More than 1,000 journalists and many others are expected to converge in the Alamo City for the National Association of Hispanic Journalists annual convention, a three-day gathering Aug. 7-9 where a number of cutting edge issues are being discussed.
The conventions opening plenary session Thursday afternoon at 4:30p will focus on the current crisis of unaccompanied minors on the U.S.-Mexico border. U.S. Rep. Joaquín Castro will be on hand to speak about the legislative and policy implications of the current immigration debate. Immigration activist José Antonio Vargas will present his film, Documented, on Saturday afternoon at 3:45p.
Former San Antonio Mayor Julián Castro, newly installed as Secretary of the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development, will return to his hometown to speak at NAHJs Hall of Fame Gala which begins on Saturday night at 8p. NAHJ also celebrates 30 years, and its founding members will be inducted into the organizations journalism Hall of Fame.
The conference will also include a discussion with leading media executives on diversity in the media, a news management training program, a look at investigative journalism techniques, and the growth of Spanish-language media, among other timely topics.
The NAHJ will also hold a press conference on Friday at 11:30a to discuss an agreement between the group and the National Association of Black Journalists (NABJ) to hold a joint convention in 2016.
For more information on the 2014 NAHJ Convention, click here: http://nahjconvention.org/
All sessions are open to the press.
¡NAHJ 30: AYER, AHORA, ADELANTE!
The National Association of Hispanic Journalists (NAHJ) is dedicated to the recognition and professional advancement of Hispanics in the news industry. Established in April 1984, NAHJ created a national voice and unified vision for all Hispanic journalists. NAHJ is governed by an 18-member board of directors that consists of executive officers and regional directors who represent geographic areas of the United States and the Caribbean. The national office is located in Washington, D.C. NAHJ has approximately 1,500 members, including working journalists, journalism students, other media-related professionals and journalism educators. For more information, visit www.nahj.org.