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 Lotería 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

Sunday, August 6, 2017

8/19 Border Patrol Tour and Q&A

Join National Association of Hispanic Journalist and the U.S. Border Patrol for a 2-3 hour bus tour along the U.S. - Mexico border. We will learn the Border Patrol’s responsibilities and jurisdictions, what's new along the border and how journalists can improve their working relationships with the Border Patrol.


Who: NAHJ and Border Patrol

What: Bus tour along the border with Q&A

When: 9 a.m. on Saturday, Aug. 19 (*Meet at 8:30 a.m. Tour will leave promptly at 9.)

Where: 2411 Boswell Road, Chula Vista 91914 (San Diego Border Patrol Sector Headquarters)

Important Info:
Because the tour is capped at 20 people, we're opening RSVPs up to NAHJ members first. After August 11, anyone can sign up (assuming there's still room). Please RSVP by August 17 to

U.S. passport, passport card or permanent resident (green) card required to attend the event. If you're a U.S. citizen but don't have any of those forms of ID, please let us know when you RSVP.

$5 members through August 11
$10 members after August 11
$15 nonmembers

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

Tuesday, July 11, 2017

Wednesday, July 19 - Telemundo 20 Tour

Join us along with Telemundo News Director Pedro Calderón Michel for a tour of the just-launched Telemundo 20 San Diego station! The event kicks off at 5:30 p.m. with a tour, followed by a behind-the-scenes peek at the 6 p.m. newscast, then a Q&A with Pedro and the anchors.  

When: July 19 5:30-6:30 p.m. 

Where: 9680 Granite Ridge Drive, San Diego, CA 92123 (You can park across the street)

Cost: $5 members / $15 nonmembers (Proceeds go toward the NAHJ scholarship fund)

RSVP: To by Sunday, July 16. We will need to your first and last name so you can enter the building.

Friday, June 9, 2017

Sat. June 17 - Job Fair in LA

Join us for a ride up to LA for the Los Angeles Journalism Job Fair on Saturday, June 17! CCNMA NAHJ (LA's NAHJ chapter) has collaborated with AAJA LA, NLGJA LA, LA Press Club and others to put on this exciting event.

If you'd like to be a part of the event, email and please include your cell number for easy communication. Also mention whether you'd like to carpool or if you'll meet us in LA. We'll work out the meeting place and time for our carpool from there.

Event details:

Who: NAHJ San Diego/Tijuana in collaboration with CCNMA NAHJ, AAJA LA, NLGJA LA, LA Press Club and more!

What: Job fair and networking

When: Saturday, June 17 from noon-3:00 p.m. (Carpool meeting time is TBD)

Where: SAG-AFTRA, 5757 Wilshire Boulevard, Los Angeles, CA 90036

Why: So you can network with LA journalists and get your next assignment!

Cost: $10 at the door

Thursday, May 18, 2017

Thurs., May 25 - Meet the New Board at Border X Brewing

When: Thursday, May 25 at 6:30 p.m.

What: NAHJ Mixer to meet the new board and share what you'd like to see from the chapter this coming year. It's also an opportunity for members to join the scholarship subcommittee and discuss how we can roll out this new initiative.

Where: Border X Brewing, 2181 Logan Ave., San Diego, CA 92113

Cost: Free for all members!

RSVP: To by Tuesday, May 23.

You can learn about our new officers here.

You can renew your membership or become a member, here. $25/year for students, $35 for journalists and PR pros.

Thursday, April 20, 2017

Wed., April 26 - Book Talk & Reception with Journalist Alfredo Corchado

Join NAHJ as we partner with UCSD's Center for U.S. Mexican Studies to host author and journalist Alfredo Corchado as he shares his new book, "Shadows at Dawn." A reception will follow the book talk. Register for this free event and learn more about the book, here.

When: Wed., April 26 from 5-6:30 p.m
Where: Institute of the Americas, Malamud Conference Room, 10111 N. Torrey Pines Road, La Jolla, CA 920937.

Friday, March 17, 2017

Thursday, March 23: Border reporting panel discussion & studio tour at KPBS

Join NAHJ and KPBS on Thursday, March 23 for a panel discussion with those at the vanguard of border reporting!

Jean Guerrero, KPBS
Art Castañares, publisher, La Prensa
Vicente Calderon, Tijuana Press

WHEN: Thursday, March 23rd 6 p.m. - 8 p.m.
WHERE: KPBS -- 5200 Campanile Dr.(on SDSU campus)  -- (there is a small paid lot across the street and some paid parking off College Ave.) -- meet in the downstairs lobby

Time: 6-8 p.m.
Location: KPBS, 5200 Campanile Drive, San Diego, CA 92182
Cost: FREE for members, $10 nonmembers

For more information, contact

It's not too late to become a member! Visit NAHJ's national website, It's only $35/$25 for students.

Friday, March 3, 2017

Join NAHJ today! $35/year or $25 for students

We're in the midst of our 90-day membership drive. If you couldn't make it to our membership mixer, you can join or renew your NAHJ membership today on the NAHJ National website: It's only $35 for a whole year ($25 for students) which is practically unheard of as professional organizations go. Or if you're ready to take the plunge, you can become a lifetime member for $1,500!

Click membership > join/renew > then log in or create a new user account. Then you're on your way! 

After you've joined the mission to put more latinos in newsrooms, let the world know using the hashtag #MoreLatinosInNews.

Thanks and stay tuned for news about our next event! If you're not already on our email list, email and we'll be sure to add you.

Thursday, February 9, 2017

Wed., Feb. 22 - Media Mixer at Rabbit Hole

This month, we are hosting a membership mixer to let current members mix, mingle and renew their membership and encourage new members to join! Get to know other local journalists and PR professionals. Plus there will be fun games and raffle prizes! (see raffle details below)

WHEN: Wednesday, February 22 from 6 p.m. - 8 p.m. (show up anytime!)
WHERE: Rabbit Hole, Normal Heights --- 3377 Adams Ave 
RSVP: By Friday, February 17 at

Raffle Details

At our last membership drive, we had raffle prizes to new restaurants downtown, tickets to museums, tickets to the North Park Observatory, a flight to the NAHJ convention and much more!

Show up, get a raffle ticket
Bring a friend, get a raffle ticket
Win a game, get a raffle ticket
Join NAHJ or renew your membership, FIVE RAFFLE TICKETS!
(You can also buy raffle tickets -- all proceeds go to our scholarship fund which we are hoping to give out in the Fall 2017 school year.) 

Students membership is $25, professionals are $35 for the year.
With the membership you get discounts to local NAHJ San Diego events, access to jobs only available to NAHJ members, free entrance to regional trainings and an affiliation with a national Latino journalism organization--- here's more on the benefits of being a member --

*If you are interested in becoming a member or renewing, we will have laptops to register when you arrive.


Scholarship Sub-committee
If you are interested in helping us come up with new ideas to raise more money for our student scholarship project, let us know at the membership drive or contact us at The time commitment will be very small -- just looking for members to help us in this endeavor.

NAHJ SD/TJ Elections
If you are interested in being the President, Vice President, Secretary or Treasurer -- we are holding elections within the next few weeks. Please also email us at if you want to help organize events for our local chapter! Time commitment is usually only around 2-5 hours a month, which includes attendance at the majority of events.

Wednesday, January 18, 2017

January Workshop/Discussion & Newsroom Tour of U-T

What: Top trends in Journalism in 2017
Join San Diego members of the Online News Association and the National Association of Hispanic Journalists for a presentation on the latest technological disruptions and opportunities to hit our industry followed by a discussion in which we’ll ask the audience to discuss how these trends impact San Diego. The discussion will be followed by a tour of the new Union-Tribune newsroom. 

Who: Online News Association and the National Association of Hispanic Journalists

When: Thursday, Jan. 26, 6-8 p.m.

Where: The San Diego Union-Tribune, 600 B Street, suite 1201, San Diego, Calif. 92101

COST: Free