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The Chicago chapter of the National Association of Hispanic Journalists has selected its 2022 recipient. Vanessa Lopez is a bilingual journalist at Depaul University. Her experience, writing samples and passion to grow as a reporter make her the type of journalist any newsroom would be lucky to have. Vanessa will be awarded $6,000 to help fund her college career, and…

The National Association of Hispanic Journalists Chicago Chapter is excited to announce that we are offering a $6,000 scholarship/stipend for a Latino student. This NAHJ scholarship is 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 from Illinois as well as students attending four-year colleges and universities in Illinois…

That ballot is now open for the 2022-2023 NAHJ Chicago Chapter Board Election. These are the candidates for each position: Eligible voters should have received a link to vote on Thursday, June 23. Only Regular, Academic and Lifetime members in good standing can vote. To vote, your dues must have been paid by June 15, 2022. Anyone not in good…

NAHJ member Virginia Matos has been promoted to executive producer of ABC 7 Chicago's 11 a.m. and 5 p.m. weekday newscasts. She is the first Latina to hold that position at the station.Matos, who was most recently the producer of the 4:30 p.m. newscast, started her career at the station as an intern for Janet Davies "I've spent half of…

The NAHJ Chicago chapter has elected its new board for 2021. Carly Luque, an assignment manager at Fox 32 Chicago, will lead the board as president for another term. Marissa Parra, a reporter at CBS 2 Chicago, was elected as vice president. Paulina Wysocka, an on-air KISS-FM personality, will continue with her role as treasurer. And Diana Gutierrez, a morning…

The Chicago chapter of the National Association of Hispanic Journalists has selected its 2021 scholarship recipient. Maria Marta Guzman is a bilingual journalist at DePaul University. Her extensive internships, work opportunities and samples make her stand out as the type of journalist we need in newsrooms. Maria will be awarded $5,000 to help fund her college career, and help NAHJ…

The National Association of Hispanic Journalists Chicago Chapter is excited to announce that we are offering one $5,000 scholarship/stipend 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 and Illinois residents are eligible to apply.…

The results are in.  The NAHJ Chicago chapter has elected its new board for 2020.   This year, all the nominees who stepped up ran uncontested. The newest addition to the board is Marissa Parra, a reporter at CBS 2 Chicago.  Parra will serve as Secretary.  Carly Luque, an Assignment Desk Editor at CBS 2 Chicago, will once again lead the…

We are proud and happy to share that we have presented the checks to our three 2020 scholarship winners. https://youtu.be/DzpGiqKqTn8 The Chicago chapter of the National Association of Hispanic Journalists  Chicago would like to congratulate Richard Requena, Luis Velazquez, and Samantha Aguilar for their dedication and eagerness to continue their path into journalism.  We need every single one of you, your passion, care,…

The NAHJ Chicago Chapter is holding its 2020/2021 board elections. Consider taking your membership one step further by running for President, Vice President, Treasurer, Secretary or Social Media Coordinator. Keep in mind, our board members take their roles seriously. This is a “working board” that strives to accomplish having #MoreLatinosInNews. Plan to meet (virtually) at least once a month. Each…

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