Thursday, June 26, 2014

NAHJ Upcoming Events/Mixer

Hello All,
Our next meeting is scheduled for Wednesday, July 9th.
This meeting will be a part of our "Meet the Boss" series.
We will meet with different news directors from local print and broadcast stations throughout the year to give you the opportunity to ask questions and get advice from the news directors face-to-face.

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 This month, we will meet with Greg Dawson, Vice President of News for NBC 7 San Diego.
The event is $5 for members (both students and professionals).
If you are not an NAHJ member, NAHJ is offering a discounted $20 membership for students, $30 for new members and $45 rate for renewing members. You can get this offer on the day of our meeting until July 16th! (Contact if you don't attend the meeting but would like to join.)
If you sign up at the meeting, the $5 attendance fee is waived.

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There will be an informal mixer from 5:30-6:20 p.m. @ The Commons Bar, across the street from NBC studios. The address is 901 4th St. ($5 fee doesn't apply to the mixer.)
If you can't make the mixer, please meet on the east side of NBC studios closest to Horton Plaza PROMPTLY @ 6:30 p.m. You will not be able to get inside without an employee badge, so please be on time.
Parking is free at Horton Plaza mall on 4th and F.
Come prepared with questions! Also, if you have a demo reel online, we may have time to view a couple and get a critique from Greg.
Look forward to seeing you,
Elena Gomez
President, NAHJ San Diego/TJ

NAHJ San Diego/Tijuana is also now on Twitter @NAHJSDTJ and we have a BLOG set up for you to follow the latest events/news at
*Summer Picnic with San Diego Press Club, Society of Professional Journalists, SDABJ, AAJA
@ Rancho de Los Peñasquitos Adobe House on July 13th from noon to 4 pm
*Thursday, July 24th: NAHJ Los Angeles mixer (every month on the last Thursday) 7 p.m. - 10 p.m. @ Hotel Figueroa---email if interested.
*Wednesday, Aug 20 or 27: Mixer with Journalist groups in San Diego--- AAJA, SPJ, SDABJ

*Social Media Seminar ---- Date: TBD

Tuesday, June 24, 2014

Border tour with the Border Patrol

GoPro video shot by: Adan Perez Marrufo

     On Saturday June 14th, members of the National Association of Hispanic Journalists San Diego/Tijuana chapter went on a tour of the border with San Diego Border Patrol Sector Chief Paul Beeson and other Border Patrol Agents.  During the two hour tour, journalists had a chance to ask questions and take pictures of the border between the U.S. and Mexico.
     The San Diego Sector is responsible for more than 56,831 square miles of inland area, including 931 miles of coastline and 60 linear miles of international boundary with Mexico. Right now, over 2,500 Border Patrol Agents are permanently assigned to eight stations within the Sector. Between January and May 2014, there have been 20,758 apprehensions in San Diego Sector, compared to 162,390 apprehensions in 2008, according to Border Patrol statistics.

      If you are interested in attending future NAHJ San Diego/Tijuana chapter events/mixers email:

- Alex Cerball
Vice President, NAHJ San Diego/Tijuana

Tuesday, June 10, 2014

Essay Contest for a FREE NAHJ Convention Registration

Hello All,
NAHJ has given our chapter one FREE registration to the 2014 NAHJ Convention in San Antonio from Aug 7-9.
The full registration package includes access to sessions, plenaries, receptions, special events, workshops and Media & Career Expo. It also includes the following meals: Newsmaker Luncheon and the Hall of Fame Gala y El Gran Baile.
That's a nearly $400 value!
To enter into the contest: write a short 500-word or less essay about why you deserve to win an all-inclusive convention registration.
Students and Professionals are both allowed to enter.
The deadline to submit your essay to is June 22nd.
NAHJ San Diego/TJ officers will read the essays and reveal the winner by the end of the month.
Good luck!
Elena Gomez
President, NAHJ San Diego/TJ
Sat, June 14th: Border Patrol tour @ 10 a.m. 
Thurs, July 10th: NAHJ meeting/mixer    Location: TBD
Thurs, July 24th: NAHJ Los Angeles mixer (every month on the last Thursday)  7 p.m. - 10 p.m. @ Hotel Figueroa ---- anyone interested in carpooling to meet L-A members this month?
Wed, Aug 20 or Aug 27: Casual Mixer with Journalist groups in San Diego --- AAJA, Society of Professional Journalists & SDABJ