Monday, March 5, 2018

Recap: 2018 Scholarship Awards Fundraising Fiesta

On March 3, 2018 our chapter hosted our first scholarship awards and fundraising fiesta! 
We played loteria (Mexican bingo), held a fundraising raffle with gifts from Por Vida and 
passes to the Latino Film Festival, ate delicious food from Super Cocina, Telemundo and 
NBC San Diego newsroom tour, networked with other journalist, and received a free headshot!
The event was highlighted by Hugo Balta, senior director of Hispanic initiatives for ESPN, 
who awarded two $1,000 scholarships via the Hortencia Zavala Scholarship
which Hugo started in is grandmother’s name.

Brenda Gregorio-Nieto, from SDSU and  
Cristal Miranda, student at San Diego City College.
were the winners of the 2018 Hortencia Zavala Scholarships.
Our chapter, because of your donations and support, was able to award a 
$500 scholarship to Jasmine Bermudez. She will be graduating from 
San Diego State University this semester and continuing her education in law school.

We also want to congratulate Carlos Rico,  
who took home our 2018 member of the year award on Saturday! 

Gracias to the staff at Telemundo 20 and NBC 7 San Diego 
for their hospitality and hosting our event.

 Y un fuerte aplauso to our scholarship and events committee 
Nancy Moya, Marissa Cabrera, Andrea Lopez-Villafana, 
Diana Rodriguez, Adriana Heldiz, and Suzy Garcia,  
who organized the event and scholarship program. 

Wednesday, February 28, 2018

Scholarship Awards and Fundraising Fiesta

Join us for our chapter's first scholarship awards event and fundraising fiesta!

  • There will be Mexican food from Super Cocina and homemade aguas de jamaica & horchata
  • Guest speaker Hugo Balta, Senior Director of Hispanic Initiatives at ESPN
  • Newsroom tour of NBC 7 and Telemundo 20 San Diego
  • Network with journalist and meet on-air broadcasters
  • Scholarship winners and San Diego-Tijuan chapter member of the year award
  • Win prizes via our Loteria game (it's kind of like bingo only better!)
  • and get a free headshots

When: March 3, 2-5 p.m.

Where: NBC 7 Telemundo 9680 Granite Ridge DriveSan Diego, CA 92123

Cost: $20 for students, $25 for NAHJ members, $30 for non-members

How: Purchase tickets at our Eventbrite page https://2018nahjsdtjaward
For student and NAHJ member price please email
with proof of membership for discount code.

Why:  Proceeds from the event go directly back into our chapter's scholarship fund. 

Tuesday, January 16, 2018

1/25 Investigative Journalism Q&A with Richard Marosi of the LA Times

Join us for an evening with Pulitzer Prize finalist Richard Marosi as he shares reporting tips for stories that can lead to policy changes on both sides of the border. 


Who: NAHJ and KPBS host Richard Marosi
What: Q&A

When: 6-7:30 on Thursday, Jan. 25 

Where: KPBS Multi-Function Room, 5200 Campanile Drive, San Diego, CA 92182

Free for members and KPBS employees
$10 nonmembers (Money collected goes to our scholarship fund and future events).

To become a member ($35 for professionals, $25 for students) click here.

You can learn more about Richard Marosi, hereAlso see his latest investigative series, "Mexico's Housing Debacle" and his Pulitzer-Prize finalist work, "Product of Mexico".

Friday, December 22, 2017

GoFund a student! #MoreLatinosInNews

Are you looking for a last minute gift? Are you looking for a tax deduction? Why don't you consider donating and sponsoring our first annual scholarship program! 

You can donate at our GoFundMe page.

Our chapter has started a scholarship program for college and university students in San Diego County and Tijuana, Mexico pursuing journalism careers in English and Spanish language media (TV, print, radio, digital, and photojournalism).

Our goal is to help local Latinos, and those that believe there should be more Latinos in news, and tell better stories about Latinos in news, both in English and Spanish.

We are looking to raise $1,000. The money will help with student tuition (paid to school), books (or school supplies), transportation (such as study-abroad expenses), or career related equipment (ex. digital camera/software). The Deadline is Dec. 31, 2017.

Winners of the scholarships will be announced in January 2018 and awarded scholarships in March 2018.

Scholarships recipients will be chosen from our scholarship subcommittee and scholarship partners, based on merit (GPA, resume, personal statement). The scholarship selection process will be done without knowing applicant's name and gender, to ensure fairness.

When you donate $50 or more you will receive a ticket to our awards gala. 

Donate $100 or more you will receive a ticket to our awards gala and attend all NAHJ San Diego-Tijuana Chapter events for free. 

All donors will receive a thank you letter with a tax deductible account of your donation.

Thursday, September 14, 2017

9/20 - Celebrate National Hispanic Journalist Day at Border X

Join us to celebrate National Hispanic Journalist Day at Border X Brewing! Enjoy some tacos, grab a drink, chat with fellow members and learn takeaways from the NAHJ conference that just took place in Anaheim. Wednesday is also LoterĂ­a night at Border X!

We will also hold our quarterly membership meeting where the board will give updates on chapter finances, scholarship program, future events, and open the floor for Q&A.


What: NAHJ chapter membership meeting and social mixer.

Where: Border X Brewing, 2181 Logan Ave., San Diego, CA. We'll be meeting on the back deck of the beer garden and where the tacos are served.

When: 6-8 p.m. on Wednesday, Sept. 20

RSVP by Tuesday Sept. 19:

Free for members
$10 nonmembers (we will waive the fee if you become a member at the event)

(Money collected goes to our scholarship fundraiser and future events).
To become a member ($35 for professionals, $25 for students) click here.


1. Quarterly Board member Meeting
    - update on membership
    - finances update
2. Scholarship subcommittee program update
    - finding business/corporate/groups/individuals sponsors
    - Tijuana connections
    - reaching students
3. Summary from EIJ conference
    - takeaways to pass to members
    - news from NAHJ regional and national level
4. Q&A
    - open floor to members with questions, comments, suggestions