not only as a leading Spanish-language journalist…

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