Long Island Latino Media Conference/Conferencia de Medios Latinos de Long Island at Hofstra on May 22 (Free/Gratis)

On May 22, 2010, Hofstra University’s Journalism Department will host its first Long Island Latino Media Conference from 9:30 am to 4:30 pm at the Studio A, Dempster Hall/South Campus. Free event!

Local editors, reporters, Hofstra journalism professors, community group members and public officials will explore the growing role of Latin…o Media in public life in Long Island. After the welcoming remarks, a panel, “Future of Latino Media on Long Island: Challenges and Opportunities,” will discuss the role of Latino publications in the area.

Following the morning presentations and lunch, Hofstra faculty and industry professional will present free workshops in English and Spanish about skills and technologies needed to tell stories online.

NAHJ member Jose Bayona is conducting a workshop in Spanish about Search Engine Optimization (SEO) and Social Media for Journalist, with English translation.

If anyone is interested in participating in the workshop, again is free, please download this form (http://bit.ly/9gHL7g) and mail it to the address listed inside or send it by email to LILatinoMediaConference@gmail.com.

For more information about the conference call Prof. Carol Fletcher/Hofstra Journalism Dptm. at (516) 463 6464.

Also, you can visit http://www.lilmc.info or follow the hashtag #LatinoHofstra on Twitter.

(Transportation, courtesy of Hofstra University, will be available from the Long Island Rail Road’s Hempstead Station to campus).

El próximo 22 de mayo de 2010, el departamento de periodismo de la Universidad Hofstra realizará su primera Conferencia de Medios Latinos de Long Island, de 9:30 am a 4 pm. !Es un evento gratis!

Editores de medios locales, reporteros, profesores de periodismo de Hofstra, miembros de grupos comunitarios y oficiales públicos electos discutirán sobre el papel de los medios latinos en la vida pública de Long Island.

Después de las palabras de bienvenida, el panel “El futuro de los medios latinos en Long Island: Desafíos y oportunidades” discutirá a fondo sobre la función que juegan los medios latinos en el área. Después del almuerzo, profesores de Hofstra y profesionales de la industria presentarán talleres gratis en español e inglés sobre herramientas y tecnología necesarias para contar historias en línea.

Jose Bayona, un miembro de NAHJ, presentará un taller en español sobre cómo optimizar información para los motores de búsqueda en línea y cómo periodistas pueden aprovechar las redes sociales en su trabajo diario.

Si alguien está interesado en participar, de nuevo: es !gratis!, puede descargar este formulario (http://bit.ly/9gHL7g) o escribir a LILatinoMediaConference@gmail.com.

Para más información sobre la conferencia pueden comunicarse con la prof. Carol Fletcher/Hofstra Journalism al (516) 463 6464. También puede visitar el sitio web http://www.lilmc.info o seguir el hashtag #LatinoHofstra en Twitter.

(Transporte, cortesia de Hofstra University, estará disponible desde la estación de tren Hempstead del Long Island Rail Road hasta la Universidad).


Noche Ecuatoriana at Villa Victoria Center for the Arts in Boston on May 14

From past NAHJ president Cecilia Alvear:

Entradas: $10.00 hasta el 10 de mayo en: https://www.brownpapertickets.com/event/96954 $15.00 en la puerta en la noche del evento

Presentaremos expresiones culturales tradicionales del Ecuador por medio presentaciones de música y baile, incluyendo el debut en Boston de la internacionalmente aclamada cantante MARIELA CONDO y la agrupación de música y baile ecuatoriana más importante de los EEUU, YARINA.

En colaboración con el Consulado del Ecuador en Boston y A.E.N.I. (Asociación de Ecuatorianos en Nueva Inglaterra)

Servicio de transporte disponible para estacionamiento


Tickets: $10 by May 10 online at: https://www.brownpapertickets.com/event/96954
$15.00 at the door on the night of the event

We will feature traditional cultural expressions from Ecuador through music and dance performances that include the Boston debut of internationally-acclaimed singer MARIELA CONDO and the leading U.S. based Ecuadorian music and dance ensemble, YARINA.

In partnership with the Consulate of Ecuador and A.E.N.I. (the Association of Ecuadorians living in New England).

Shuttle service for parking available

Date: Friday, May 14, 2010
Time: 8:00pm – 10:00pm
Location: Villa Victoria Center for the Arts
Street: 85 W. Newton Street
City/Town: Boston, MA

Region 2 Update – Events, Job Openings, More

Dear Region 2 Members:

Here’s the latest update on what’s going on around the regions. (Some members have said they didn’t get my last few updates – please let me know the best e-mail to reach you, check your spam, etc.) Going forward, you should receive a biweekly Region 2 update with jobs, events, etc.

In this update:
Renewing your membership
Region 2 Conference
NAHJ Scholarship Reception
Job Openings
Denver Convention
NAHJ’s New Web Site


First of all, thank you to everyone who has renewed your membership for 2010.

If you haven’t, membership dues ($75 Regular/Associate/Academic, $35 Students) help support the scholarships, training and networking opportunities and other events/programs NAHJ puts on each year. As far as personal financial benefits (it’s completely fine to ask, “What’s in it for me?”), if you’re planning on attending the convention – registration pays for itself. And virtually all of our events offer discounted rates to our members.

Membership coordinator Paulo Luizaga makes a great case for renewing that you should check out if you haven’t yet renewed (or if you have and just want to know where the money goes): http://www.nahj.org/2009/06/membership/

Region 2 Conference

The Region 2 Conference is confirmed for March 12-13 at Emerson College in Boston.

The conference will feature sessions for young and experienced journalists and a number of hands-on multimedia training sessions. There will be an opening reception on Friday and then sessions all day on Saturday. A full summary should be available shortly – and will be posted on the Region 2 Facebook page and blog as well as e-mailed out by me.

NAHJ Scholarship Reception

The 2010 Scholarship Reception will be held on March 18 at Time Warner’s Park Café (Time Warner Center) in New York. Individual tickets are $125 for members, $250 for non-members.

The event benefits the Rubén Salazar Scholarship Fund and Educational Programs. Since the fund’s inception in 1986, NAHJ has awarded more than $1.5 million to more than 580 students pursing degrees in journalism

For more information, see: http://www.nahj.org/2010/02/2010-scholarship-benefit-2/


The Hartford Courant is seeking a City Hall reporter: https://nahjregion2.wordpress.com/2010/01/28/hartford-courant-seeks-city-hall-reporter/

NESN.com is seeking a Red Sox beat writer (http://www.nesn.com/2010/01/nesncom-boston-red-sox-writer-new-media.html) and a production assistant (http://www.nesn.com/2010/01/nesncom-production-assistant-new-media.html). If you have any questions about the openings, feel free to contact NAHJ member and NESN.com editor Eric Ortiz at eortiz@nesn.com.

Diversity Plus Magazine is looking for freelancers. If you’ve got a pitch that would be a fit (pieces on diversity, women and/or minority issues), contact NAHJ member Paul Lachhu at paul@cbji.com or (973) 202-3405.

Denver Convention

It might seem early to be thinking about the convention in Denver this summer (June 23-26), but NAHJ – with support from the Gannett Foundation – is offering a discounted registration rate of $250 to the first 250 people that register.

I attended the convention planning committee meeting in Denver at the end of January, and it’s on track to be a great convention. We’re taking all of the multimedia sessions and panels that were a hit in Puerto Rico and building on the success we had in San Juan.

Thanks to all the Region 2 members that submitted great workshop ideas.

For more information on the convention or to register, go to: http://www.nahj.org/2009/11/2010conventiondenver/


If you haven’t checked out NAHJ’s new site, it’s worth checking out. Visit http://www.nahj.org to see what’s going on at the national level, post your resume in the career center and

Upcoming Events

Region 2 Conference – Emerson College, Boston – March 12-13
NAHJ Scholarship Reception – Time Warner Center, New York – March 18
NAHJ Annual Convention – Denver – June 23-26

As always, if you have any information you think would be of interest to other members (upcoming events, job openings, internships, stories, blog links, resources, etc.), please send it my way.

If you have any questions, concerns, suggestions, anything, please feel free to contact me.

Thanks so much!

Maria Burns Ortiz

Region 2 Director
National Association of Hispanic Journalists

Page 2 Columnist/Soccer Writer


Check out the Region 2 blog: https://nahjregion2.wordpress.com/

Become a fan of NAHJ Region 2 on Facebook:

CNN Networking Reception on Dec. 15 in New York City

NAHJ members are invited to a networking reception hosted by CNN. The event will be held on Tuesday, Dec. 15 from 6-8 p.m. at the Empire Hotel.

The event is targeted to candidates with four or more years of experience.

RSVP is required by Dec. 10.

View the flyer here.

New York Times Company Presents Latin Music USA Screening on Oct. 9

The VOCES Latino Heritage Network of The New York Times Company proudly presents:

A documentary screening & conversation with Bobby Sanabria
Don’t miss the percussion demonstration!

Friday, October 9
6–8 p.m.
The New York Times Building
620 8th Avenue, NYC
15th floor conference center

Click here

WGBH and NAHJ New England Host Latin Music USA Premiere Party in Boston on Oct. 2

WGBH and NAHJ New England present:

Latin Music USA Premiere Party

Please join WGBH and NAHJ New England as we celebrate the upcoming premiere of Latin Music USA at WGBH’s Brighton studios. Enjoy live Latin music from Bobby Sanabria y Quarteto Aché and Mango Blue, as well as dance performances and instruction, plus a sneak preview of the new WGBH-produced PBS series. One-on-One’s María Hinojosa is your MC!

Free parking, refreshments.

Proceeds benefit WGBH.

Friday, October 2 at 8 p.m.
WGBH’s Brighton Studios
One Guest Street
Brighton, MA

$20 WGBH members
$25 non-members Latin Music USA

(If you are a member of the media and wish to cover the event, please contact jennifer.albrecht@wgbh.org.)

Latin Music USA premieres on WGBH Mondays, Oct. 12 and 19, 9 p.m. to 11 p.m.

LatinVision Digital & Social Media Conference – Special NAHJ Member Rate

NAHJ Region 2 Members are invited to attend LatinVision’s upcoming Digital & Social Media Conference.

LatinVision has extended a special rate of $200 to NAHJ members.

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Wednesday, October 14, 2009

7 a.m. to 6 p.m. Conference
6 p.m. to 8 p.m. Networking Event

The New York Times – The Times Center –
242 West 41st Street
New York, NY 10018

By Invitation Only!

I am not a LatinVision Member. You must register to attend:
This is your registration code: 11809 then enter Discount code nbr 50044 at the time of payment

I am a LatinVision member, enter your email here:
then enter Discount code nbr 50043 at the time of payment

Conference: http://www.latinvision.com/conference
Speakers: http://www.latinvision.com/conference/speakers.pdf
Networking Event: http://www.latinvision.com/events
Be a Sponsor: http://www.latinvision.com/conference/mediakit.pdf

Space is limited.
Conference and Event members $295 non-members $395
Our Special Price for all NAHJ Region 2 Members $200
Payment is required in advance.

Via credit card on website or by check:
LatinVision Media Inc.
POB 376
Church Street Station
New York, NY 10008

Confirmed Speakers

Nancy Hill, President and CEO American Association of Advertising Agencies; Gisela Girard, President and CEO Association of Hispanic Advertising Agencies; Adrián Steckel, CEO Azteca América; Monica Coronati, Journalist Bloomberg TV; Cathy Baron-Tamraz, President & CEO BusinessWire; Carol Robles-Roman, Deputy Mayor for Legal Affairs City of New York; Robert Lieber, Deputy Mayor of Economic Development City of New York; Gustavo Sierra, International News Editor Clarín Argentina; David Puente, Anchor CNN; Christopher Crommett, SVP CNN en Español; Luis Santos, CEO El Tiempo Colombia; David Sternberg, EVP & COO, Emerging Networks Fox Cable Networks; Alexander Hohagen, Managing Director Latin America Google; Michael Trigg, VP Marketing & Business Development Hi5; Ivan Braiker, CEO Hipcricket; John Paton, CEO Impremedia; Liz Sarachek-Blacker, SVP Digital Sales Impremedia Digital; Randall Rothenberg, President & CEO Interactive Advertising Bureau (IAB); David-Michel Davies, Executive Director International Academy of Digital Arts & Sciences; José Fernández, Partner Latham & Watkins LLP; Matías Perel, President and CEO Latin 3; Carlos Manzano, Executive Director Latin Media and Entertainment Commission; Rick Marroquin, EVP and Managing Director Media Brands; Ruth Gaviria, CEO Hispanic Business Ventures Meredith Corporation; Mike Wehrs, CEO Mobile Marketing Association; Janet Robinson, CEO The New York Times; Felipe Machado, Multimedia Editor O Estado de Sao Paulo; Joel Towers, Dean Parsons The New School for Design; Lucía Ballas-Traynor, Publisher People en Español; Manny Ruiz, President Multicultural Marketing PR Newswire and Hispanic PR wire; Betti Ortega, SVP Taylor Primero; Diana Sánchez, President & CEO Telefónica USA, Inc.; Peter Blacker, EVP Digital Media & Emerging Business Telemundo; Brian Hopman, Regional Director of Broadcast Markets, Latin America & Southeastern U.S.; Kevin Conroy, President Interactive Media Univision Communications; Joe Uva, President & CEO Univision Communications; Mario Baeza, Founder & Chairman V-Me Media; Carmen DiRienzo, President & CEO V-Me Media; Jeanniey Mullen, CMO and Global EVP Zinio and many more.