Tuesday, September 19, 2006

El Nuevo Herald employees speak out against firings

As I reported in an earlier post, a blog has been set up in support of the fired El Nuevo Herald journalists. The blog features an open letter asking that the Herald "reconsider [its] decision and that [it] repair before [its] readers... the damaged caused to these professionals. "

Among the more than 50, 70, 115, 160 200 international journalists, commentators, professors, etc. that have signed the letter are the 14, 17, 20, 25 26 El Nuevo Herald employees listed below. Further evidence that the staff at El Nuevo Herald did not and does not agree with the handling of this matter.

Carlos Victoria
Editor de Mesa
El Nuevo Herald

Jose Cabaleiro
City Editor
El Nuevo Herald

Pedro Portal
Fotoreportero
El Nuevo Herald

Jeovanny Salamanca
Editor de Deportes
El Nuevo Herald

Manolo Hernandez
Editor de Deportes
El Nuevo Herald

Félix Lizárraga
Editor
El Nuevo Herald

Salvador Gonzalez
Paginador
El Nuevo Herald

Aracelis Perez
Copy Editor
El Nuevo Herald

Ketty Rodriguez
Reportera
El Nuevo Herald

Viviana Munoz
Reportera
El Nuevo Herald

Raul Rodriguez
Editor de Deportes
El Nuevo Herald

German Guerra
Poeta, editor y disenador grafico
El Nuevo Herald

Adela Junco
Correctora de Estilo
El Nuevo Herald

Osmin Martinez
Assistant Copy Desk Chief
El Nuevo Herald

Benigno Dou
Jefe de Redaccion
El Nuevo Herald

Armando H. Portela
Editor de mesa
El Nuevo Herald

Manuel Rodeiro
Editor
El Nuevo Herald

Casto Ocando
Reportero
El Nuevo Herald

Andrés Reynaldo.
Columnista y editor de la sección Séptimo Día
El Nuevo Herald

Adolfo Rivero Caro
Traductor
El Nuevo Herald

Leonardo Morales
Editor de Mesa
El Nuevo Herald

Jose Antonio Zarraluqui
Editor de Mesa
El Nuevo Herald

Andres Hernandez Alende
Editor de Mesa
El Nuevo Herald

Jorge Ebro
Reportero
El Nuevo Herald

David Tamariz
Diseñador gráfico y periodista
El Nuevo Herald

Alejandro Armengol
Editor de Mesa
El Nuevo Herald

2 comments:

Manuel A. Tellechea said...

So far 25 employees of El Nuevo Herald but none from The Miami Herald have signed the petition calling for the reinstatement of the fired Cuban-American journalists. The majority of Herald reporters were born or raised in this country, whereas the majority of those on staff at El Nuevo were born in Cuba and came to this country as adults. This is the basis for the political and generational chasm which exists between the two papers. The same chasm existing between knowledge and ignorance, or between spouting high-flown concepts by rote and sacrificing everything for eternal truths. Perhaps some day The Herald reporters will regret their decision to stand with the suppressors of the truth, when they learn, if ever they learn, that truth is as likely to resound from the bottom of a cave as from the top of a hill.

Robert said...

I went through and did a fairly comprehensive search of the DeFede petition list and this one, and could only find one person who signed both: Jose Antonio Evora of El Nuevo Herald. Seems that he's the only journalist with a good sense of intergrity, IMO.

Several other El Nuevo Herald and Hispanic journalists signed the DeFede list but not this one, and a few of them I know are Cuban.

BTW, Ana Menendez signed DeFede's list but not the Marti Moonlighters. Hmmm.