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How media layoffs impact coverage of Latino communities

Los Angeles Times Guild members hold up signs during a rally outside City Hall against ‘significant’ imminent layoffs at the Los Angeles Times newspaper during a one-day walkout on Jan. 19, 2024 in Los Angeles, California. The one-day strike is the first newsroom work stoppage in the 142-year history of the newspaper and the Guild represents about 400 editorial employees.  (Mario Tama/Getty Images)
Los Angeles Times Guild members hold up signs during a rally outside City Hall against ‘significant’ imminent layoffs at the Los Angeles Times newspaper during a one-day walkout on Jan. 19, 2024 in Los Angeles, California. The one-day strike is the first newsroom work stoppage in the 142-year history of the newspaper and the Guild represents about 400 editorial employees. (Mario Tama/Getty Images)

The Los Angeles Times had the biggest newsroom in the country west of Washington D.C. But it just cut more than 20% of its staff, disproportionately impacting journalists of color.

We discuss how that’s imperiling coverage of Latino communities in a crucial election year with Yvette Cabrera of the National Association of Hispanic Journalists.

This article was originally published on WBUR.org.

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