(Boston, Massachusetts) – The Latino News Network (LNN) has created and is moving forward with launching MALatinoNews.com (MALN). As a new branch of an award-winning online news publication, MALatinoNews.com will provide professional, journalistic coverage for and about Massachusetts’ second fastest-growing population group.
With a Hispanic population of over 760,000 people, Massachusetts has no shortage of audience and yet a disproportional shortage of news outlets catering to this significant population. With the addition of MALatinoNews.com, the issue of under-representation and media discrimination will quickly and undoubtedly improve. Most Latinos in Massachusetts feel invisible and according to a study by 24/7 Wall Street, Massachusetts is the worst state for the Hispanic community. Hispanics and Latinos make up 20 percent of the city’s population, but they are rarely represented in government offices, high-power committees, or nonprofit boards.
“Pre-pandemic, Latinos deserved to be informed. Now, during the pandemic, Latinos deserve to be informed along with the rest of the world. Post-pandemic, Latinos will continue to deserve to be informed,” declares Hugo Balta, Owner of Latino News Network, and news veteran of nearly 30-years. “It may take unprecedented times to get news off the ground where it should have already existed, but the pandemic has never changed our expectations for what Latino communities deserve at all times — what all American communities deserve at all times.”
News and information outreach to all Americans is critical now more than ever, and can essentially mean the difference between life and death with the ongoing pandemic at hand. Hispanics represent 11.2% of the population in Massachusetts, making them more than a key factor in any proposal for action to incite change, of which the U.S. is experiencing much of lately.
Latino News Network is proud to announce the launch of MALatinoNews.com and its aim to increase and improve news outreach relevant to local Latino communities, in addition to all other American communities in the state of Massachusetts. In the spirit of growing local Latino news sources as the Latino population also continues to grow, the Latino News Network is looking forward to serving yet another community.