Guest Speaker: Diane Alverio, CTLatinoNews.com
Ryan Building, Room 204
About Diane Alverio
A seasoned and nationally known communications strategist, Diane Alverio is skilled at planning multi-level public relations campaigns, designing and conducting customized training sessions as well as developing crisis communications strategies for companies and non-profit organizations.
A former journalist, Diane is the principal of D. Alverio & Co. with offices in Hartford, CT. She is the author of Beyond the Shingle: A Resource for Public Relations and Working with the Media, published by Lawfirst Publishing Co. due out this June and available on Amazon.com. Diane has also published articles on public relations in numerous publications including Connecticut Lawyer Magazine.
She has been quoted as an analyst on media issues in such newspapers as the New York Times, Washington Post and USA Today. Ms. Alverio wrote a chapter for a publication on the media coverage of the Fourth United Nation’s World Conference on Women held in Beijing in 1995 and has co-authored seven studies, “Network Brownout” on network news coverage of Latinos in the U.S.
She was named one of the “100 Most Influential Hispanics” in the U.S. for two consecutive years by Hispanic Business magazine, and has received numerous awards over the years for her civic involvement. She was most recently honored as the founder of the “Women Who Dare” speaker series, which highlights the accomplishments of contemporary Connecticut women and their contributions to the state’s history.
Nationally, Diane has served as President of the Washington D.C. based National Association of Hispanic Journalists and Unity ’94 ─ a coalition of minority journalism organizations in the U.S. She is currently the Chair of the Executive Leadership Council for the National Association of Hispanic Journalists
The launch of Ctlatinonews.com marks a new milestone for the more than nearly 500,000 Latino residents of Connecticut. The state’s Latino population has been growing steadily since the 1950s. Through the years, Spanish language media has effectively reached the newly arrived Latino, now as our community matures, we are adding to the distribution of information. CtLatinonews.com is designed to reach the increasingly growing and under-served Latino market that is English dominant. Our business owners, Latino professionals, homeowners, and Latinos employed in the trades, service industry and public sector workers.
Our daily online new site was created to provide a voice for Latinos in our state as well as engage non-Latinos on issues that impact this vibrant and dynamic segment of the state’s population which is an integral part of the state’s economic fabric.
Our team of seasoned journalists and contributors will cover Latinos and Latino issues in Connecticut and Southern New England with comprehensive features, news, and consumer information. CtLatinonews.com will also offer opinion polls, and opinion pieces from the viewpoint of Latinos as well as non-Latinos. We encourage diverse views – as we as Latinos are indeed a diverse community.
We thank our advertisers, and our media and community partners for their clear and immediate understanding of why a news vehicle like this is needed.
Our intention is to create a news source that provides quality, diverse and non-partisan news and information that serves everyone in Connecticut!
The CtLatinonews.com Team
Our community partners are: CtHispanic Bar Association, CT Hispanic MBA’s, Greater Bridgeport Latino Network and this list will keep growing too!
Your posts should reflect on Diane Alverio’s presentation about CT Latino News. What did you learn? How does it complement what we have been discussing throughout the semester not just about news, but other media?