Tuesday, November 10, 2015

Tijuana Trip

This Saturday afternoon is our November field trip and discussion.
We  will be hosting Michele Parente, Dining and Lifestyle Reporter from the Union Tribune and Michael Gardiner, food writer for City Beat. 
Join us for a casual discussion over tacos (of course) with these writers and learn about the ins and outs of covering lifestyle stories on both sides of the border.
Tijuana journalists will also join our group to network!
Saturday, November 14th from 11 a.m. - 3 p.m.
Meet at the San Ysidro trolley station at 11 a.m. in front of McDonald's and we will cross together to get transportation.

We will head to Mamut Brewery Co. for the discussion and then grab tacos at a couple of nearby stands.
COST: $10 NAHJ members, $5 students  (cost will cover transportation)
BRING: Passport, cash (small bills) for food.

RSVP by Thursday Nov. 12 at nahjsandiego@gmail.com

Contacts day of are:
Elena Gomez - 760-415-6589.
Carlos Rico - 619-250-6433

Thursday, October 22, 2015

October Mixer at Cantina Mayahuel

Hello Everyone,

We hope you can join us at our next mixer on Thursday, October 29th where we will be hosting NBC 7's Social Media Manager Laura McVicker.
Come chat with her about the latest tools in social media over a margarita and tacos! 

WHEN: Thursday, October 29th from 5-8 p.m.

WHERE: Cantina Mayahuel in Normal Heights  - 2934 Adams Ave

R.S.V.P. by Tuesday, October 27th

Saturday, November 14th -- Join us on a trip to Tijuana where we will learn about lifestyle reporting on both sides of the border. We are in the process of locking down guest speakers who are bloggers and food writers in San Diego and Tijuana. Tijuana journalists will also meet us for a casual mixer after the panel discussion. 
Details to come- Save the date!

Tuesday, October 13, 2015

Hi everyone,
Below are the minutes taken by Terry Williams from the first meeting of officers of all journalist associations in San Diego. We will be meeting quarterly on how we can work together and provide better seminars, guest speakers, mixers and more to members of the local media and students to advance their careers.

All Media Groups Meeting
October 8, 2015 6:30 – 8:00
Attending: DeJuan Hoggard, Matt Hall, Lisa Haverstadt, Carlos Rico, Lindsay Hood, Donna Stewart, Elena Gomez, Tom Mallory, Terry Williams, April Harter Enriquez via telephone

Purpose of the meeting is that while we attend each others’ events, it makes sense to be in the same room from time to time to coordinate efforts and match up calendars.

Calendar idea – After a discussion about calendars, April suggested finding a forum that wouldn’t have to think about. April suggested a Facebook group that was private – she will set up. Limited to each organization’s boards. Send out pre-produced promo pieces in advance of events.  In Facebook create event. Call it – San Diego Media Group – all send logos. One person in each group should be admin. 

Ideas – for group events, having event on Saturday quarterly at a restaurant, maybe one that is due a favor return.  Personal invites are great to increase attendance. Tom would like to share take-aways from conferences such as ONA and SPJ.

Panel discussions, - SDABJ planning on  black lives matter, social media. Last one was covering missing kids - poorly attended but good topic. Press Club has monthly professional development series called Nuts & Bolts covering social media, marketing for freelancers, photography for freelance writers, etc.

Getting students more involved. Need advisors within the schools who know about and can promote the clubs. Get word out to J teachers that we have guest speakers available – distribute the list and their topics.  

Mentoring – always a difficult process as the concept seems to suggest long-term commitment. Suggest one day or one morning shadow. 1-2 hour shadowing, short interview, then possibly lunch.  Distribute a list of willing pros to college students. With no long-term commitment unless the mentor and mentee decide they want to continue the relationship. 

Events planned –

NAHJ planning workshop for travel writers, lifestyle journalist, on November 7th, lifestyle writing across the border. Will be in Tijuana, meet at trolley stop, taxies to the meeting. Location not yet confirmed.

SDABJ – November 21 Pro for a day – annual event – if you want to be a journalist, come spend the day with us. Panel discussions in morning, mock press conference at lunch time. Students go out and make their stories, edit packages and present at end of day.  

Press Club – 42nd Annual Excellence in Journalism Awards October 27th at the Jacobs Center at Market Creek.

All Media Groups Happy Hour: The Press Club has attempted to establish this at Dobson’s for the second Tuesday of each month from 5:30 – 7:30. All groups decided to try to promote this and hope it can become a tradition there. PS-Dobson’s was formerly the Press Room when the Union-Tribune was across the street.

Quarterly meeting – it was decided to meet quarterly; the next meeting will be the third week in January.

End of meeting

Friday, July 17, 2015

Taco Tuesday Meet and Eat

News and tacos is the perfect combination for any journalist especially in our bordertown!

Come hang with your local NAHJ chapter officers plus, get a chance to meet major players in the news scene Tues. July 21st at an authentic taco shop in historic Barrio Logan!

This is a chance to meet with local news directors in a casual setting over tacos and drinks!
NBC 7's VP of News Greg Dawson and ABC Channel 10's news director Tiffani Lupenski will be joining our group, giving you a chance to meet these managers and ask questions about the business.

Here's all the details:
WHEN: Tuesday, July 21 
TIME: 5:30 p.m. - 8 p.m.
WHERE: Salud in Barrio Logan--- 
2196 Logan Ave. San Diego, CA 92113  
DIRECTIONS: click here
Please R.S.V.P to attend to nahjsandiego@gmail.com¡Nos vemos!

Thursday, June 18, 2015

'Speed Date' with Journalists and P.R. Pros the Right Way!

NAHJ San Diego-Tijuana is inviting public relations/marketing professionals to come network with journalists in a "speed dating" style mixer.

You will have a couple minutes with each person for introductions, swapping business cards and answering a media question before rotating to the next person.

Come prepared with a question you want to ask a public relations professional/journalist and we will use it as a part of our speeding dating questionnaire!

57 Degrees is also providing their happy hour special for our group on drinks and food during the event.

Cost is $5 for NAHJ members/students and $10 for non-members. Sign up for a $35 membership with NAHJ and will get you into the event for free! Please R.S.V.P. for this event by Tuesday, June 23rd to be added to our list. Bring along a journalism or PR friend by sharing the flyer below.

WHEN: Thurs., June 25th
TIME: 5:30 p.m. - 7:30 p.m.
WHERE: 57 Degrees
1735 Hancock
Mission Hills
RSVP NOW: Click here.

Wednesday, March 18, 2015

NAHJ Panel: Ethics and Laws in Border Reporting: Sat., March 21

We have put together an exciting panel for you focused on covering border stories. We will take a look at how ethics and laws are different when covering stories in Mexico, discuss what border stories we need to start telling, focus on case studies from our panelists and end with a Q&A.

WHEN: Sat., March 21
TIME:  11 a.m. - 1 p.m. 
WHERE: U-T San Diego's 3rd floor Meeting Room

Our esteemed panel will be moderated by San Diego City College Broadcast News Chair Laura Castaneda:
Panel includes:
Christian Ramirez - Director of Southern Border Communities Coalition Human Rights Director of Alliance San Diego
Lynne Walker - Vice President of the Institute of Americas - Before joining the Institute, Lynne was the Mexico City Bureau Chief for Copley News Service for 15 years.
Sandra Dibble - Reporter for UT-San Diego. Sandra has covered the Tijuana-San Diego border since 1994.
Teri Karonbonik - Teri is an attorney at New Media Rights and an adjunct professor at Cal Western School of Law.

Cost: $10 for professionals and $5 for students. All fees go toward our local chapter and raising money for a future scholarship fund.

RSVP to: nahjsandiego@gmail.com