Dear NAHJ Community: 

We have been following the coronavirus (COVID-19) situation closely and will continue monitoring it moving forward. With the virus in the U.S., we are making decisions to protect our own community and the communities we belong to. Therefore, effective immediately, we are suspending all non-essential association travel, and rescheduling all NAHJ related events through the end of April.  

This is in consideration of the practical steps we can take to reduce the risk for each of you. We are asking for everyone’s cooperation as we choose the best path forward. 

We are also monitoring this situation as it relates to our national convention but as of now, it is our hope our plans for the joint convention continue. Questions about our convention can be referred to the statement on our website we jointly released last week.  

We have reached out to the board members, chapter leaders and ambassadors of NAHJ, and encouraged them to think about how they can help limit risk as well, including a shift to virtual meetings when appropriate.  Local leadership are able to work with our communications team for advice on recommended platforms and best practices. In addition, we plan to keep you posted on any significant changes that may develop, so please keep an eye on such communications so you can share with others. 

For coverage and reporting, I highly recommend everyone use and share this guidance published by our colleagues at AAJA.  

Despite uncertain times, I am very confident in our community’s ability to act with care, kindness, and concern for everyone’s well being.  

Sincerely,

 

Alberto B. Mendoza
Executive Director
National Association of Hispanic Journalists (NAHJ)