Latin American journalism panel at EFE

NAHJDC hosted a journalism panel at the Washington offices of EFE, the world’s largest Spanish news wire. A panel of experts and correspondents discussed the biggest news stories of the region including President Obama’s historical trip to Cuba, the Colombian peace process, violence in Central America, the left leaning governments and the impeachment process against Brazilian president  Dilma Rousseff.

Check out this storify to read some highlights:


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NAHJDC Announces Latin American journalism event at EFE

Latin America is a complex and fascinating region. How do you tell its story?

Join us for a bilingual discussion about reporting on Latin America with a panel of experts and correspondents. From President Obama’s recent historic trip to Cuba, to the Colombian peace process, the speakers will provide an inside look into the region’s biggest news events and share their experiences covering them.

The panel will be hosted on Wednesday, April 27 at 7pm at EFE’s Washington office on the 12th floor of the National Press Building (529 14th St NW). EFE is the leading Spanish-language news agency and the fourth largest news agency in the world.


Michael Shifter, President of the Inter-American Dialogue

Cynthia Arnson, Director of the Latin American Program at the Woodrow Wilson Center

Miriam Burgués, EFE Washington correspondent

Aldo Gamboa, Agence France Presse – ‎AFP correspondent ‎

Please RSVP by Monday, April 25 by emailing 


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The third annual Washington Journalism Job Fair on Sat. March 19

A big thanks to our volunteers, recruiters, chapter presidents and Georgetown University’s Masters in Journalism Program for helping make the 3rd Washington Journalism Job Fair a great success. More than 20 recruiters representing more than 70 news outlets recruited at the job fair hosted on Saturday, March 19 at Georgetown’s downtown campus.

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NAHJ DC Announces Spring 2016 Charlie Ericksen Journalism Supplement Winner

NAHJ DC is pleased to announce our Spring 2016 Charlie Ericksen Journalism Supplement winner Irene Benedicto. Irene will receive a supplement worth $335 to be placed on a Metro SmarTrip card and pay for her NAHJ Student membership.

eb4b6a99-7462-42e4-bae9-1814d37df715Read about Irene below:

Irene graduated with a degree in Journalism, specializing in international politics and economics with honors from the Universitat Autonoma de Barcelona (UAB), the same city where she was born and raised.

She took her first steps as a journalist volunteering in the research department of her university and at a local radio in her hometown, Cervelló, a small village near Barcelona.

By that time, she was part of the Spanish national fencing team, competing in world cups. But instead of preparing for the Olympic Games in Rio de Janeiro, she choose to dedicate her life to her real passion: to tell stories.

So she took what that high performance sport gave to her, to work hard for what she believed in, and she pursued her dream: to be an international correspondent.

After a year working for an economic newspaper in Barcelona, in a humble but feisty newsroom, where she learned about investigative journalism, the opportunity arose. Agencia Efe, the largest news agency in Spanish language, selected her for a high competitive program which would bring her to he US.

Now she is based in DC, reporting about international issues, particularly focused on stories that affect the Hispanic community, like immigration policies and deportations of Central Americans fleeing from violence.

At the same time, she is studing for a Masters in International Journalism online, with the National University of Spain (UNED). History is made of people’s struggles, sometimes loud, sometimes quiet. She just want to be there to report about it.


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NAHJ DC hosts meeting at CNN bureau

NAHJ DC hosted a membership meeting at CNN’s Washington bureau on January 27. The group got a brief tour of the bureau and then participated in a discussion regarding CNN’s 2016 political coverage with members of the political team and CNN en Español.

The speakers included Steven Sloan, Managing editor for content on, Daniella Diaz, Digital Producer for CNN Politics, Juan Carlos Lopez, anchor and Chief Washington correspondent for CNN en Español, and Melissa Macaya, NAHJ DC President and Producer for CNN en Español.


NAHJ DC members during a tour of the CNN Washington bureau

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Discussion about CNN’s 2016 political coverage


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Call for Applications: Spring 2016 Charlie Ericksen Internship Supplement

The NAHJ Washington, D.C. Chapter is now taking applications for the Spring 2016 Charlie Ericksen Journalism Internship Supplements. Help us spread the word!
We will award one internship supplement to a student interning at a Washington D.C. Area news outlet. The supplement is worth $335 to be paid as follows: $300 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 2016
2.Demonstrate a commitment to the field of journalism
3.Show financial need

The deadline to apply is Friday, February 19.

You can download the application and criteria HERE or from our WEBSITE.

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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NAHJ DC Meeting at CNN Jan. 27

Join us for our first event of 2016! CNN invites NAHJ DC for a discussion on Wednesday, Jan. 27 at 7pm with its CNN politics and CNN en Español teams about their 2016 election coverage, digitally and on-air.
The event will begin with a brief tour of the CNN bureau.
Please RSVP by Friday, January 22 by emailing
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