DETROIT – Chuck Stokes and his weekly program SpotLights interviewed Latino Press to talk about its upcoming 30th anniversary in the community. The conversation was based on the beginnings of Latino Press, how does Latino Press newspaper served as an informative medium without generating profits for many years?, because like all immigrants, Elias Gutierrez, publisher, had to work at whatever it took to support his family.
Five years after founding the paper, he quit all his jobs and dedicated himself 100% to Latino Press, from that moment everything changed for him. His story is like that of many immigrants and businesses owners have been doing for decades, working with perseverance, faith and getting involved in a needy community.
Over the years Latino Press created other publications, such as De Mujer a Mujer, a monthly publication dedicated to highlight extraordinary women who have excelled in the community in the different fields and careers giving advise to new women generations so that they are able dream and reach a better life.
They also created Hola Detroit, an annual directory that serves up facts and information, like the yellow pages, all in Spanish, also listing all businesses in areas where Hispanics live, work and develop.
In addition to publishing Latino Press weekly, during the year they have programs to help pregnant mothers, disadvantaged children in education and help with food boxes at the end of the year.
CONGRATULATIONS LATINO PRESS
30 Years Informing the Community!
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Chuck Stokes is editorial and public affairs director for WXYZ-TV 7. In addition, he serves as moderator and producer of “Spotlight on the News,” Michigan’s longest-running weekly news and public affairs show.
Prior to being named editorial and public affairs director, Stokes served as executive producer of the station’s special news projects. Previously, he worked at WTVF-TV in Nashville, Tennessee, as an on-air producer and reporter. Stokes received the Lifetime Achievement Award from the Detroit Chapter of the Society of Professional Journalists and was inducted into the Michigan Broadcaster Association Hall of Fame in 2011. He is the President of the Michigan Broadcaster Association Foundation.