Join us for our 7th annual “Noche de Periodistas” chapter fundraiser and celebration


Mark your calendars and plan to join us for our 7th annual chapter celebration and fundraiser, Noche de Periodistas on Saturday, June 30th from 4-7pm! This is our biggest chapter fundraiser of the year and helps support our scholarship programs.

Come enjoy delicious fajitas, music, city views and mingle with other DC-area journalists. We will be presenting and honoring our 2018 Summer Charlie Ericksen supplement winners. We will also have an auction.

Armando Trull and Alberto Avendaño will graciously host us for a celebration in the penthouse rooftop party room of The Metropolitan in downtown Bethesda, just steps away from the Bethesda Metro stop on the Red Line. There is also free parking available on-site.

Tickets are $25 if you bring a side dish. The full price is $50.

You can buy tickets here:

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POLITICO hosts NAHJ DC for happy hour honoring their Journalism Institute participants on June 5

Kick off the summer with us at our next event! POLITICO invites members of NAHJ-DC for a happy hour next Tues. June 5 to honor participants in their 2018 POLITICO Journalism Institute, an educational initiative with the Maynard Institute and American University to support diversity in Washington-area newsrooms.

Meet the 2018 PJI participants, tour the POLITICO newsroom and network with members of other journalism diversity groups on their terrace overlooking D.C. Space is limited so RSVP early.

Tuesday, June 5, 6:30-8:30


1000 Wilson Blvd., 8th Floor, Arlington VA, 22209

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Fifth annual Washington Journalism Job Fair is a big success

The fifth annual Washington Journalism Job Fair was held on Saturday, April 7 from 10:00am to 2:00pm at the Georgetown University School of Continuing Studies campus in downtown Washington. More than 200 people participated in the fair – 203 were job seekers from the Washington area and beyond. Eighteen media companies recruited at the event, including Axios, National Geographic and Buzzfeed News which recruited at the fair for the first time. The participating recruiters included radio, television, local, national and Spanish-language outlets.


The job fair was hosted by the Georgetown University Master of Professional Studies in Journalism program in partnership with a coalition of diverse journalism groups that included the D.C. chapters of the National Association of Hispanic Journalists, the Asian American Journalism Association, the Society of Professional Journalists, the National Lesbian, Gay and Bisexual Journalists Association, the Washington Association of Black Journalists, and the Journalism and Women Symposium. The organizers want to thank the volunteers, recruiters and Georgetown University’s Masters in Journalism Program for helping make the event a big success. Individuals hired through the job fair well be announced once reported by recruiters and participants.

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Meet our Spring 2018 Charlie Ericksen Supplement Winner: Javier Pachon Bocanegra

NAHJ DC is pleased to announce our Spring 2018 Charlie Ericksen Journalism Supplement winner Javier Pachon Bocanegra. The NAHJ DC board was very impressed with his passion for journalism and eagerness to grow as a news correspondent while interning at Spanish news wire EFE. He will be awarded a supplement worth $500 and be matched with a mentor who works as a journalist in the DC-area.

Learn more about Javier: 

JavierPachonMy name is Javier Pachon Bocanegra. I am a Spanish journalist based in Washington D.C. interested in politics and social stories that could change lives. Born in Malaga, Andalusia (Spain), in 1995, I graduated with a journalism degree at the University of Malaga and spent six months studying a minor in communications in Leeuwarden, Netherlands, in 2015-16 as an Erasmus student. Since then, I have worked as an intern for the largest newspaper in my city, diario SUR; collaborated with the local radio COPE; worked for Agencia EFE in Malaga; and, currently, write as an intern correspondent for EFE News in Washington, where I am experiencing what it’s like to work at a foreign bureau focused on politics. I look forward to finding a place in the amazing world of journalism, where I really enjoy working and learning with hardworking and talented colleagues. I have always believed in independent and committed journalism as a condition for democracy. At a small scale, I tried to pursue this at my university, where some colleagues and I founded a digital newspaper. Here in Washington, I have covered relevant information like the abolition of net neutrality and environmental actions.

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NAHJ DC announces panel discussion: How to prepare for a journalism job fair

Are you going to the D.C. Journalism Job Fair this April? Do you want to know how to maximize your time at career fairs?

We invite you to join a panel discussion that will help you prepare to meet with recruiters. The discussion will be led by representatives from CBS, NPR and the Wall Street Journal–companies that will be recruiting at the fair this year.

They’ll share their advice on ways to improve your resume, approach recruiters, and make an impression. They will also share the skills they are looking for as they search for talent for their companies.

Panelists: Rolando Arrieta, Production Manager, NPR; Nell Henderson, Editor, Global Central Banks, Wall Street Journal; Lorna Jones, Senior Producer, CBS
Location: Georgetown School of Continuing Studies, 640 Massachusetts Ave NW, Washington, D.C.
Date and Time: Mon, March 5. 6-8pm

This event is geared towards journalists of all professional levels. Ample time will be dedicated for a Q&A session. Please consider attending even if you aren’t going to the April job fair.

Attendees must RSVP on Eventbrite:
Registration is free. Light snacks and refreshments will be provided.

Email with questions.

This event is brought to you by the Georgetown Masters in Journalism Program, and the D.C. chapters of: The National Association of Hispanic Journalists, The National Association of Black Journalists, The Association of LGBTQ Journalists, The Asian American Journalists Association, The Society of Professional Journalists, and the Journalism and Women Symposium.


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NAHJ DC hosts Congressional Meet and Greet between journalists and Hill staffers on Capitol Hill

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.


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You’re invited to a Congressional Meet and Greet on Dec. 11

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!
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