NAHJ introduces new approach to midterm coverage and invites all to Go VOTE and Go LIVE on election day

Washington, D.C. – For the first time in 35 years, the National Association of Hispanic Journalists (NAHJ) will produce a live virtual event to cover election day with an emphasis on the Latino vote, local and national midterm coverage and a showcase of citizens around the country that are casting their ballots.  The event will be hosted by National President Hugo Balta and will feature a variety of guests and contributors from national and local journalists, national minority journalism organizations, voter outreach organizations, and public figures. The live event will also allow for audience participation to be an inclusive discussion, connecting citizens with the media on election day.

NAHJ is introducing an approach to news coverage with programming that will change the narrative from result-driven coverage, to a focus on celebrating each individual’s voice and perspective on a national platform.  This event will follow voters at the polls, to keep them informed of election day activities and be a supportive voice insisting that each vote matters.  Additionally, increasingly missed opportunities across networks in previous weeks will be fulfilled by including a multi-dimensional narrative around all of the issues that matter to the Latino community and will be given time for in-depth discussion.

The virtual event will be powered by Shindig. Shindig is a versatile platform that allows participation from the entire community.  Viewers can find the livestream on Twitter, Facebook, and Youtube or can tune into the Shindig platform directly to participate in the coverage. Within the platform any attendee of the virtual event has the capability to ask a question and/or be brought on screen to address everyone listening in to the livestream. This will allow citizens to share their voting experience with the community and have their voice accounted for as well as their vote.

Those following the event can participate or listen in to the live coverage here: Shindig.com/login/event/govotegolive on Tuesday, November 6th from 7am  – 11pm EST and tweet using #GoVoteGoLive.

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About NAHJ The National Association of Hispanic Journalists (NAHJ) is the largest organization of Latino journalists in the United States and dedicated to the recognition and professional advancement of Hispanics in the news industry. The mission of NAHJ is to increase the number of Latinos in the newsrooms and to work toward fair and accurate representation of Latinos in news media. Established in April 1984, NAHJ created a national voice and unified vision for all Hispanic journalists. NAHJ has approximately 2,300 members, including working journalists, journalism students, other media-related professionals and journalism educators. For more information please visit NAHJ.org or follow on Twitter @NAHJ.

About Shindig Shindig, the video chat event platform, introduces a revolutionary new ability for hosting large-scale online events of all kinds.  On Shindig, a speaker can address audiences of 1000’s. They can pre-screen potential audience questioners or share the stage for “face to face” video chat questions on a first-come, first-served basis. Meanwhile, audience members can also network, socialize, and share the experience with one another, in their own private self-initiated video chats much like they would in an in-person event. Shindig, all the dynamics of physical events, at internet scale.  For more information contact hostmyevent@shindig.com

Media Contact:
BA Snyder
Veritas Group for NAHJ
512.630.6337
BA@VeritasAustin.com