9th Annual Noche de Periodistas

Our 9th Annual Noche de Periodistas will be a hybrid backyard happy
hour with an optional curbside pick-up. We are getting creative to
raise money for the chapter and follow the current pandemic rules in
the District.

NAHJ Hall of Famer Ray Suarez and his wife, Carole, will host our
chapter fundraiser at their home in the AU Park neighborhood of the
District.

We’ve lowered the price of tickets to $40 and students are free.

Get tickets here.

Please bring happy hour snacks such as individually packaged chips,
fruit, nuts, candy, etc. Do not bring anything that needs to be heated
up. We will be socially distancing in the backyard. Bring your mask.

Our fundraiser will be Saturday, August 8 from 4:00 PM – 6:00 PM.

We will have a virtual program for our members who wish to donate to
the chapter but cannot attend. The program will begin at 4:30 PM.

We will also have curbside pickup between 4:45 – at 5:00 PM. You can
come by and pick up your NAHJ DC Wine and Chapter Hand Sanitizer.

As you can read, we have a variety of options for you to participate
in this year’s chapter fundraiser. If you choose to join us in the
backyard, capacity will be limited to 45 people. Virtual and Curbside
pickup is unlimited.

We look forward to seeing you in person or virtually at our
fundraiser. As always, thank you for your support.

NABJ-NAHJ 2020 Convention Assistance

The NAHJ DC Chapter is offering convention assistance to paid members who need a little financial help. The chapter will pay for one professional early-bird registration fee valued at $190 and one student fee valued at $90.

NABJ-NAHJ Virtual Convention & Career Fair will be held August 5-8, 2020.

Write a one page essay describing your situation and what you hope to gain from the convention (i.e., training, job hunting, networking, etc..). Include your name and contact information. Email your submission to nahjdc@gmail.com.

You must be a paid member of NAHJ and registered NAHJ DC Chapter member to qualify. The deadline to apply is Friday, July 17, 2020.

NAHJ DC May 2020 emergency resolution passed

Members of the NAHJ Washington, D.C. Chapter unanimously passed an emergency resolution (posted below) within a 24 hour period.

 

National Association of Hispanic Journalists
Washington, D.C. Chapter Membership Resolution

WHEREAS the Trump administration declared a public health emergency on January 31, 2020 in response to the Global Coronavirus Pandemic;
WHEREAS the Mayor of Washington, D.C., Muriel Bowser, declared both a state of emergency and public health emergency on March 11, 2020, closing schools and non-essential businesses;
WHEREAS the National Association of Hispanic Journalists and the National Association of Black Journalists announced on April 24, 2020 that the joint
NAHJ- NABJ conference will move from an in-person conference in Washington, D.C. to a virtual conference to be held August 5-9, 2020;
WHEREAS the board and staff of the National Association of Hispanic Journalists are busy concentrating their efforts on ensuring a successful virtual conference;
WHEREAS we, the members in-good-standing of the NAHJ Washington, D.C. Chapter, want to help facilitate the national and chapter elections as stated in the bylaws of the National Association of Hispanic Journalists;
WHEREAS we offer our members to serve on the national elections committee;
WHEREAS we want to hold our annual chapter elections as stated in the bylaws;

THEREFORE BE IT…
RESOLVED the NAHJ Washington, D.C. Chapter will hold chapter board elections 60 days prior to the virtual national conference as stated in the bylaws.
RESOLVED the NAHJ Washington, D.C. Chapter urges the national association to hold elections as stated in the bylaws and we offer to help facilitate the national board elections.

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The NAHJ Washington, D.C. Chapter has more than 300 members who live
and work in the District of Columbia, Maryland, and Virginia. Our members
report for local, national, and international media companies.

We encourage all members to continue to pay their membership dues and to make sure that the DC Chapter is selected in your membership profile (update here).

NAHJ DC Proposed Chapter Board Resolution

Good morning,

We will hold an emergency general chapter membership meeting on
Tuesday, May 26, 2020 at Noon on Zoom.

Agenda
Welcome
Membership Update
Financial Update
Job Fair Update
Noche de Periodistas Update

New Business
Resolution Proposal to conduct annual chapter elections and offer
assistance to national to facilitate their election

Please email us at nahjdc@gmail.com if you would like to join the Zoom call.

Members please pay your membership dues. Members in good standing will
be asked to vote on the resolution.

We look forward to virtually seeing you,
– NAHJ Washington, D.C. Chapter

National Association of Hispanic Journalists
Washington, D.C. Chapter Membership Resolution

WHEREAS the Trump administration declared a public health emergency on
January 31, 2020 in response to the Global Coronavirus Pandemic;
WHEREAS the Mayor of Washington, D.C., Muriel Bowser, declared both a state
of emergency and public health emergency on March 11, 2020, closing schools
and non-essential businesses;
WHEREAS the National Association of Hispanic Journalists and the National
Association of Black Journalists announced on April 24, 2020 that the joint
NAHJ- NABJ conference will move from an in-person conference in Washington,
D.C. to a virtual conference to be held August 5-9, 2020;
WHEREAS the board and staff of the National Association of Hispanic
Journalists are busy concentrating their efforts on ensuring a successful virtual
conference;
WHEREAS we, the members in-good-standing of the NAHJ Washington, D.C.
Chapter, want to help facilitate the national and chapter elections as stated in the
bylaws of the National Association of Hispanic Journalists;
WHEREAS we offer our members to serve on the national elections committee;
WHEREAS we want to hold our annual chapter elections as stated in the bylaws;

THEREFORE BE IT…
RESOLVED the NAHJ Washington, D.C. Chapter will hold chapter board
elections 60 days prior to the virtual national conference as stated in the bylaws.
RESOLVED the NAHJ Washington, D.C. Chapter will help the national
association facilitate national board elections as stated in the bylaws;
The NAHJ Washington, D.C. Chapter has more than 100 members who live
and work in the District of Columbia, Maryland, and Virginia. Our members
report for local, national, and international media companies.

Alexandra Marquez: New recipient of The Charlie Ericksen Internship Supplement

Marquez Photo

The supplement provides awardees with $465 for metro transportation to be put on a SmarTrip Card and $35 for NAHJ student membership dues (worth $500 total).

Alexandra Marquez is a junior journalism and anthropology major at the University of Maryland, College Park. She is a Silver Spring, MD, native who always dreamed of reporting in D.C. and covering one of the three branches of national government. This semester, she had the opportunity to do so at the McClatchy D.C. Bureau. Alexandra covers various congressional and national news for McClatchy, with a focus on covering the Texas congressional delegation for the Fort Worth Star-Telegram. She’s previously written for The Diamondback in College Park and Washington Gardener Magazine in Silver Spring.

Alexandra is grateful and honored to receive the Charlie Ericksen Internship Supplement and to be recognized by NAHJ D.C. for her work as a Latina student in journalism, a field where Hispanic people are underrepresented. She’s excited to work with NAHJ in the future and to inspire others to pursue the valuable career of journalism.

Alexandra’s parents are from El Salvador and Ukraine and she speaks three languages – Russian, Spanish and English. Her passion for journalism began when she joined her high school newspaper and began covering issues important to the Silver Spring community, like Board of Education initiatives, new demographic trends in the school district and opportunity gaps between students of different socio-economic backgrounds. When Alexandra’s not reading, writing or listening to the news, she’s probably playing with her two cats.

Save the Date: DC Journalism Job Fair on April 18, 2020

Join us for the 7th Annual Washington, DC Journalism Job Fair hosted
Georgetown University Masters in Journalism Program.

The Job Fair will happen at the Georgetown Downtown Campus, 640
Massachusetts Ave, NW Washington, DC 20001. Doors open at 10:00 AM.
Doors close at 1:30 PM. Job Fair Ends at 2:00 PM.

Visit DCJournalismJobFair.org More details to come.

JO Job Fair Save the Date 2020

 

 

Apply for our summer internship supplement. Deadline: Sunday, June 16.

The deadline for our Summer 2019 Charlie Ericksen Journalism Internship Supplement has been extended to Sunday, June 16. We will award two internship supplements to a pair of students interning at a Washington, D.C. area news outlet.

The supplement will provide students with a check worth $465 and $35 for NAHJ membership dues. The winners will also be matched with a mentor who works as a journalist in the D.C. area.

We’re looking for high school seniors, college students, and recent graduates who will
live in the D.C./MD/VA area during summer 2019,  who demonstrate a commitment to journalism, and show financial need.

You can download the application and criteria HERE.


Email applications to nahjdc@gmail.com


About the supplement:

Our intention is to help students who go to school and live in the District, Maryland, or Virginia. We understand many students intern for free and may not have the financial support to do so. We hope these funds will help ease the financial burden. 


We have worked closely with NAHJ founder Charlie Ericksen on the way to distribute this money. He has helped launch the careers of many journalists and to honor him, we launched this supplement in his name.

APPLY NOW AND HELP SPREAD THE WORD!

 

 

New recipient of The Charlie Ericksen Internship Supplement: Laura Romero

The supplement provides awardees with $465 for metro transportation to be put on a SmarTrip Card and $35 for NAHJ student membership dues (worth $500 total).

Laura Romero is currently a sophomore majoring in CLEG (Communications, Law, Economics and Government) at American University. She is the current president of the NAHJ student chapter on campus and is also interning at CNN en Español. Previously, Laura was an intern at Telemundo 44 and the student government reporter for The Eagle, the school’s newspaper. Under her leadership, the NAHJ AU launched its first event called, “Latinos and the Midterm Election,” a panel discussion featuring journalists from CNN, Univisión, Telemundo, NBC Latino, and NPR. She has also had Priscilla Alvarez and Brandon Benavides visit the chapter to discuss the future of Hispanic journalists. Laura is currently preparing the chapter’s next project: to visit a local middle school and teach children the importance of knowing what is going on in the news.

¡FELICIDADES LAURA!

LauraRomero