SAN ANTONIO — More than 1,200 journalists and many others are expected to converge in the Alamo City for the National Association of Hispanic Journalists annual convention, a three-day gathering Aug. 7-9 where members will celebrate 30 years of the organization.
On Saturday, the convention’s Hall of Fame Gala will honor the founding members, the president’s award and four media companies for their work at accurately and fairly representing Latinos.
Among the honorees of the NAHJ Media Awards will be digital company Buzzfeed. It’s reporting on Latinos has been out in front, covering our community with truly humanizing stories about Latinos fighting, protesting, fasting for immigration reform. The editorial staff doesn’t wait for politicians to argue in DC to write an immigration story. They don’t wait for national guard troops to get sent to the border to write a story. They go out and get it done.
BuzzFeed’s Latino coverage editor, Adrian Carrasquillo, will be present at the Gala to accept the award on Buzzfeed’s behalf.
Among the other Media Awards honorees are Fox News Latino, CNN and PBS.
For more information on the 2014 NAHJ Convention, click here: http://nahjconvention.org/
All sessions are open to the press.
¡NAHJ 30: AYER, AHORA, ADELANTE!
The National Association of Hispanic Journalists (NAHJ) is dedicated to the recognition and professional advancement of Hispanics in the news industry. Established in April 1984, NAHJ created a national voice and unified vision for all Hispanic journalists. NAHJ is governed by an 18-member board of directors that consists of executive officers and regional directors who represent geographic areas of the United States and the Caribbean. The national office is located in Washington, D.C. NAHJ has approximately 1,500 members, including working journalists, journalism students, other media-related professionals and journalism educators. For more information, visit www.nahj.org.