Veronica Villafañe is a pretty legit journalist. She's won an Emmy. She's done the news in both English and Spanish. She's worked for Univision, Telemundo and CNN, to name a few. She was even the president of the National Association of Hispanic Journalists for two years. In other words, she's the real deal. But around June of 2007, she looked around and noticed a "lack of news coverage about Hispanic media and Latinos working in the media." In order to highlight Latino's achievements in the industry, she sought out to create Media Moves.
And the truth is, Latinos are a VERY big part of the media landscape. And that's a relatively new development. Only recently has diversity been truly introduced to what was once a pretty homogenized playing field. Villafañe created Media Moves in order to document this sea change in not only our media, but also our culture. Today, the blog is reporting on Suzette Millo's promotion at Telemundo. There's also an announcement on the Hispanic TV summit in New York.
Yes, the site is about hirings and firings. Sure, it's about anchor chairs and editorial desks. But it's really about something much larger that's underway in this country. Our media is shifting to more closely reflect the true fabric of our nation's demographics. Media Moves is this blog of record for these changes.