Latino Journalists That You Should Follow On Twitter To Diversify Your News
It’s 2019 and we all have trust issues when it comes to the media, for valid reasons. For one, President Trump has named the media the enemy of the people and everyone’s racist tíos now have social media. If you haven’t Marie Kondo’ed your social media, yet, let me show you what a life-giving feed looks like so here are some latino journalists you should follow.
Each of these Latino journalists, editors, and bloggers have been lovingly considered and have passed the test. While they can’t control whether the news sparks joy, their delivery certainly does, and their audience is us, Latinos unidos.
Jorge Ramos | @jorgeramosnews@jorgeramosnews / Twitter
Jorge Ramos is infamous for his hardline reporting and unapologetic interviewing. He and his team recently flew into Venezuela to interview Venezuelan President Nicolás Maduro. The interview must have been pretty damning because Maduro has yet to return their cameras and tape.
Maria Hinojosa | @Maria_Hinojosa@Maria_Hinojosa / Twitter
President of Futuro Media and host of NPR’s podcast “Latino USA”, if you don’t already have Hinojosa in your ear, you need her on your feed. Above all, she’s a talented storyteller, and bring’s la gente’s stories to the world.
Arelis R. Hernández | @arelisrhdz@arelisrhdz / Twitter
Hernández is a reporter for The Washington Post, and her feed is a collection of her own investigative journalism along with all the RT’s you need to know about. Follow her for Washington politics.
Cristian Farias | @cristianfarias@cristianafarias / Twitter
Cristian Farias is on The New York Times’ Editorial Board and is delivering all the law and justice issues you need to know about in plain language. This is the only update I could understand.
Eileen Truax | @EileenTruax@EileenTruax / Twitter
A self-proclaimed “migration nerd,” Truax is hyper-focused on keeping migrants, Dreamers, and asylum-seekers in the news. She’s also here to deliver “#bilingualchisme.”
Alexis C. Madrigal | @alexismadrigal@alexismadrigal / Twitter
A staff writer for The Atlantic, this Mexican-American journalist is focused on how technology influences society. That means you’ll hear about how the small world of anti-vaxxers on social media are influencing a nation, the effects of social media on local elections, and yes, Facebook advertisements. Truly important stuff.
Marie D. De Jesús | @MarieDennise@MarieDennise / Twitter
Marie Dennise is a photojournalist who has covered everything from Jay Z to cockfights. The Boricua’s photos speak for themselves, and you’ve probably already seen them on front covers.
Adolfo Flores | @aflores@aflores / Twitter
The National Security Correspondent for Immigration on Buzzfeed News, Flores primarily covers all the ways ICE is not doing its job and not being regulated to do so. Journalism is the only thing keeping ICE ‘in check’ (if that’s happening at all). Follow for real-time news.
Juan Brammer | @jpbrammer@jpbrammer / Twitter
Juan Brammer is the person you need to follow for all queer Latinx chisme. He writes for Out Magazine, The Trevor Project, and even Food and Wine.
Soledad O’Brien | @soledadobrien@soledadobrien / Twitter
Soledad O’Brien is an icon in her own right. She’s one of the first Afro-Latinas to make it on screen and own her own talk show. Her presence on Twitter deserves its own stage.
Marlena Fitzpatrick | @MarlenaFitz@MarlenaFitz / Twitter
Fitzpatrick is known for her work in Enclave Magazine and Latino Rebels. She’s also known for her expertise in all things música.
Esmeralda Bermudez | @LATbermudez@LATbermudez / Twitter
If Latinos making news in entertainment is what sparks joy for you, then Salvadorian @LATbermudez is for you. She’s an LA Times staff writer focused on Latinos in entertainment.
Vanessa Erazo | @infoCinelandia@infocinelandia / Twitter
Self-described as the source for “everything on Latino film,” Erazo is the Film Editor of Remezcla and is also the Co-Director of Cinelandia USA. Dive deep into classics and new films alike with this movie buff.
Ashly Perez | @itsashlyperez@itsashlyperez / Twitter
I was shooketh when Buzzfeed let Perez go, simply because her work and her feed is artwork. Today, she’s a writer for Jennifer Lopez-produced series “Good Trouble,” but she’s plugged in as ever to the news that matters to Latinos and is worth the follow.
Andrea González-Ramírez | @andreagonram@andreagonram / Twitter
A journalist for Refinery29, @andreagonram is based in Puerto Rico, delivering on the ground news and updates that don’t typically make it stateside. You’ll hear news from her that you won’t hear anywhere else.
Ana Navarro | @ananavarro@ananavarro / Twitter
Navarro is a Republican news pundit and journalist that will not buy into conflated fear-mongering so common among Rep. pundits these days. Plus, she dog walks Trump like no other and I’m here for the roasts from his own party.
Matthew Yglesias | @mattyglesias@mattyglesias / Twitter
One of the co-founders for Vox.com, Yglesias is well-versed in American policies that make poor people poorer. He wrote a book called “The Rent is Too Damn High” and you can guess that you’ll feel validated as heck following him.
Domenico Montanaro | @DomenicoNPR@DomenicoNPR / Twitter
Based out of Washington, Montanaro is another leading journalist in all things politics. He’s currently publishing out of NPR and making the news make sense on Twitter since 2009.
Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez | @AOC@AOC / Twitter
Okay, so AOC is no journalist, but she is reporting the Twitter news in politics faster than anyone else. She’s plugged in, and she’s calling people out. Her reports on politics have become the news.
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