Board of Directors has reaffirmed its vote to postpone the current election cycle until early Spring 2021; NAHJ to announce a virtual town hall

Washington, D.C. – The National Association of Hispanic Journalists (NAHJ) Board of Directors has reaffirmed its vote to postpone the current election cycle until early Spring 2021.  In mid-April, the national board announced its original vote due to finance and capacity concerns during the current pandemic.  Additionally, the indecision with the annual gathering created an obsolete timeline per the current association bylaws.

With the recent confirmation of the #NABJNAHJ20 Convention dates — and following a robust discussion that included some concerns raised by members — the national board chose to review its determination to ensure the vote remained in the best interest of the association.  

While a date is known for the upcoming virtual gathering, the board is cognizant that the long-term viability of the institution is still unknown. A prosperous future for NAHJ is dependent on taking the difficult but inevitable measures now.  Without addressing those required steps and affording it the time, knowledge, and resources necessary, the future of the organization could still be in question.  

NAHJ will announce a virtual town hall to take place in the coming week for members in good standing.  To mitigate similar predicaments during any future national crises, the discussion will include the exchange of ideas and proposed next steps to bring the organization’s bylaws up to present times.  Members will be notified of the upcoming virtual town hall through their registered email with the association.

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About the National Association of Hispanic Journalists (NAHJ) 

The National Association of Hispanic Journalists (NAHJ) is the largest organization of Latino journalists in the United States and dedicated to the recognition and professional advancement of Hispanics in the news industry. The mission of NAHJ is to increase the number of Latinos in the newsrooms and to work toward fair and accurate representation of Latinos in the news media. Established in April 1984, NAHJ created a national voice and unified vision for all Hispanic journalists. NAHJ has approximately 2,500 members, including working journalists, journalism students, other media-related professionals, and journalism educators. For more information please visit NAHJ.org or follow on Twitter @NAHJ. 

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