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Univision partners with TED en Español for Spanish-language podcasts

Univision partners with TED en Español for Spanish-language podcasts

Univision and TED are partnering to distribute and market the first TED en Español weekly podcast to bring “ideas worth spreading” to the Hispanic market. Gerry Garbulsky, curator of TED’s broader initiative to reach Spanish-speaking audiences, is the host. The first podcast will premiere at a TED en Español en NYC event in New York […]

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Maria Hinojosa’s Futuro Media Acquires Latino Rebels

Maria Hinojosa’s Futuro Media Acquires Latino Rebels

Futuro Media, founded by award-winning journalist Maria Hinojosa, is expanding its media portfolio with the acquisition of Latino Rebels. Julio Ricardo Varela launched the digital news outlet in May 2011, which now reaches millions through its website, radio programming, and podcasts. Varela announced the acquisition on April 18 in Miami at Hispanicize, where he received […]

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Univision Planeta axed, Fusion and Univision Digital hit with layoffs; more job cuts coming

Univision Planeta axed, Fusion and Univision Digital hit with layoffs; more job cuts coming

Univision is continuing its downsizing with another wave of layoffs. Multiple sources say over 150 people from Fusion and Univision Digital lost their jobs yesterday and today. Job cuts kicked off yesterday at Fusion and Univision Planeta, an environmental division that has been eliminated. About 40 positions were slashed. Today’s round hit the digital team, […]

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Gizmodo CEO Raju Narisetti steps down amid Univision turmoil and imminent layoffs

Gizmodo CEO Raju Narisetti steps down amid Univision turmoil and imminent layoffs

In a lengthy memo, Gizmodo Media Group CEO Raju Narisetti told staff yesterday afternoon he’s leaving the company with no immediate plans for his “next adventure.” “I had asked to step down as CEO of Gizmodo Media Group and with Univision’s reluctant blessing, will be officially leaving later this month. With recent changes consolidating all […]

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Telemundo partners with Musical.ly to launch digital series for Generation Z

Telemundo partners with Musical.ly to launch digital series for Generation Z

Telemundo has teamed up with global video community musical.ly to develop and launch a series of new digital entertainment programs targeting the Latino Generation Z. The first series is entertainment and pop culture show “The Cheese,” which debuts this Saturday, March 24 on the musical.ly app. As part of its digital strategy, the network plans […]

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Chávez promoted to COO at mitú

Chávez promoted to COO at mitú

Jesús Chávez has been promoted from SVP of Operations to Chief Operating Officer at Latino digital media company mitú. Based in the company’s Los Angeles headquarters, he reports to CEO Herb Scannell. In his new role, Chávez will drive all aspects of mitú’s business strategy, including audience development across social platforms, data and analytics, and […]

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Telemundo creates soccer content creator network to plug Russia World Cup

Telemundo creates soccer content creator network to plug Russia World Cup

Telemundo announced today it’s creating the first Hispanic soccer content creator network in the United States. It’s partnering with British soccer fandom content creator Copa90 to launch the bilingual digital initiative in the U.S. To get the ball rolling, Telemundo will conduct a nationwide search for bilingual soccer influencers they can train to effectively share […]

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De Los Santos leaving LA Times for job at Desert Sun

De Los Santos leaving LA Times for job at Desert Sun

After almost three years at the Los Angeles Times, Brian De Los Santos is leaving the paper. His last day is this Friday, February 9. He’s moving on to a new opportunity at the Desert Sun in Palm Springs as a Digital Strategist. He starts his new role on February 26. While at the LAT, […]

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Veronica Villafane

I'm an Emmy award-winning journalist, who's worked as an on-air reporter in Spanish and English-language television news. In addition to running Media Moves, which I founded in 2007, I'm a regular contributor to Forbes, writing about Hispanic media and entertainment. I am also a freelance writer, reporter and producer. I've worked for Univision, Telemundo, CNN en Español and Los Angeles Fox and UPN stations before diving into a convergence model at the San Jose Mercury News, later becoming a digital media manager. I was president of the National Association of Hispanic Journalists from 2004 to 2006, and inducted into the Hall of Fame in August of 2016.
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