(Concord, New Hampshire) – The Latino News Network (LNN) has created and is moving forward with launching NHLatinoNews.com (NHLN). As a new branch of an award-winning online news publication, NHLatinoNews.com will provide professional, journalistic coverage for and about New Hampshire’s second-fastest-growing population group.
With a Hispanic population of over 54,000 people, New Hampshire has no shortage of audience, and yet a disproportional shortage of news outlets catering to this significant population. With the addition of NHLatinoNews.com, the issue of under-representation and media discrimination will quickly and undoubtedly improve.
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. According to the New Hampshire Department of Health and Human Services, COVID-19 cases continue to show more cases among the Latino community. Latinos account for about 7 percent of COVID-19 cases, and African Americans for 5.6 percent. Even though population-wise they only account for 3.9 percent Latino and 1.4 percent black. Hispanics represent 38% of homeownership in New Hampshire, 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.
“There may not be a remedy for Covid-19, but remedying the lack of sufficient coverage for and about Latino communities is a goal that is both essential and within our grasp,” states LNN Owner, and veteran journalist Hugo Balta. “Whether in a time of crisis or not, all Americans deserve to be kept informed on how they are being impacted, and we’ve made it our mission to achieve that and make it a reality on the local level.”
Latino News Network is proud to announce the launch of NHLatinoNews.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 New Hampshire. 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.