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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 Chicago chapter of the National Association of Hispanic Journalists has selected its three 2020 scholarship recipients.  Each student will be awarded $4,000 to help fund their college career and help the organization achieve its goal of getting more Latinos in our newsrooms. This is all possible thanks to the support of NAHJ Chicago members and sponsors. During our annual "Nuevo…

Baseball is back and nobody is more excited than NAHJ Chicago member Andy Martinez. This winter he was hired by Marquee Sports Network, the recently launched Chicago Cubs TV network as a Cubs contributor reporter and working on social media for the new TV home of the Cubbies. It’s a dream job of sorts for Martinez who grew up a…

  It's that time of the year again! NAHJ Chicago is officially accepting applications for our annual scholarships for Latino students. This year, we are offering 3 separate $4,000 scholarships to help Latino students fund their education. This is all possible thanks to the support of NAHJ Chicago members and sponsors. During our annual "Nuevo Comienzo" fundraiser in February 2020,…

Some good news to share following the end of Chicago’s Spanish language newspaper, HOY. NAHJ Chicago Board member and former HOY Reporter Laura Rodriguez will be joining the Chicago Tribune newsroom as a Latino Community Journalist. Tribune Media made the decision to shut down operations on December 13.  The move affected seven employees, including Rodriguez. The company offered all employees…

Her name is Yukare Nakayama. That’s [ YOO-kah-ray] [NAH-kah-yah-mah].  And she’s a proud Latina journalist and new NAHJ Chicago member. Nakayama was just hired on as ABC 7 Chicago’s newest Community Journalist but the American University grad is no stranger to the area.  Nakayame grew up in north suburban Highwood and  previously worked at the CBS/Fox Rock Island, Illinois affiliate.   Getting to know Yukare:…

The Chicago Chapter of the National Association of Hispanic Journalists is proud and excited to present three deserving journalism students of the Chicago area with a $3,000 scholarship to help fund their academic and professional dreams.  We invite our members, family, and friends of our winners to join us at our 2019 NAHJ Chicago Scholarship check presentation on September 14,…

Carly Luque - President    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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