Hispanic Heritage Month: Communicating through weekly bilingual newspaper

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(WLAX/WEUX) – Communication is key for so many people during a time when many feel out of touch. For the Latino community, staying in touch as they celebrate their heritage is as simple as communicating through a weekly, bilingual newspaper. Here’s reporter Kathy Guinn.

Family and faith. Music and merriment. Life for a Latino living in the U.S. among other Hispanics is a fiesta.

Latinos are a communicative people, ready to share their colorful culture with each other, with their communities, which is centered around their church like Our Lady of Guadalupe.

Where they pray together, and they play together. It’s where a young future journalist practiced his skills of storytelling.

Joe Arce, journalist, said, “I got to have stories in the newspaper that have an impact on our community.”

Joe Arce’s had an impact 50 years in news, 26 in tv news, and 24 years at KC Hispanic Newspaper, published weekly, with a 35,000 readership.

“#1 they love it, they love it because they get the information that they need, and so often mainstream media sometimes they don’t cover it on a daily basis or weekly basis, and so we have to be that vehicle to get the information out to them,” said Arce.

Stories in both English and Spanish, reminding them of the unique bond they share with other Latinos.

Latinos love to celebrate their heritage, celebrate their families, and celebrate their accomplishments.

Like Joe Arce’s Hispanic newspaper which keeps thousands of Hispanics in his community connected.

Arce said, “#13 I just want to be known as a journalist the day that God calls, for me, I just hope people remember me as a journalist more than anything else. That is my love.”

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