Journal-isms Round Table

What will motivate #Hispanic/#Latino voters to participate in the #midterm #elections (or any election)? Well, to start with, #diversity. It’s about representation. It’s also about both parties reflecting the community that they’re serving. I need to have a connection to the person that I’m going to elect to represent me. So if the candidate is…

365 Dias de Maria

El Centro de Periodismo Investigativo (CPI) hosts “365 DÍAS DE MARÍA”, a conference analyzing the devastating effects of the storm that continues to threaten the lives of thousands of people in #PuertoRico. Aún no presentan plan “A casi un año de María, el Departamento de Salud no ha presentado un plan integral de respuesta a…

Latino de Oro 🥇

Humbled to have won the Excellence In Media/Communications award at Latino de Oro 🏆!! Happy my family 👨‍👩‍👧‍👦 was with me to share in this GREAT night. (click on picture for video of acceptance speech) The Latino de Oro Awards is an annual event event produced by the Identidad Latina newspaper of Connecticut.

Celebrating AAJA18

Congrats to outgoing Asian American Journalists Association president Yvonne Leow and incoming president Michelle Ye Hee Lee!! GREAT representation of the Disney ABC Television Group at the Asian American Journalists Association National Conference in Houston. ESPN #HowardChen and #KTRK #MiyaShay emceed the event’s awards dinner where former ABC News cameraman Yasutsune “Tony” Hirashiki received the…

NAHJ 2018

I leave #NAHJ18 #Miami with a full ❤️ It is a privilege to be the first person to serve as president of the National Association of Hispanic Journalists for a second term. Congratulations to immediate past president Brandon Benavides, the Board, Alberto B Mendoza and staff, the dozens of volunteers, sponsors and of course members…

The Griots Guide: State of the Media Industry

My advice to students of the prestigious T. Howard Foundation promoting workplace diversity and inclusion through internships: Embrace being the only one or one of a few in the room. Leverage being a bridge builder educating others about the importance of diverse communities in expanding corporate culture and with it business imperatives. Grateful to have…