Friday, September 27, 2019

We'd like to hear from you

Hola todos, 

Our mixer yesterday at Original 40 Brewing Company in North Park was a success. Members had the opportunity to meet the new board and provide input for upcoming events they would like us to host.

We want to hear from all our members so we created a quick survey for everyone to fill out. Please take a minute to let us know what you would like us to organize.

Would members benefit from educational panels? Workshops for freelancers? Mixers? Picnic day or hiking day? Volunteering?

Let us know! Email ideas to: nahjsandiego(at)gmail(dot)com. 

Tuesday, June 25, 2019

2019 Call to Action

Hello everyone! It is that time of year again to open up chapter board nominations. 

We are looking to fill chapter president, vice president, treasurer, secretary and social media manager (description and responsibilities of each position are below). 

This is a great way to give back, mentor, learn more about NAHJ on the national level, and add to your resume. If you are a current board member you can run again for your same seat or a different position.

If you would like to be apart of the board please send us a short bio, and include why you are running and which of the four positions you are interested in running for.

All positions are voluntary for one-year and only require 2-5 hours a month of service. Officers work together to plan monthly chapter events for our local members via email/text and meet once a month a month for board meeting.

You can apply if your NAHJ membership is current and a working professional journalist. You cannot be an associate member and be on the board.

If you are interested in dedicating time to our local chapter as a boardmember -- please email by Sunday, July 14.

Elections will be held July 17-26 online, and the new board will be announced July 29. Only current NAHJ members can vote.

Not a member yet or need to renew? You can do so here:
2019 Chapter Position Descriptions

The President of the chapter is responsible for directing the activities of the chapter,
subject to the oversight of the Chapter Board, and shall preside at all meetings of the Chapter
Board and be present at all chapter events. The president leads the chapter board to plan monthly events, sends monthly newsletters and writes an annual report to the NAHJ headquarters.

Vice President:
This VP attends all NAHJ San Diego-Tijuana events and board meetings, helps organize monthly events, and is in charge of updating social media pages. The VP also takes the lead at all events and fills in for the chapter president when he/she cannot fulfill his/her duties. The VP also is in charge of checking-in attendees at events.

The Treasurer is responsible for all of the financial activities of the chapter, including the collection and distribution of chapter funds upon receipt or proper direction or authorization and sends money to NAHJ headquarters. This individual attends all NAHJ San Diego-Tijuana events and board meetings, helps organize monthly events and is in charge of collecting money from members at events for fundraising.

The Secretary attends all NAHJ San Diego-Tijuana events and board meetings, helps organize monthly events, and takes minutes during NAHJ meetings. They also post chapter news and events our chapter’s blog and creates associated all non-financial records such as flyers for events.

Social Media Manager:
This person is will be in charge of posting all chapter news and events on our Twitter and Facebook accounts. They will also create flyers, hashtags and associated content to drive engagement to our social media pages.

Monday, April 22, 2019

Celebrate Oustanding Student Journalists at our 2019 Awards Luncheon

Join us for our chapter's 2019 scholarship luncheon awards event and fiesta!
We will be honoring our two student winners Pam Ortega and Jack Molmud with
$1,000 scholarships each. There will also be food, guest speakers, games, music
and more!

Your ticket includes:

- A taco plate with rice and beans and aguas frescas from Chicano Soul Food
- Entry into our LoterĂ­a (Mexican bingo) games for prizes from Border X Brewing,
Barrio Dogg, Hola Swim, a beach cruiser bike, and more!
- A Guided tour of the Centro Cultural De La Raza
- A professional headshot
- Keynote speakers Brian De Los Santos, digital strategist from the Desert Sun,
and Esmeralda Bermudez, of the Los Angeles Times
- Networking opportunities and more!

Part of the ticket price goes back into funding next years scholarship.
Please email for student and NAHJ member
discount code.

When: Saturday, May 11, 2019 at 2:00 P.M.
Where: Centro Cultural de la Raza  - 2004 Park Boulevard San Diego, CA 92101

Tuesday, April 9, 2019

Join us for our Spring 2019 mixer

Hola, everyone

Please join us at our upcoming Spring mixer this Thursday, April 18 at Attitude
Brewing in Barrio Logan, where we will update you on chapter news and be
playing loterĂ­a for awesome prizes!  You will also have the opportunity to network
with other local media professionals, sign up or renew your chapter membership
status, and make a donation to our 2019 scholarship drive (if you haven't already
made yours).

If interested, you can RSVP on our Facebook event page. All are welcome to join.

When: Thursday, April 18 from 6 p.m. through 9 p.m.

Where: Attitude Brewing - 1985 National Ave. Ste 1115, San Diego, CA 92113
(On the corner with National Avenue)

Wednesday, April 3, 2019

We have reached our 2019 scholarship fundraiser goal!

We did it! Thanks to the support of our donors, we have met our $2000 goal for
this year’s scholarship drive!

With your generous donations, we will be able to award scholarships to
outstanding local journalism students at our upcoming awards luncheon.

While we have met our initial goal, donations on our GoFundMe are still open.
All future donations will be going go toward sending a deserving student to
the 2019 Excellence in Journalism conference in San Antonio.

Friday, January 11, 2019

First 2019 Mixer

Hola members and friends! Hope everyone is having a productive start to their new year!

We want to invite you all to our first networking mixer of 2019, "Cafecito and News."
We will be informing you all on upcoming chapter events, renewing and signing up new members, and sharing industry information.
Please RSVP at to our free event if you plan on attending. Gracias!
First 2019 mixer of 2019
NAHJ members and journalism colleagues  and PR friends
Dia Del Cafe, 2873 Adams Ave A, San Diego, CA 92116
Saturday, Jan. 19 at 10 a.m.
FREE just RSVP at