NAHJ DC Announces Spring 2015 Charlie Ericksen Journalism Supplement Winner

SalamancaPicNAHJ DC is pleased to announce our Spring 2015 Charlie Ericksen Journalism Supplement winner Letty Salamanca. Letty will receive a supplement worth $235 to be placed on a Metro SmarTrip card and pay for her NAHJ Student membership. Congratulations!

Read about Letty below:

Letty Salamanca is a native of Derwood, Maryland and a recent Journalism graduate from American University in Washington D.C. The 23 year-old studied Design at the Fashion Institute of Technology in New York City before transferring to American University to pursue an undergraduate degree in Journalism and Law & Society. Salamanca is a former blogger for covering the U.S. men’s soccer team in both Spanish and English and has interviewed international soccer players from teams around the globe including Manchester United, Inter Milan as well as various national teams. In addition to her work with, she has also written pieces that have been published in El Tiempo Latino, W27, The Eagle, and

Salamanca is passionate about promoting mental health awareness and is active in fundraising for the National Eating Disorders Foundation. She currently interns for the Major League Soccer Players Union in Bethesda, Maryland and hopes to continue working in the field of sports law or pursue a career in sports journalism. In her free time, she enjoys photography and tweeting about soccer.  Follow her on Twitter: @LettyAS.

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Highlights from our Twitter Journalism Career Chat

Did you miss our Twitter career chat? Below is a storify with some highlights from the event. Special thanks to Amy Kovac-Ashley from the Journalism Program at Georgetown University and Doug Mitchell from NPR for joining us and offering great career tips.


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NAHJ DC announces joint meeting with HUD Secretary Julián Castro on March 12

NAHJDC and the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development’s Office of Public Affairs invite you to a special press briefing featuring Secretary Julián Castro on Thursday, March 12 at 3:30pm ET at the HUD Headquarters.

Secretary Castro will be joined by other senior HUD officials and will discuss his vision for HUD, the housing market, including the recent mortgage insurance premium reduction, and the Obama Administration’s place-based efforts as they relate to the Hispanic community.

The co-hosted round table will last approximately one hour and will be on-the record.

Please RSVP by Wednesday, March 11 by 4:00pm ET by emailing 


The HUD offices are located at 451 7th Street S.W., Washington, DC 20410, closest to the L’Enfant Plaza Metro Station.  When you arrive at HUD, please use the South Entrance at the corner of 7th St. and D St. SW.  Please arrive no later than 3:15pm to ensure a prompt start time.


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Save the Date: Washington, D.C. Journalism Job Fair Saturday, March 21

Washington Job Fair Membership Letter

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NAHJDC Announces Meeting at the Washington Post on Jan.28

We are partnering with the Washington Post for our first event of 2015! The Post invites NAHJDC to a special discussion next Wednesday, Jan. 28 at 6pm about innovation at the paper and what that says about the future of the journalism business.

Our speakers include: Emilio Garcia-Ruiz, managing editor, and Alberto Avendaño, Executive Editor of El Tiempo Latino, and a reporter from the Post. The event will begin with a brief tour of the WP newsroom.

Please RSVP by next Monday, January 26 by emailing


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Call for applications: Charlie Ericksen Journalism Internship Supplement

The NAHJ Washington, D.C. Chapter is now taking applications for the Spring 2015 Charlie Ericksen Journalism Internship Supplement. Help us spread the word! The deadline to apply is January 30.
We will award one Internship Supplement this spring to a student who is interning in the Washington D.C. Area.

The supplement is worth $235 to be paid as follows: $200 to be placed
on a Metro SmarTrip Card and $35 to pay for the NAHJ Student membership.


1.High school seniors, college students and recent graduates who will
live in the D.C./Md./Va. area during the spring of 2014
2.Demonstrate a commitment to the field of journalism
3.Show financial need

You can download the application and criteria from our website:
Charlie Ericksen Journalism Internship Supplement

Email applications to

About the supplement:

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

We have worked closely with NAHJ founder Charlie Ericksen on how to distribute this money. He has helped launch the careers of many journalists. We honor his commitment to journalism through this supplement in his name.

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Save the Date: Washington, D.C. Journalism Job Fair

NAHJ DC and the Washington, D.C. Chapters of AAJA, NLGJA, SPJ, and WABJ are once again teaming up with Georgetown University’s Master’s in Journalism program for our second annual Washington, D.C. Journalism Job Fair on Saturday, March 21.

The Job Fair will happen at the Georgetown Downtown campus on Massachusetts Avenue near 7th Street in Northwest D.C.

We confirmed 4 people were hired from our Job Fair in April. We need your help to secure your employer to recruit at our Job Fair next year. You can help make it a success!

We will send more information on registration and recruiting fees in the coming weeks.



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