Help make our annual job fair a success

NAHJ DC is once again partnering with other journalism organizations and Georgetown University’s Master in Journalism program to hold the next Washington D.C. Journalism Job Fair. The fair is scheduled for Saturday, March 25, 2017 and will run from 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m.

Each year we count on our members to help make this annual event a success. Now in its fourth year, this job fair has given hundreds of people, including our members, the chance to make important connections and secure jobs at the best companies in the D.C. area. We hope you can ask your company to consider recruiting at the fair. We’re offering them an early-bird registration rate of $100 until Friday, February 24.

Email for a letter you can personalize and share with your hiring manager or human resources representative. It includes the registration link:

For any questions, please email Azhar AlFadl Miranda, Chair of the D.C. Journalism Job Fair, at



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NAHJ DC hosts post-election mixer at El Tamarindo

NAHJ DC members gathered at El Tamarindo restaurant on Tuesday, Nov. 15 for a post-election mixer. Surrounded by colorful paintings of iconic Latino artists, members enjoyed pupusas and happy hour drinks. The event also served as a fundraiser for the Charlie Ericksen Internship supplement fund. The supplement helps the chapter financially support Latino students who are interning at DC-area media outlets.


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Save the date: The D.C. Journalism Job Fair will be held on Sat, March 25, 2017

We are excited to share that the fourth annual Washington D.C. Journalism Job Fair will be held on Saturday, March 25 from 10:00am-2:00pm at the Georgetown University School of Continuing Studies campus, located at 640 Massachusetts Ave NW, Washington, D.C.

Last year, more than 20 companies recruited and hired job seekers at this fair. Participating companies included The Washington Post, Politico, Telemundo and NBC4.

The job fair is hosted by the Georgetown University Master of Professional Studies in Journalism program in partnership with 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.


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Meet our Fall 2016 Charlie Ericksen Supplement Winner: Valeria Massarelli

NAHJ DC is pleased to announce our Fall 2016 Charlie Ericksen Journalism Supplement winner Valeria Massarelli. We had a highly competitive pool of applicants this semester and were very impressed with Valeria’s story and passion for journalism. She will receive a supplement worth $500 to be placed on a Metro SmarTrip card and pay for her NAHJ membership. She will also be matched with a mentor who works as a journalist in the DC area.

Valeria Massarelli, Intern at NTN24 

valerianahjValeria was born and raised in Caracas, Venezuela. She graduated from Mass Communication at Universidad Católica Andrés Bello with a minor in Audiovisual Arts. She was always passionate about telling stories and the best way for her to do it was through a camera. But something was missing.
In February 2014, a series of protests and riots started in her home country and the national media was not covering it. That’s when she decided she wanted to be a journalist. She says that when living in a censored place, you start to value and realize the importance of journalism.
In August 2015, she moved to Washington, D.C. to pursue her dream of becoming a journalist. She is currently in the third semester of an MPS in Journalism at Georgetown University. She is interning at  NTN24, a Hispanic international news network. She is the
production assistant of the show Efecto Naím. The internship requires hard work, objective thinking, meticulousness, teamwork, great vocabulary, and excellent writing skills. She has learned a lot about international affairs and how to deliver evergreen content to a Hispanic audience.
Her goal is to become a news producer for a TV show about Hispanics and Latin American topics. She believe Hispanics are underrepresented in the newsroom, even though they are the largest majority in the United States. She wants to contribute with her knowledge of foreign topics hoping she can  increase the presence of Hispanic journalists in the industry.
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NAHJDC Launches online membership survey

As our board kicks off a new year, we are looking to learn more about our membership and better connect with you.

Since being founded in 2006, our mission as a chapter has been to support the hiring, promotion and retention of Latino journalists and ensure the Latino community is fairly and accurately covered by media organizations in the D.C. metropolitan area. You are key in helping us to continue to grow and achieve this mission.

If you’d like to learn more about our chapter or connect with one of our board members, please email us at Don’t forget to select the Washington chapter as your local chapter when becoming an NAHJ member or renewing your membership.

Please take a few minutes to fill out our membership survey:

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NAHJ DC Hosts fall board meeting on Sept. 7

The NAHJ DC board held their fall meeting at the National Press Club on Wednesday Sept. 7.  The board voted to increase funds for the Charlie Ericksen internship supplement to $500 – $465 for metro transportation to be put on a SmarTrip Card and $35 for NAHJ student membership dues. The chapter awards four supplements every year.

The board also established the student outreach committee that will be led by Arelis Hernandez and discussed upcoming membership meetings. The board would love to hear from members. Have any ideas for a membership meeting or partnership? Email the board at

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The NAHJ DC chapter board election results are in


Members, thank you for voting in the NAHJDC chapter elections!

Welcome the 2016-2017 NAHJ DC Chapter Board: 
President: Melissa Macaya
Vice-President: Patricia Guadalupe
Secretary: Aileen Schlef
Treasurer: Beatriz Pascual
At-large Officer: Ed O’Keefe 

Stay tuned for our upcoming events and a survey we will be posting in our Facebook group!


Azhar Alfadl Miranda

Chair of Elections committee

Chair of Membership Meetings

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