Grantee Cohort Spring 2019
The Futuro Media Group is an independent nonprofit organization producing multimedia journalism that explores and gives a critical voice to the diversity of the American experience. Based in Harlem and founded in 2010 by award-winning journalist Maria Hinojosa, Futuro Media is committed to telling stories from a point of view often overlooked by mainstream media.
Futuro Media produces Peabody Award winning Latino USA, NPR’s only national Latino news and cultural weekly radio program; America By The Numbers with Maria Hinojosa, a documentary series on PBS revealing the human stories behind America’s dramatic demographic changes; In The Thick, a political podcast from the perspective of journalists of color; Humanizing America, a digital-shorts web series distributed by NBCNews.com that presents intimate profiles of diverse Americans; and Latino Rebels, a pioneering digital news outlet founded by Julio Ricardo Varela that reaches millions through its website, radio programming, and podcasts.
Support from the Art for Justice Fund allowed the Futuro Media Group to use this new episodic podcast format of Latino USA to examine the impact of the Supreme Court verdict prohibiting life without parole sentences for juveniles.