NAHJ DC held a Congressional meet and greet between Hill communication staffers and journalists on Dec. 11 at the U.S. Capitol.
The off the record bipartisan event was co-hosted by the Congressional Hispanic Staff Association (CHSA) and the Senate Black Legislative Staff Caucus (SBLC).
Members of the DC Chapters of the National Association of Hispanic Journalists and the National Association of Black Journalists were invited.
The event helped build communication between both groups and served as an opportunity for NAHJ and NABJ members to learn about best practices for source building.
Join us for a bipartisan off the record meet and greet between journalists and Capitol Hill staffers.
Members of the DC Chapters of the National Association of Hispanic Journalists and the National Association of Black Journalists are invited. Light refreshments will be available.
The event is co-hosted by the Congressional Hispanic Staff Association (CHSA) and the Senate Black Legislative Staff Caucus (SBLC).
WHAT: Q&A on best practices for source building and networking with NAHJ/NABJ journalists
WHO: Congressional staffers, especially: comms directors/press secretaries
WHEN: Monday, December 11th
WHERE: Russell Senate Office Building, room 385 (third floor)
Please select “NAHJ DC” in RSVP section. Space is limited.
We hope to see you there!
We are excited to announce that the 5th annual Washington, D.C. Journalism Job Fair will be held on Saturday, April 7, 2018 at the Georgetown University School of Continuing Studies from 10:00am to 2:00pm.
As the only annual journalism job fair in the D.C. area, this event has helped many of our members find jobs at top news organizations. It is organized in partnership with the local chapters of the Asian American Journalists Association, the Association of LGBTQ Journalists, the National Association of Black Journalists, the Society of Professional Journalists, and the Journalism and Women Symposium.
We hope you’ll ask your employers to consider recruiting at the fair. We will follow up soon with invitation letters you can share with them.
NAHJ DC is pleased to announce our Fall 2017 Charlie Ericksen Journalism Supplement winner Jeanine Santucci. The NAHJ DC board was very impressed with their passion for journalism and uplifting traditionally underrepresented narratives. She will be awarded a supplement worth $500 and be matched with a mentor who works as a journalist in the DC area.
Jeanine Santucci, Intern with Washington City Paper
Jeanine Santucci is a student at Georgetown University in her junior year. She is majoring in justice and peace studies with double minors in journalism and women’s and gender studies.
As an aspiring advocacy journalist, Jeanine is passionate about uplifting traditionally underrepresented narratives through her writing. During her time at Georgetown, she has written about student activism for campus paper The Hoya and served a year as its copy chief. She went on to intern with Street Sense Media, where she wrote about health care issues for those in poverty or experiencing homelessness in D.C. She was later a correspondent for USA TODAY’s College network, where she wrote news features on topics relevant to college students. She is currently interning with Washington City Paper, writing about local news, arts, and culture.
NPR hosted NAHJ DC members for a Hispanic Heritage Month mixer and journalism panel on Wed. Oct. 11. NPR National Education Correspondent Claudio Sanchez moderated a conversation about what it means to be a Latino journalist today and what our community can do to continue furthering diversity in newsrooms across the country. The panelists included Fernando Pizarro from Univision, Daniella Diaz from CNN and Erika Gonzalez from NBC News4.
Read highlights here: https://storify.com/nahjdc/nahj-dc
We invite you to RSVP today for NPR’s closeout Hispanic Heritage Month networking event panel conversation on Wednesday, October 11 from 6-8PM in their NoMa headquarters located at 1111 North Capitol St NE.
You can RSVP here: http://bit.ly/2fQrczV
The evening’s programming will kick off at 6PM with a networking reception where NAHJ DC members can meet and mingle with NPR journalists and staff, enjoy free food and drinks and shop exclusive deals on the latest public radio gear at the NPR Shop.
From 7-8PM NAHJ DC members and invited guests will be witness to a panel conversation moderated by NPR National Education Correspondent Claudio Sanchez on what it means to be a Latino journalist today and what our community can do to continue furthering diversity in newsrooms across the country.
Please take a moment to RSVP on Eventbrite by Monday, October 9 so event organizers can plan accordingly for seating and refreshments. Hope to see you there!
A big thank you to the Pulitzer Center for hosting NAHJ DC members for a happy hour in their Washington offices on Thursday, Sept. 14 from 6-8pm.
Members learned about the work of the center and the international journalism opportunities they offer. Sign up for updates from the Pulitzer Center here: http://pulitzercenter.org/blog/newsletter