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
We are excited to announce our first event of the fall season! Please join the Washington Chapter of the National Association of Hispanic Journalists (NAHJDC) for a happy hour with the Pulitzer Center on Thursday, Sept. 14 from 6-8pm.
The Pulitzer Center is an innovative award-winning non-profit journalism organization dedicated to supporting in-depth engagement with underreported global affairs through our sponsorship of quality international journalism across all media platforms and a unique program of outreach and education to schools and universities.
Pulitzer Center’s travel grants are designed to cover hard costs associated with upcoming travel for an international reporting project.
RSVP here: http://bit.ly/2x0V7yY Space is limited.
Thank you to all our members who voted in our NAHJDC chapter elections! We are pleased to present to you the 2017-2018 NAHJ DC chapter board. A big thanks to these individuals for stepping up to lead our chapter and continue to plan some wonderful events in the District.
President: Melissa Macaya
Vice-President: Patricia Guadalupe
Secretary: Aileen Schlef
Treasurer: Beatriz Pascual
At-Large Officer: Jennifer Vasquez
We also welcome Priscilla Alvarez, editor at The Atlantic, who will be leading our Student Outreach Committee. Azhar Alfadl Miranda will continue to lead our Membership Meetings Committee.
Congratulations to the board, and stay tuned for our upcoming events!