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The NAHJ Chicago Chapter is holding its 2019/2020 board elections. Consider taking your membership one step further by running for President, Vice President, Treasurer, Secretary or General at Large Member. Keep in mind, our board members take their roles seriously. This is a “working board” that strives to accomplish having #MoreLatinosInNews. Plan to meet at least once a month. Each year, the chapter…

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The National Association of Hispanic Journalists Chicago Chapter is excited to announce that we are offering 3 separate $3,000 scholarships/stipends for Latino students. NAHJ scholarship opportunities are open to college-bound high school seniors, college undergraduates and graduate students pursuing careers in English or Spanish-language print, broadcast, digital or photojournalism. Students attending four-year colleges and universities in Illinois are eligible to…

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In a possibly unprecedented double win, NAHJ Chicago member Michael Puente wins “Best Radio Reporter” by the Indiana Associate Press Broadcasters Association and the Chicago Headline Club for 2018.   It does not appear any other radio reporter has ever won that award from both associations, and in different states, in the same year.   Puente, a WBEZ-FM reporter, won…

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The National Association of Hispanic Journalists Chicago Chapter is excited to join forces with the Chicago chapter of the National Association of Black Journalists for a bigger and better job fair again this year. We share the goal of promoting more diversity in our newsrooms. Young professionals and journalism students will once again have the opportunity to meet with news…

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ABC 7 Eyewitness News has hired its first Latina daily line-producer and she is a NAHJ Chicago member. Virginia Matos is not new to Chicago or the station.  Matos grew up on the Northwest Side and graduated from Columbia College.  She has been working as a news writer and producer for the last 15 years.  Her new role will be to…

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In 2015, members of the National Association of Hispanic Journalists Chicago Chapter, had the vision to host a fundraiser that would help sponsor a scholarship for a Latino journalism student. That same year the first-ever Nuevo Comienzo took place. It was a huge success and helped put the Chicago chapter back on the map after being dormant for several years. …

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NAHJ 2018 Scholarship Check Presentation We invite fellow journalists, friends and family to join the NAHJ Chicago Chapter as we present the 2018 scholarship checks to the students on Saturday, October 6, 10 am at Mariano's- West Loop Upper Cafe (40 S. Halsted). We will have light snacks.     The National Association of Hispanic Journalists Chicago Chapter is pleased and…

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President: Carly Luque Carly is an Emmy Award-winning assignment editor for CBS 2 Chicago. She joined the station in September 2003 from WLS-TV where she worked as a desk assistant and field producer since 2000. Carly is fluent in Spanish, was born in Venezuela and studied abroad in Sevilla, Spain. She graduated with a double major in Broadcast Journalism and…

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Carly Luque for President Bio: Carly is an Emmy Award winning assignment editor for CBS 2 Chicago. She joined the station in September 2003 from WLS-TV where she worked as a desk assistant and field producer since 2000. Carly is fluent in Spanish, was born in Venezuela and studied abroad in Sevilla, Spain. Carly grew up in the south suburbs…

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“It’s been three of the most rewarding years of my professional career,” says Natalie Martinez of her time spent on the NAHJ Chicago board.   Martinez is taking a temporary break to focus on the birth of her daughter who is due this June. Martinez came on board as Vice President in 2015.  Two years ago, she was voted in…

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