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Hispanic Women put new face on U.S. farming

Hispanic Women put new face on U.S. farming

When strangers turn from a two-lane country road onto the gravel drive of the Grazeway Dairy, they see a young woman tending the cows. They invariably ask where the boss is. “People come here and think I’m the hired help,” Terri Hawbaker says.

They’d better rethink. Hawbaker is 24, a woman, a new mom — and the owner of a 120-acre farm and 65 dairy cows in this flat, rural stretch of mid-Michigan.

About 100 miles away, near Lake Michigan, the produce market on state highway M-140 in Covert still carries the name of a prominent local family. But the store and 60 acres of rich farmland that produce the luscious apples, strawberries, blueberries, and tomatoes on display have a different owner: Armando Arellano, an immigrant from Mexico.

Mirroring the demographic transformation of the USA, American farming is becoming more diverse. There is a marked increase in the number of women and Hispanics who are “principal operators” — those who run the farm.

Women and Hispanics have long played a significant role in farming, but often in supporting jobs from picking crops and milking cows to bookkeeping. But an aging population, the surge in Hispanics in every corner of the country and Americans’ growing fascination with organic foods are propelling more women and Hispanics into owning and managing farms.

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How To Get Published In A Magazine

How To Get Published In A Magazine

For editors, filling up their magazines with lots of quality content is their primary task, and they’re also looking just for you!
When you learn to understand their roles and motivations, and when you’re ready to take a few pretty simple steps, you may also get their attention, and make it into their magazines’ pages.

Make the first contact (or how to make sure an editor doesn’t hang up on you)

Editors are very busy individuals. They will know right away when you’re not prepared, and then they’ll lose interest pretty quickly. In this post we take a closer look at some methods that are bound to pique the interest of an editor:

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How To Become A Journalist – Foreign Correspondent

How To Become A Journalist – Foreign Correspondent

If you want to become a correspondent in a foreign country you should begin with earning a journalism or communications degree. Generally, before you will be considered for overseas assignments, you’ll be required to ‘earn your chops’ by performing the duties and tasks of a journalist or reporter for some local agency or for a national news source for a number of years.

It also goes without saying that if you want to become a foreign correspondent, you’ll have better opportunities for covering the news in a particular country if you have become fluent in the country’s language are educated in the history and culture of that particular region as well.

You should also be aware of, and take an active interest in, local and regional current events. Most media employers (be it print, television broadcast, or online media) require their foreign correspondent to have completed a graduate degree program, and holding a Master’s degree in Journalism with, for example, a concentration in foreign affairs or international journalism, will definitely help.

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News For Young Latinos in English -That’s it!

News For Young Latinos in English -That’s it!

The Huffington Post, Univision/ABC, Fox, and NBC have all new news operations in English targeted at young Latinos. How has this new trend influenced the media landscape? In what news are these young Latinos interested? And how successful have these companies been?

For more than five decades, Univision has been active in this field, and the organization is (according to Nielsen ratings) already commanding around 75% of Spanish-speaking TV audiences in America through various cable and broadcast channels. There have been numerous nights, that Univision’s ratings were far better than the major English-language American networks.

Univision now has teamed up with ABC News to roll out a new network aimed at Hispanics but with programs in English. Cesar Conde, responsible for Univision networks said recently that this merger marks a very fascinating point in the history of our country, and he couldn’t be more right.

Millennials are calling themselves Hispanic, they are identifying as Hispanic, but if they get to college and they get their news and information in English, they will not necessarily get the same information as they would through a Spanish-language news outlet. They would think differently if the news coverage directed to them came in Spanish, and would be about what it means to be Latino in America says Lopez.

There’s just no evidence yet to indicate or prove that the new Univision/ABC channel is going to be a winning concept, as the network has been appearing on the air too short, and is the accompanying website in English.

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Financial Support for Hispanics

Financial Support for Hispanics

In the United States, the expansion of the Hispanic population over the last decade has been bigger than ever before. Research indicates that people from Hispanic origin represent almost 15% of the entire US population, and this figure is expected to double in the years that lie ahead.

For this reason, Hispanics were able to get a great deal of attention from nonprofit organizations and state and federal authorities. These days, a good amount of financial support is provided to Hispanics available as scholarships, employment programs, and educational programs.

Also, the GED test, which grants the equivalent of a high school diploma, is offered in Spanish for individuals who have difficulty with English. However, the majority of Hispanic students choose a prep program and the test in English because there are far more possibilities for holders of the English version of the GED diploma, says the owner of Kate Jay from Covcell.com, a provider of free online GED prep classes.

Lots of nonprofit organizations are taking enthusiastic initiatives to improve the lives of Hispanics in America. For example, Hispanic College Fund (www.hispanicfund.org) and Hispanic Fund Institute (www.hsf.net) are two of the bigger players and provide several types of scholarships and grants to qualified students of Hispanic origin.

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