Hispanic Journalists React to NAHJ’s Silence Over Border Coverage

By Stephanie Tsoflias Siegel 

Urban Hollywood 411 reports that several National Association of Hispanic Journalist members are upset because the organization never issued a statement or directive on how to cover family separations at the border, while some hoped NAHJ would take a position on the topic.

“Some members are frustrated. They feel that NAHJ should be taking a stand,” one member of the organization told the publication.

Members also took to Facebook to voice concerns. Former Chicago Tribune reporter and NAHJ member Ray Quintanilla wrote on the organization’s official page, “This is likely my final year in NAHJ because the group has lost its advocacy voice. What a shame.” It has since generated close to 300 comments.

NAHJ did not return the site’s request for comment.