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About this project

This project will be piloted with four English-language news organizations and six Spanish-language news organizations over the second half of 2022 in a test-run of the Spanish Translation News Service. 

Up to five stories originally produced in English and various formats (text, photographs, and video and multimedia) by statewide media partners will be selected by the project manager and translated each week. The translated articles will be immediately sent to Spanish-language media outlets that are part of the project for use on their platforms.

Up to six bilingual translators will be hired, mostly reporters and editors from ethnic media in New Jersey. 

The project will also create a pop-up weekly newsletter, sharing content and other reporting resources in Spanish. The Center will create a webpage and post the translated stories when they become available, and will seek to develop social media content based on the translated stories to be shared on Twitter, Facebook and Instagram.

The translation project will run for six months, from August 2022 to January 2023.

Project staff

Anthony “Oni” Advincula is the project coordinator for the NJ News Commons Spanish News Translation Project. He is also the ethnic and community media coordinator for the Center for Cooperative Media. Oni is a New York City-based journalist and communications consultant.

Formerly the national media director, writer and editor for New America Media, he managed and organized ethnic media projects in 45 states. He was a correspondent for The Jersey Journal and the communications director and managing editor of the Independent Press Association-New York, where he co-edited Voices That Must Be Heard (now known as CUNY’s Voices of NY).

Oni can be reached via email at advinculaa@montclair.edu.

Project translators

  • Kleibeel Marcano, Reporte Hispano
  • Maricarmen Amado, New Jersey Hispano
  • Edgar Aquino-Huerta, CATA Radio

Funding and support

This project is supported by funding from Democracy Fund and the NJ Civic Information Consortium.