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PROGRAMA DE LA CONVENCIÓN • 27MA CONVENCIÓN ANUAL DE LA NAHJ Y LA EXPOSICION SOBRE CARRERAS EN LOS MEDIOS DE COMUNICACIÓN • SAN JUAN, PUERTO RICO

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TA B L E O F C O N T E N T S
Welcome Message from NAHJ President ..........................................................................................................................................2 Welcome Message from the Governor of Puerto Rico ......................................................................................................................5 Welcome Message from the Mayor of San Juan ..............................................................................................................................7 Mission of NAHJ ..............................................................................................................................................................................9 Convention Committees.................................................................................................................................................................11 Board of Directors ..........................................................................................................................................................................13 Staff/Acknowledgements................................................................................................................................................................15 Parity Project ..................................................................................................................................................................................16 Convention Sponsors .....................................................................................................................................................................21 Lifetime Members...........................................................................................................................................................................22 Hall of Fame Inductees ...................................................................................................................................................................24 NAHJ Highlights .............................................................................................................................................................................29 Why NAHJ Exists ............................................................................................................................................................................30 Noche de San Juan.........................................................................................................................................................................31 Student Projects .............................................................................................................................................................................32 Student Campus ............................................................................................................................................................................33 Schedule at a Glance, Transportation Information ..........................................................................................................................35 CyberLab@NAHJ Schedule..............................................................................................................................................................36 Ñ Media Training Series Schedule ...................................................................................................................................................39 Special Events.................................................................................................................................................................................42 Convention Programming...............................................................................................................................................................45

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WELCOME MESSAGE FROM NAHJ PRESIDENT
The past year has been nothing short of tumultuous. We have lived it, many surviving in our jobs but wondering about our professional longevities. And too many have lost their jobs, wondering whether the news industry still has a place for them. We meet this year dedicated more than ever to the proposition that the industry must have a place for Latino journalists. This proposition, however, is under assault. In a climate of layoffs, buyouts and general retrenchment, we simply cannot rely on the industry to operate in its own self interest when it comes to diversity and on other fronts. Indeed, we never could rely too heavily on this, as annual industry census figures have revealed. So, this year’s conference is also dedicated to the proposition that self help under the current circumstances is the best help. It is why the conference’s theme is “Evolve. Embrace. Reinvent.” It is why, more than ever before, much of this year’s programming is based on giving our members the multimedia and technological training they need to keep their jobs or find new ones if they’ve lost jobs. The bilingual and bicultural expertise that Latino journalists offer will always be a valuable commodity; particularly since ours is the fastest growing segment of the population. This has been the added benefit of hiring Latino journalists. I say “added” because skill for skill, we have never taken a back seat to any other journalist. But this conference is about helping our members become even more competitive in an era in which some skills will simply be more valued than others. Welcome to San Juan. Please—as you evolve, embrace and reinvent—have a good time, too. More important, learn.

O. Ricardo Pimentel President, National Association of Hispanic Journalists, Editorial Page Editor, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel

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MESSAGE FROM THE MAYOR OF SAN JUAN HON. JORGE A. SANTINI PADILLA DUE TO THE CELEBRATION OF THE TWENTIETH SEVENTH ANNUAL CONVENTION OF THE NATIONAL ASSOCIATION OF HISPANIC JOURNALISTS
Together with the citizens of San Juan, I cordially welcome you to the Capital City of the Island of Puerto Rico. As Puerto Ricans and “Sanjuaneros”, we are honored to host the 27th annual Convention of the National Association of Hispanic Journalists. We have witnessed the growth of the Hispanic influence in the American political, social and economic way of life during the past decades. NAHJ has assumed an important role during this period of change, especially since it has been instrumental in providing innovative tools to its members so then can take hold of current journalistic trends affecting our whole world, something I truly and wholly appreciate. Of course, keep in mind that when your journalistic duty is over, you are invited to join the unique adventures San Juan has to offer. We invite you to explore the rich cultural experiences, such as the Fiesta San Juan Bautista, our entertainment venues and our centenary traditions, such as Old San Juan. But above all, take a break to meet our hospitable and friendly “Sanjuaneros”. Have fun! Cordially,

Jorge A. Santini Padilla

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THE MISSION OF NAHJ
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 the National Press Building in Washington, D.C. NAHJ has approximately 2,300 members, including working journalists, journalism students, other media-related professionals and journalism educators. The goals of the association are: 1. To organize and provide mutual support for Hispanics involved in the gathering or dissemination of news. 2. To encourage and support the study and practice of journalism and communications by Hispanics. 3. To foster and promote a fair treatment of Hispanics by the media. 4. To further the employment and career development of Hispanics in the media. 5. To foster a greater understanding of Hispanic media professionals’ special cultural identity, interests, and concerns. NAHJ is constantly adding to its list of exciting programs. They include: • Regional workshops and seminars • National Convention and Career Expo • Mid-career and professional development programs • Online job bank • Journalism awards • Internship and fellowship listings • Student journalism workshops • Newsletter • Scholarships For more information, call the national office at (202) 6627145 or email nahj@nahj.org . NAHJ welcomes your support and participation. The future of our association lies in the efforts and achievements of our members.

LA INFORMATIVE DE LA NAHJ
La Asociación Nacional de Periodistas Hispanos (NAHJ) se dedica al reconocimiento y al desarrollo profesional de los hispanos en la prensa. Fundada en abril del 1984, la NAHJ constituye una voz a nivel nacional y una visión unida para todos los periodistas hispanos. La NAHJ está regida por una junta directiva de 18 miembros, compuesta por oficiales ejecutivos y directores regionales que representan zonas geográficas de los Estados Unidos y del Caribe. Su sede se encuentra en el Edificio Nacional de Prensa, en Washington, D.C. La NAHJ cuenta con unos 2,300 miembros, incluyendo periodistas activos, estudiantes de periodismo, académicos y otros profesionales relacionados con los medios de comunicación. Las metas de la NAHJ son: 1. Organizar y proveer una red de apoyo mutuo a los periodistas hispanos dedicados a la recopilación y a la diseminación de noticias. 2. Fomentar y apoyar entre los hispanos el estudio y el desempeño del periodismo y de la comunicación. 3. Impulsar y promover el trato justo de los hispanos en los medios de información. 4. Promover el empleo y el desarrollo profesional de los hispanos en los medios de difusión. 5. Fomentar un entendimiento mayor de la identidad cultural, los intereses y las preocupaciones de los profesionales hispanos que trabajan en los medios. La NAHJ está expandiendo sus programas y servicios constantemente, entre los que se destacan: • Una convención nacional y una feria de empleo • Programas de capacitatión profesional • El Proyecto Paridad, el cual busca concentrar esfuerzos en cierta ciudades seleccionadas para incrementar la presencia y la influencia de los hispanos en las redacciones y los noticieros • Servicios exclusivos en la red para los afiliados para impulsar sus carreras periodísticas • Becas, talleres de entrenamiento, y pasantías para estudiantes de periodismo • Talleres y seminarios regionales • Galardones para premiar la excelencia periodística y el servicio al público • Pasantías y becas postgrado Para más información acerca de la NAHJ, favor de comunicarse al 202-662-7145 ó envíe un email a nahj@nahj.org. La NAHJ le agradece su apoyo y participación. El futuro de nuestra organización depende de los esfuerzos y de los logros de nuestros afiliados.

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CONVENTION COMMITEES
PROGRAMMING CO-CHAIRS Francis Robles, Miami Herald Nancy San Martín, Miami Herald BROADCAST TRACK LEADER Susan Soltero, Univisión, Puerto Rico PRINT TRACK LEADER Ruth Merino, El Nuevo Día, San Juan NEW MEDIA TRACK LEADERS Robert Hernandez, USC Annenberg School of Journalism Hiram Enriquez, Webbmedia Group Joe Ruiz, KSAT.com, San Antonio PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT TRACK LEADER Elizabeth Aguilera, The Denver Post YOUNG JOURNALISTS TRACK LEADERS Cristina Fernández Barreto, El Nuevo Día Natalia Bonilla, University of Puerto Rico SPANISH LANGUAGE TRACK LEADERS Veronica Villafañe, Independent Producer, Los Angeles Rafael Prieto, Mi Gente, Charlotte, NC Rafael Matos, Puerto Rico Daily Sun PHOTOGRAPHY TRACK LEADER Marcio J. Sanchez, Associated Press, San Francisco HOT TOPICS TRACK LEADER Evelyn Hernández, New York City Health and Hospital Corporation PHOTO/VIDEO TRACK LEADER Miguel Rosa, WIPR Canal 6, San Juan VISUAL JOURNALISM TRACK LEADER Elio Leturia, Columbia College, Chicago MANAGEMENT TRACK LEADER Marilyn Garateix, St. Petersburg Times

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NAHJ BOARD OF DIRECTORS
O. Ricardo Pimentel President Editorial Page Editor Milwaukee Journal Sentinel Patricio Espinoza Spanish Language AtLarge Officer Independent Producer, Journalist, News Executive Ybeth Bruzual Region 4 Director Anchor Central Florida News 13

Hugo Balta Vice President, Broadcast Vice President of News, News Director WNJU Telemundo 47

Robert Hernandez Online At-Large Officer Assistant Professor of Professional Practice, USC Annenberg School of Journalism

Gustavo Reveles Acosta Region 5 Director Reporter El Paso Times

Elizabeth Zavala Vice President, Print Reporter Fort Worth Star-Telegram

America Arias Student Representative President, California State University, Fullerton SPJ Chapter

Fernando Diaz Region 6 Director Community Manager for News & Opinion Chicago Now Project

Dino Chiecchi Financial Officer Hispanic Publications Editor San Antonio Express-News

Miguel Angel Rosa Region 1 Director Camarografo/Editor WIPR Canal 6 Noticias

Elizabeth Aguilera Region 7 Director Business Reporter The Denver Post

Veronica Garcia Secretary

Diego Ribadeneira Region 2 Director Asst. Metro Editor The New York Times

Geraldine M. Berrios Region 8 Director

Brandon Benavides General At-Large Officer News Producer KSTP-TV 5/Eyewitness News

Regina Medina Region 3 Director Reporter Philadelphia Daily News

Rafael A. Olmeda Ex-Officio West Editor South Florida Sun-Sentinel

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N A H J S TA F F
Iván Román .....................................................................................................Executive Director Azuree Salazar...........................................................................................Development Director Kevin Olivas ...............................................................................................Parity Project Director Michele Gonzalez .................Parity Project Associate Director (Southwest), Convention Manager Yaneth Guillen-Diaz........................................................................................Executive Assistant Paulo Luizaga .................................................................Membership and Chapters Coordinator Leo Yépez ...................................................................Exhibit and Sales Advertising Coordinator Marina Giovannelli.......................................Communications Coordinator, Program Book Editor Erwin Diaz .......................................................................................................Program Assistant

ACKNOWLEDGEMENTS
Program Book Design and Layout .........................................................Paul Fisher, Fisher Design Convention Logo Design ....................................................................................Susana Sanchez Printing ...................................................................................................................El Nuevo Día

F U T U R E C O N V E N T I O N D AT E S
2010 - 28th Annual NAHJ Convention................................................Denver, June 23-26, 2010

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W H AT I S T H E PA R I T Y P R O J E C T ?
NAHJ’s Parity Project serves as a model for the entire media industry when it comes to improving newsroom diversity and coverage of, as well as interaction with, diverse communities, specifically Latinos. These goals are accomplished through several holistic methods: town hall meetings, newsroom cultural awareness sessions, online surveys to gauge opinions of both the news staff and Hispanic community leaders on coverage of Latinos, community advisory committees and establishing a “pipeline” of Latino journalism talent through schools.

The Chicago-based McCormick Foundation is the Parity Project’s major funder.

three years. KNXV joined the Parity Project in March 2006. • The number of Latino journalists working at WPTV NewsChannel 5, the Scripps-owned ABC affiliate in West Palm Beach, Florida, has almost doubled since the Parity Project was launched there in April 2006. • Following the launch of the Parity Project at the Salt Lake Tribune in April 2006, the percentage of fulltime Latino journalists at that paper has almost doubled. • Since joining the Parity Project in December 2003, the San Angelo Standard-Times in Texas has hired a Latino editor and its first-ever Latina photographer. OTHER ACCOMPLISHMENTS: • Launch of new Parity Project Web site at: www.parityproject.org. A grant from the Oklahoma City-based Ethics and Excellence in Journalism Foundation made this site possible. Among other things, this site will: Highlight achievements of the Parity Project. Provide a “how-to” guide for community leaders of color in areas throughout the U.S. on how they can get their local media to adopt the principles of this program. Spotlight work done by diverse journalists.

KEY STATISTICS ABOUT NAHJ’S PARITY PROJECT: • Date Parity Project launched: April 2003 • Companies currently in the Parity Project: 24 (19 newspapers, 4 television stations, National Public Radio) • Project launches: 24 • Full-time Latino journalists employed at participating companies when Parity Project started: 166 • Number hired since Parity Project began: 189 • Number for whom this was their first professional full-time newsroom job: 34 • Number of part-time journalists and interns hired through Parity Project: 54 BEST PERFORMING COMPANIES: • Number of full-time Latino journalists at KNXV ABC 15 TV (owned by the E.W. Scripps Company) in Phoenix has tripled in

• After a follow-up Parity Project town hall with the Orlando Sentinel in Sept. 2008, the paper launched its HispanoSphere blog at: http://blogs.orlandosentinel.com/ne ws_hispanicaffairs. This site covers stories about Latinos in the U.S. and throughout Latin America, reflecting the diversity of the Hispanic population in Florida. • The Corpus Christi Caller-Times newspaper in south Texas is cited as one of only two local newspapers “getting it right” in covering its own region online by the Northwestern University Media Management Center’s Readership Institute. CallerTimes’ editor Libby Averyt attributes NAHJ’s Parity Project with helping the newsroom to create stronger ties with its community. • Parity Project plays a role in helping the Phoenix-based Los Abogados group of attorneys to use NAHJ’s March 2006 news release on accurate use of terms in referring to un-documented people. This group has used the release as the basis for arguing to Arizona’s State Supreme Court that similar terms should be used in the state’s court system. A Los Abogados representative had attended a follow-up Parity Project town hall with Phoenix TV station KNXV ABC 15.

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WHAT PEOPLE ARE SAYING ABOUT THE PARITY PROJECT: “The NAHJ Parity Project has been a godsend to Corpus Christi. It is through NAHJ’s mentorship, support and dialogue building that our community has made significant strides in advancing the wellbeing of all our citizens. NAHJ has helped the Caller-Times construct a positive awareness of the Hispanics in Corpus Christi by providing training sessions promoting the history and culture of our Latino roots and helping newspaper personnel understand the needs in our community.” — Nancy Vera, educator and member of the Corpus Christi Caller-Times/Parity Project Community Advisory Committee. “Whether through the incredible experience of holding that well-attended town hall in our studios or by way of the Hispanic Community Advisory Panel that we are about to launch, there’s one thing that is certain and that is that ABC 15 News has a much better sense of how to better connect with our Hispanic audience.” — Joe Hengemuehler, news director, KNXV ABC 15 in Phoenix “Frankly, the strongest message from the community was not to be treated differently, that their concerns/ aspirations/dreams where the same as others and a story of interest to the general community would be of interest to the Hispanic community. Some benefits include committee members suggesting more coverage in Spanish in our annual hurricane guide, providing good background/perspective/contacts for pending Fidel Castro obit coverage, reminding us about best practices when using terms to describe people and introducing us to new people who had stories to tell.” — Peter Roghaar, news director, WPTV NewsChannel 5 in West Palm Beach, Fla. on the station’s Parity Project Hispanic Community Advisory Committee PARITY PROJECT PARTNER MEDIA COMPANIES: As of June 2009, the media properties belonging to the seven parent companies in the Parity Project include: E.W. Scripps Company’s newspaper and broadcast divisions Landmark Communications, Inc. Lee Enterprises, Inc. Media General MediaNews Group, Inc. Tribune Company Viacom, Inc. In July 2004, National Public Radio became the first national news organization to join the Parity Project. Arizona: KNXV-TV ABC 15 (Phoenix) California: Hanford Sentinel Los Angeles Daily News Napa Valley Register North County Times (north San Diego County) Santa Maria Times Ventura County Star Colorado: Daily Camera (Boulder) KCNC-TV CBS 4 (Denver) Florida: Naples Daily News Orlando Sentinel Scripps Treasure Coast Newspapers The Tampa Tribune WFLA-TV News Channel 8 (Tampa) WPTV NewsChannel 5 (West Palm Beach) Texas: Abilene Reporter-News Corpus Christi Caller-Times San Angelo Standard-Times Times Record News (Wichita Falls) Utah: The Salt Lake Tribune Virginia: The Virginian-Pilot (Norfolk)

NAHJ Parity Project team: Kevin Olivas, NAHJ Parity Project Director e-mail: kolivas@nahj.org Michele Gonzalez, NAHJ Associate Parity Project Director e-mail: mgonzalez@nahj.org

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CONVENTION SPONSORS
NAHJ would like to recognize the generous support of our 2009 Convention Sponsors, without their support and participation this convention would not be possible.

¡Muchísimas Gracias!
FEATURE SPONSORS Official Airline of NAHJ Special Events

EDITORIAL SPONSORS El Nuevo Día FedEx The Walt Disney Company CORRESPONDENT SPONSORS Annie E. Casey Foundation CNN Coca-Cola ESPN Gannett Foundation Marketwire (Official Wire Sponsor) PBS Toyota Motor Sales, U.S.A. Univision Communications, Inc. BEAT SPONSORS Bloomberg LiUNA! Marketwire Official Wire Sponsor SCOOP SPONSOR The Washington Post In-kind support provided by: Computer Services and Support Inc. El Nuevo Día Ford Foundation John S. and James L. Knight Foundation Rones de Puerto Rico Universidad del Sagrado Corazón
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NAHJ LIFETIME MEMBERS
There are currently 148 Lifetime Members, including 4 individuals who have pledged to become Lifetime Members within the next year. Kathy Aaronson, The Sales Athlete Vicki Adame, United Farm Workers Elizabeth Aguilera, The Denver Post Javier Aldape, E.W. Scripps Company Claudio Alvarez Dunn, Primera Hora (Puerto Rico) Cecilia Alvear, NBC Network News Alfredo Araiza, Arizona Daily Star Rogelio Aranda, The Charlotte Observer Rose Arce, CNN Gustavo Arroyo, California State Senate Jim Avila, ABC News Nancy Baca, former NAHJ president Gilbert Bailón, St. Louis Post-Dispatch Hugo Balta: WNJU Telemundo 47 (New York) Margarita Bauza, Detroit Free Press Geraldine Berrios, Los Angeles Daily News Mary Kay Blake, The Freedom Forum Frank Blethen, The Seattle Times Ray Bradford, American Federation of Television and Radio Artists Ybeth Bruzual, Central Florida News 13 - Telemundo Gloria Campos Brown, WFAA-TV (Dallas) Romeo Cantu, KGBT-TV (Harlingen, TX) Alfredo Carbajal-Madrid, Al Día (Dallas) Jose Carreño, El Universal (Mexico City) Dora Casanova de Toro, La Prensa (Longwood, Florida) Nelson Castillo, Ivener & Fullmer, LLP David Cazares, South Florida Sun-Sentinel Sergio Chapa, KGBT-TV (Rio Grande Valley,Tx) Gary Clark, The Denver Post Angela Clemmons, The Denver Post Yamila Constantino-Méndez, Bloomberg Peter Copeland, Scripps Media Center Alfredo Corchado, The Dallas Morning News Christopher Crommett, CNN en Español Luis Cruz, KVBC-TV (Las Vegas) Carolyn Curiel, The New York Times Alicia De Jong-Davis, George de Lama, Chicago Tribune Manuel De La Rosa, KIII-TV (Corpus Christi, TX) Araceli De Leon, KWHY-TV (Glendale, CA) Frank del Olmo, Sam Diaz, Sutherland Gold Group Celeste Diaz Ferraro, Puerto Rico Federal Affairs Administration Lou Dobbs, CNN Charles Ericksen, Hispanic Link News Service Victor Escobedo, Cortazar (Fairfield, CA) Cathleen Farrell, Page One Media Michele Fazekas, NBC Luis Alberto Ferre Rangel, El Nuevo Día (Puerto Rico) Angelo Figueroa, TuCiudad (Port Orange, Florida) Veronica Flores, San Antonio Express-News Juan Forero, National Public Radio 22 Diana Fuentes, Laredo Morning Times Tania Fuentez, The Associated Press Ernie Garcia, The Journal News Veronica Garcia, Los Angeles Times Eldra Gillman, CBS Corporation Frank Gómez, Educational Testing Service Raymond Gomez, KGNS-TV (Laredo, TX) Vince Gonzales, Juan Gonzalez, New York Daily News Joe Grimm, Detroit Free Press Liza Gross, The Miami Herald Hernan Guaracao-Calderon, Al Día (Philadelphia) Felix Gutierrez, USC Annenberg School of Journalism Evelyn Hernandez, Director of Media Relations, New York City Health and Hospitals Joanna Hernandez, The New York Times Regional Media Group Jodi Hernandez, KNTV/NBC 11 (San Jose, CA) Robert Hernandez, USC Annenberg School of Journalism Jorge Hidalgo, Telemundo Jonathan Higuera, Arizona State University Cronkite School of Journalism Marina Hinestrosa, County of Santa Clara Claudia Hinojosa, KXTX Telemundo 39 (Dallas) Mark Hinojosa, Chicago Tribune Alberto Ibargüen, John S. and James L. Knight Foundation Maite Junco, New York Daily News Elio Leturia, Columbia College Chicago Michael Limón, Salt Lake Tribune Jacqueline Llamas Espinoza, KWHY-KVEA Telemundo (Los Angeles) Anna Lopez, The National GEM Consortium (Dallas, TX) Delton Lowery, The Fresno Bee Ruben Luna, The Detroit News Lavonne Luquis Edna Málaga, KSWT-TV CBS 13 (Yuma, AZ) Tony Marcano, National Public Radio Regina Medina, Philadelphia Daily News Mekahlo Medina, KNBC-TV NBC 4 (Los Angeles) Ruth Merino, El Nuevo Día (Puerto Rico) Oralia Michel, OMAGEN Inc. Marketing & Public Relations Walter Middlebrook, The Detroit News Steve Montiel, Institute for Justice and Journalism Antonio Mora, WFOR-TV (Miami) Frank Moraga, Ventura County Star/Mi Estrella Ibra Morales, Telemundo Station Group Rosa Morales, Michigan State University School of Journalism Sylvia Moreno, The Washington Post Mireya Navarro, The New York Times Edna Negrón, The Ramapo College of New Jersey Soledad O’Brien, CNN Rafael Olmeda, South Florida Sun-Sentinel
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Larry Olmstead, Leading Edge Associates Ralph Ortega, Star-Ledger Edgar Ortega-Barrales, Bloomberg News Maria Padilla, Freelance Writer Minerva Perez, Minerva Perez Media LLC O. Ricardo Pimentel, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel Gary Piña, Fort Worth Star-Telegram David Plazas, The News-Press (Ft. Myers, FL) Fernando Quintero, Orlando Sentinel John Quiñones, ABC News Max Ramirez, Max Ramirez Photography George Ramos, Cal Poly San Luis Obispo Eli Reyes, Newsday Diego Ribadeneira, The New York Times Denice Rios, Robert Rivard, San Antonio Express-News Elaine Rivera, WNYC Radio Geraldo Rivera, Fox News Channel Frances Robles, The Miami Herald Cindy Rodriguez, The Detroit News Rick Rodriguez, Arizona State University Iván Román, National Association of Hispanic Journalists Rossana Rosado, El Diario/La Prensa Albor Ruiz, New York Daily News Inez Russell, The New Mexican Michele Salcedo, South Florida Sun-Sentinel Maria Elena Salinas, Univision Network Nancy San Martin, The Miami Herald Evelyn Santa Cruz-Tipacti, Puerto Rico Newswire Roberto Santiago, The Miami Herald Fernanda Santos, The New York Times Clemson Smith Muñiz, Smith Muñiz Productions, Inc. Dianne Solís, Dallas Morning News Sheila Solomon, Chicago Tribune Alicia Sotomayor Ernest Sotomayor, Columbia University Graduate School of Journalism Rafael Suarez, The News Hour with Jim Lehrer Arthur Ochs Sulzberger, Jr., The New York Times John Temple, Rocky Mountain News Mercedes Torres, CNN Larry King Live George Vazquez Ricardo Vazquez, University of California Verónica Villafañe, Independent Producer Roberto Vizcón, GENTV (Miami) Xochitl Yañez, State Farm Insurance Jeorge Zarazua, San Antonio Express-News Elizabeth Zavala, Fort Worth Star Telegram

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H A L L O F FA M E I N D U C T E E S
Geraldo Rivera Host “Geraldo at Large”, Fox News Channel One of the most enduring figures in television news, Geraldo Rivera is an award-winning reporter, commentator, author and currently senior correspondent and host of “Geraldo at Large” on FOX News Channel (FNC). Rivera joined Fox News as a war correspondent in November 2001 and was immediately assigned to Afghanistan to cover Operation Enduring Freedom and later to Bethlehem to cover the Israeli Palestinian conflict; Iraq, Colombia, Pakistan, Sudan and Somalia followed. Domestically, he covered the collapse of the Minneapolis Bridge, the California wildfires and most memorably, the aftermath of Hurricane Katrina. Rivera began his career as a reporter for WABC-TV in New York where he presented a series exposing the deplorable conditions at the Willowbrook State School for the mentally ill. These awardwinning reports led to a government investigation and the institution was eventually shut down. Before becoming a member of the original cast of ABC’s “Good Morning America,” Rivera presented the first television broadcast of the infamous Abraham Zapruder film of the assassination of President John Kennedy as host of ABC’s “Good Night America.” He then began an eight-year association with ABC’s “20/20” as an investigative reporter. One of his hour-long reports, “The Elvis Cover-Up” was for more than two decades “20/20’s” highest rated shows. In 1987, Geraldo began producing and hosting “The Geraldo Rivera Show” for 11 years. The winner of the 2000 Robert F. Kennedy journalism award (his third) for his NBC News documentary “Women In Prison,” and the Scripps Howard Foundation national journalism award for “Back to Bedlam,” Rivera has received more than 170 awards for journalism, including the prestigious George Foster Peabody Award, three national and seven local Emmys, two ColumbiaDupont and two additional Scripps Howard Journalism Awards. An attorney, Rivera is a graduate of the University of Arizona and Brooklyn Law School and is the author of seven books, most recently, “His Panic, Why Americans Fear Hispanics in the U.S.” (CELEBRA 2008). Ysabel Durón Anchor, “Weekend Morning News”, KRON Channel 4, San Francisco Ysabel Durón is an award-winning journalist with almost 38 years in television news broadcasting. Durón has anchored KRON 4’s “Weekend Morning News” in San Francisco for the past 17 years. She was one of the first Latinas to work in mainstream television, breaking through in 1970 in the San Francisco Bay Area in what was mostly a white male domain. As a journalist, Durón has won recognition nationally and regionally with two Emmy’s, a John Swett Award from the California Teachers Association and another from the Society for Professional Journalists. She’s an inductee of the Silver Circle in the National Academy of Television Arts and Sciences for over 25 years of meritorious work in journalism. As a Latina, she has been a role model to and influenced many young Latinas; been named both a Latina Pioneer by the La Raza Media Association of the Bay Area, and received a Living Legacy Award from the Chicana-Latina Foundation of San Francisco. She is featured in a new book, “Building the Latino Future, Success Stories for the Next Generation” by Frank Carbajal. Throughout her career, Durón has turned the spotlight on Latino issues including culture, political battles, educational challenges, health needs and labor conflicts. Her own 1998 battle with cancer was turned into an awardwinning series that touched on treatment, support and research issues. As a result she created a nonprofit, Latinas Contra Cancer. The agency celebrated 5 years of survivorship in May 2008 with its 5th Annual Mother’s Day Walk Against Cancer. LCC offers a Spanish language support group as well as case management, educational workshops and a bilingual resource website. In June 2007, Durón was named one of the 100 Latino Influentials in Silicon Valley and voted the number one Latino Influential in the media. In February 2008, she was selected as one of the 80 Women of Influence in Silicon Valley by the Silicon Valley Business Journal and National Association of Women Business Owners. She was presented with the Girl’s Scout’s highest honor, the Juliette Gordon Low Award in 2003 as well as the Janet Gray Hayes Award, named after the first woman mayor of San Jose, both for her community work and journalism career. In May 2008 she received the Francine Levien Activist Award by Zero Breast Cancer of Marin County, CA for her work in the Latina community around issues of cancer.
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H A L L O F FA M E I N D U C T E E
Juan Gonzales
Founder and Editor, El Tecolote, San Francisco With a career in journalism that dates back to 1970, Juan Gonzales is currently a Latino newspaper founder and an educator. As the founder and editor of El Tecolote, a biweekly, bilingual newspaper first published in 1970 in San Francisco’s Mission District, Gonzales has continued his goal to provide relevant coverage on the real issues that affect the neighborhood. Through El Tecolote, he has attempted to highlight the popular culture that exists in the Latino community, which often times is neglected by the local dailies. Since 1985, Gonzales has been the sole full-time instructor in the department of journalism at City College of San Francisco where he teaches four classes per semester and serves as department chair. He also serves as adviser to the awardwinning campus newspaper, The Guardsman. Currently, Gonzales is also president of Acción Latina, a nonprofit Mission District organization that provides educational and cultural services to Latinos. Through his association with Acción Latina, he founded in 1980 Encuentro del Canto Popular, a yearly Latin American folk music festival held in the Mission District. Additionally, Gonzales is director of the Voices for Justice Project that is documenting the history of the Latino press in the U.S. by producing a film, book and website. In 2000, El Tecolote celebrates its 30th anniversary. For those years of service the Society of Professional Journalists honored Gonzales with its “Distinguished Service Award.” Similarly in that year, ABC’s KGO-TV honored him with a “Heroes of Excellence” award.

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From 1998-2000, Gonzales served as Northern California president of the Journalism Association of Community Colleges. In 1983 Gonzales was honored by the National Association of Third World Journalists for distinguished service to the Latino community. At one time, Gonzales was a full-time general assignment reporter for United Press International’s San Francisco bureau (1970) and Associated Press’s San Francisco bureau (1985). In 1970 Gonzales founded a publishing collective called Espina del Norte Publishing. Four years later, he was awarded the Carey McWilliams Medal for publishing service to the Latino community. Gonzales has also been a contributing writer for Quill, In These Times, The San Joaquin Progressor, and Nuestro. He also co-published the book “Strike,” a documentary of the student strike at San Francisco State that took place from 1968-1970. Gonzales has an AA degree in journalism from San Joaquin Delta College in Stockton, Calif., a BA degree in journalism from San Francisco State University, and an MA degree in mass communications from Stanford University. 2 0 0 6 HO N OR E E S • María Elena Salinas, founding member of NAHJ, veteran anchor of Noticiero Univisión • Henry Alfaro, one of the first Mexican-American TV reporters who went on to work for 35 years at ABC7 in Los Angeles 2 0 0 5 HO N OR E E • Gerald Garcia, Jr., founding member and first president of NAHJ 2 0 0 4 HO N OR E E • Ignacio E. Lozano, Sr., founder, La Opinión 2 0 0 3 HO N OR E E S • Dr. Mary Adelaide Gardner, former professor of journalism at Michigan State University, journalism scholar • Albor Ruiz, columnist, New York Daily News 2 • • • • 0 0 2 HO N OR E E S Paul Espinosa, independent producer, writer and director Félix Gutiérrez, author, educator and activist Frank del Olmo, former associate editor, Los Angeles Times Frank O. Sotomayor, assistant METPRO director and hiring editor, Los Angeles Times

ABOUT THE NAHJ HALL OF FAME
Created in 2000, NAHJ’s Hall of Fame is reserved for journalists and industry pioneers whose national or local efforts have resulted in a greater number of Latinos entering the journalism profession or have helped to improve news coverage of the nation’s Latino community.

2 0 0 8 HO N OR E E S • Juan Gonzalez, columnist, New York Daily News, former NAHJ president • Maggie Rivas-Rodriguez, professor, University of Texas at Austin, media activist • Francisco P. Ramirez, founder of El Clamor Público in Los Angeles 2 0 0 7 HO N OR E E S • Cecilia Alvear, former NAHJ president, retired NBC producer • Rigo Chacón, three-time Emmy winner, former reporter for 29 years with KGO-TV in San Francisco • George Ramos, three-time Pulitzer Prize winning reporter with the Los Angeles Times, chair of the Cal Poly Journalism Department

2 0 0 1 HO N OR E E S • Charlie Ericksen, founder of Hispanic Link News Service • Edith Sayre Auslander, former reporter and editor at the Arizona Daily Star, former professor at the University of Arizona • Peter Moraga, a pioneer in radio journalism in California and Arizona 2 0 0 0 HO N OR E E S • Rubén Salazar, former columnist, Los Angeles Times, former news director at KMEX • Elma Barrera, reporter for ABC’s Channel 13, first Hispanic female reporter in the Houston market in 1972 • Sylvan Rodríguez, former anchor at KHOU-TV 11 in Houston

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SAVE THE DATE 28TH ANNUAL NAHJ CONVENTION DENVER, COLORADO JUNE 23-26, 2010

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2008-2009 NAHJ HIGHLIGHTS
San Juan Convention
NAHJ has turned its 27th Annual NAHJ Convention and Media & Career Expo in San Juan, Puerto Rico into a true multimedia journalism experience. Thirty-three sessions – more than half of the convention’s offerings – are multimedia skills training or multimedia related sessions to help its members remain in journalism, offer resources to do journalism on their own, and become more marketable in this changing media landscape. Whether it is in the regular sessions, the ñ Media Training Series (four- or eight-hour training sessions), or the new CyberLabs@NAHJ, attendees are sure to come away with the training and advice they need to reinvent themselves and remain leaders in journalism. NAHJ has secured $100,000 in grants from the John S. and James L. Knight Foundation and The Ford Foundation to provide convention registration, travel and lodging for 76 journalists and students to attend the multimedia journalism-focused convention in San Juan, Puerto Rico. Those selected for assistance included journalists who had been laid-off within the last 18 months, journalists working in Spanish-language media, recent graduates, and those still employed or underemployed who need the skills training to remain competitive. NAHJ also offered partial convention assistance to another 30 journalists.

Parity Project
NAHJ received a $150,000 grant to continue to work of the Parity Project during the 2009 year from the McCormick Foundation, a longtime supporter of the project aimed at increasing the number of Latinos in newsrooms, training all journalists how to cover communities of color, and getting the Latino community involved in media literacy and advocating for fair coverage. Northwestern University’s Medill Graduate School of Journalism recognized Parity Project Partner Corpus Christi Caller-Times in Texas as one of only two newspapers that "get it right" when it comes to covering local communities online. The editor of the paper credits the Parity Project with helping make that happen. NAHJ advised legal advocacy group Los Abogados in Phoenix in the summer of 2008. The collaboration defined appropriate and accurate terms when referring to undocumented people in legal documents. An appeal was also made to Arizona’s Supreme Court Chief Justice to adopt similar terms for the state’s legal proceedings.

Educational Programs
Scholarships. NAHJ awarded $91,000 in new scholarships in 2008 to 35 students pursing a career in journalism and paid out an additional $42,000 from continuing scholarships to 13 students. With the new awards, NAHJ has given out a total of more than $1.5 million in financial aid to more than 550 aspiring journalists since the Rubén Salazar Scholarship Fund began operating in 1987. Student Projects. NAHJ is bringing 40 students and 30 mentors to San Juan to conduct the first truly multimedia journalism-focused and converged training project in which all students will complete multimedia packages with all its elements while receiving training towards becoming a more well-versed backpack journalist with a variety of skills.

Professional Development
Professional Coaching Sessions. NAHJ paid for professional and life coaching sessions for 18 journalists who had been recently laid off and were reevaluating their careers or wished reinvent themselves. The journalists with anywhere from two to 23 years in the business, split up into three groups, attended four 60-to-90 minute coaching sessions as a group over a four-week period. The phone sessions helped journalists define where they were professionally, analyze who they are and where they want to go, define their individual skill sets and identify how they could translate their skills to get to the next step in their career. NAHJ Career Center. NAHJ launched its new online and more searchable and user-friendly Career Center in April 2009. Members can upload their resumes and view listings for jobs, fellowships and internships.

Media Advocacy
NAHJ signed on with a movement spearheaded by the nonprofit organization Free Press urging President-Elect Obama and the new Administration to fulfill its promises of an open media system where the Internet is open to all, connectivity is available to all and where media ownership and coverage is diverse and open to all. Obama's campaign promises include net neutrality, universal and affordable broadband access, and media ownership reform. President Obama also pledged to foster and strengthen "the next generation of public media." Very early on in the coverage in spring 2009, NAHJ called on the media to be fair and prudent when covering the spread of swine flu in the U.S. and around the world, and resist the portrayal of Mexican immigrants as scapegoats for the possible pandemic.

Multimedia
NAHJ has jumped into the world of social media with a splash! We are actively Twittering, we have launched our official networking site "La Plaza NAHJ" in conjunction with iHispano.com, we formed a NING site for the 2009 convention and we have a Facebook page with over 800 members, thanks to the initiative of some of our members. These multimedia efforts are aimed at allowing our members to leverage NAHJ’s network of motivated and dedicated journalists to reach their career goals.

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WHY NAHJ EXISTS
It has been almost four decades since social unrest resulted in riots by blacks and Hispanics in cities across the country in the summer of 1967. The Kerner commission, appointed by President Lyndon Johnson to investigate the root causes of the violence, criticized the media’s coverage of the riots and found that our nation’s all-white newsrooms contributed to the "white-black schism" in the country. It was a wake-up call for the news media. The commission called for increased representation of minority journalists in our nation’s newsrooms. In the 1970s, the print and broadcast industries began measuring the movement toward diversifying newsrooms. But progress, which had been slow to begin with, was basically reversed in the past two years amidst the dramatic economic and technological changes that are forcing the country to rethink and reshape journalism for years to come. Latinos and people of color remain underrepresented in newsrooms by alarming margins. Daily newspapers, for example, lost 5,900 newsroom jobs in 2008 and virtually wiped out the increases of journalists of color made over 10 years in the process. While one in three people in the United States is a person of color —African American, Asian American, Hispanic, Native American, or some combination thereof—journalists of color make up just 13.41 percent of all newsroom employees in daily newspapers, and 22 percent of those working at local English-language television stations. The Kerner commission warned that the lack of minority voices in newsrooms and in news coverage would have serious and negative consequences for our society. The words of caution are still relevant today, as our nation’s population becomes more diverse, with Latinos now the largest ethnic minority. By 2050, most Americans will be people of color. And by early next century, half of all U.S. residents will be of Hispanic descent. The warning becomes ever more urgent today as journalists, media activists, the private sector, foundations and the government struggle to find the new ways to financially support journalism crucial to our society’s well being. We are at a political, economic and technological crossroads that forces the U.S. to shape new media policies that will ensure broader and more equal access, promote minority ownership of media, and redefine and reestablish the goal of producing media in the public interest. Latino journalists and our community need to be part of that conversation and we stand ready to do so. This is why NAHJ’s mission remains critical to the future of our nation. Founded in 1984, NAHJ seeks to increase representation of Latinos in newsrooms and to improve coverage of the Latino community. Not content with the status quo, NAHJ has created bold new initiatives toward ensuring that the news media accurately inform the public about the country and the world we live in. We get more young Latinos into the business by offering more scholarships every year. We place more Latinos in newsrooms with the innovative Parity Project and with job placement and referral services. We raise our collective voice against distorted or unfair coverage to educate all about who Latinos are and the roles we play as friends, neighbors, competitors and leaders. We gather the resources to provide the multimedia journalism training and other kinds of training needed for Latino journalists to remain in journalism in a newsroom or on their own and to compete in a more uncertain marketplace. We get Latino community members in cities across the country to think critically about the media, realize its influence on their lives, and organize and inspire them to take the lead in advocating for fair coverage and media literacy. In essence, we position more Latinos to tell and fight for our stories and we educate more non-Latinos to include us in their words and images as an integral part of the multicultural and multilayered fabric of U.S. society. Only then can the news media cease to be a contributing factor to the racial, ethnic and social unrest that continues today, and that fails to educate those ill-informed people who commit violence against Muslims raising families according to their faith, against Mexicans waiting alongside the road for work, or against gay men who simply go out for a drink. Only then can the discrimination reinforced by distorted and unbalanced news reports be diminished, allowing all people to reach their potential and claim their rightful place in American society. NAHJ’s work is clearly needed as our multicultural society becomes ever more complex. Our children must learn to coexist and to foster the mutual respect essential to a peaceful democracy. With information, with images, we can—and often do—shape minds and change lives. With NAHJ’s work, we do so together.

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A DA R N O S E L C H A PUZ Ó N
NOCHE DE SAN JUAN
Por: Gingger Enid Correa-Angulo ¡Llegó el verano! Atrás quedaron los días de estudio y trabajo para darle la bienvenida a los días de sol, playa y arena. Todos marcan sus calendarios para no perderse las festividades y los festivales playeros m*s excitantes del verano. El primero en la lista....la Noche de San Juan. Por años, el pueblo puertorriqueño se ha zambullido en sus hermosas aguas cada 23 de junio en honor al patrón de la capital, San Juan Bautista. San Juan Bautista, se convirtió en el patrón de la capital en el año1521 cuando el descubridor de Puerto Rico, Cristóbal Colón, nombró a la isla “San Juan Bautista de Puerto Rico”. De acuerdo a la tradición, a las doce de la noche las aguas son bendecidas y adquieren poderes especiales como: poderes curativos, otorgación de la belleza, fertilidad en los animales, mejoramiento o adquisición de la fortuna, incremento en la producción de la agricultura y el alejamiento del mal. Es por esto, que miles asisten a las diferentes playas alrededor de la isla para darse el tan esperado chapuzón. Éste le da la bienvenida a la celebración del nacimiento del Santo Patrón el 24 de junio. Son cientos los puertorriqueños que buscan sus mejores trajes de baño, llenan sus neveras con las mejores sodas y cervezas, agarran sus carnes y barbacoas, o calderos repletos de arroz con pollo para dirigirse a su playa favorita. Desde tempranas horas de la mañana comienzan a llegar grandes y chicos en busca del mejor lugar para pasar el día. Los interminables chapuzones, los castillos de arena y los juegos de voleibol playero son parte del entretenimiento. Como buen puertorriqueño la música no puede faltar, así que los bailes al son de la salsa, el merengue ó el reggaetón, también forman parte del pasadía. Algunos balnearios públicos tienen festivales musicales en horas de la tarde que le brindan disfrute a los presentes durante la espera de la media noche. Cerca de las doce de la noche los presentes en las playas parecen simular un toque de queda, el cual anuncia el momento del esperado ritual. Las multitudes se mueven a la orilla de manera muy singular, de espaldas. Todos cifran sus esperanzas en la suerte que el chapuzón les traerá, pues tras éste también buscan su felicidad. Es entonces, cuando el reloj marca las doce que muchos se lanzan de espaldas al mar para despojarse de todo lo que les mortifica e incomoda. Algunos se lanzan tres, siete y hasta doce veces al agua (en coordinación con la hora del tradicional ritual) para su suerte cambiar. Así es que, después de un largo día de playa, la celebración en honor a San Juan Bautista culmina con una procesión y misa al día siguiente en la Catedral de la Capital.

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2009 STUDENT PROJECTS
STUDENT PROJECTS DESCRIPTION NAHJ is offering a converged media training project for college students at the convention. Thirty media professionals have been selected to run the intensive one-week project. Latinoreporterdigital.org will deliver constantly updated breaking news and information produced by the projects, which will operate as a single newsroom. Forty student journalists will get front-end training in the skills needed to create and distribute news and information in today’s changing environment. The students will focus on producing content for the interactive website, but will also produce a TV newscast, “El Noticiero” and radio podcasts, “Radio Ondas”, that will stream on-demand over the Web. Students will also produce two issues of a newspaper, The Latino Reporter, on Wednesday and Saturday. The project team will produce blogs, videos, slide shows and deliver news via mobile and social networking technologies, all while sharpening their journalistic skills. STUDENT PROJECT DIRECTORS Doug Mitchell, Project Manager, KnowledgeWebb.net Mekahlo Medina, Digital Anchor/Manager, KNBC (Los Angeles) STUDENT PROJECT SPONSORS Latino Reporter Digital CO-SPONSORED BY: ESPN The Latino Reporter/el reportero Latino SPONSORED BY: Ford Foundation El Noticiero CO-SPONSORED: Toyota Motor Sales, U.S.A., Inc. Radio Ondas CO-SPONSORED BY: Annie E. Casey Foundation Student Projects Reception SPONSORED BY: Univision Communications Inc. STUDENT PROJECT PARTICIPANTS Vanessa Abner, California State University, Northridge Alvand Abdolsalehi, University of Southern California Ely Acevedo, Universidad de Sagrado Corazon Lillian Agosto, Universidad de Puerto Rico Cristina Aguirre, Columbia Chicago Andrea Alemañy-Soto, Syracuse University Luciana Almeida, Emerson College Stephanie Alvarez, Universidad de Sagrado Corazon Gingger Correa-Angulo, Universidad de Puerto Rico Carolina Astrain, University of Missouri Daniel Belis, Pasadena City College Rafael Carranza, Arizona State University Andrea Castillo, Northwestern University Jessica Conner, University of Southern California Keyra Correa-Angulo, Universidad de Puerto Rico Arianna Davis, Penn State University Erika Flores, Arizona State University Erick Galindo, Cerritos College Jacqueline Guerrero, California State University, Northridge Jacqueline Guzman, California State University, Northridge Rachel Hooper, Temple University Marissa Lang, University of Maryland Kassandra Lau, University of Arizona Jesus Ledezma, University of Washington Adriana Gómez-Licón, University of Texas at El Paso Marta Loria, University of Miami Katherine Marquez, Universidad de Puerto Rico Marian Marval, Florida International University Antonia Mejia, Arizona State University Emmanuel Montilla, Universidad de Puerto Rico Adam Perez, University of Southern California Eliana Perez, University of California, Los Angeles Amanda Portillo, University of Arizona Stephanie Raposo, Penn State University Elizabeth Reed, University of Missouri Erik Reyna, University of Texas at Austin Louie Rodriguez, Humboldt State University Joanna Suarez, University of Miami Nassdja Valentin, Syracuse University

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STUDENT PROJECTS MENTORS Carlos Avila Gonzalez, Multimedia Journalist and Producer, San Francisco Chronicle Mario Barraza, Editor, KTVW Univisión (Phoenix) Adrian Baschuk, International Correspondent, Current TV Lita Beck, Local News Editor, NBCDFW.com Nick Calderone, Multi-Media Journalist, Reel Stories Liz Chavolla, Producer, Telemundo 52 (Los Angeles) Chantal de la Rionda, Project Manager, NPR Mandalit del Barco, Correspondent, NPR, Los Angeles Carmen Díaz, Taller de Fotoperiodismo de Puerto Rico Johnny Diaz, Features and Media Writer, Boston Globe Marvin Fonseca, Freelance Reporter, Agence France-Presse Elaine Heinzman, Assistant Producer, Weekend Edition, NPR Jodi Hernandez, Reporter, KNTV (Bay Area) Michelle Johnson, Professor of Online Journalism, Emerson College Tom Krymkowski, Independent Audio Engineer/Cinematographer Gilberto León, Freelance Reporter, KDTV Univision (San Francisco) James Manley, Professor of Journalism, Arizona State University Rafael Matos, Professor of Cyberjournalism, Universidad de Sagrado Corazón Shereen Meraji, Producer, KCET (Los Angeles) Patricia Nazario, Multimedia Journalist, KPCC (Los Angeles) David Plazas, Community Conversation Editor, The News-Press (Fort Myers) Monica Rhor, Staff Writer, Associated Press (Houston) Jose M. Romero, Sports Reporter, Blogger, Copy Editor, The Seattle Times Marcela Toledo, Independent Writer, Editor, Producer Maury Vasquez, Public Information Officer, Somerset ISD

2009 STUDENT CAMPUS
CAMPUS SPONSORS Student Campus SPONSORED BY: State Farm Facilities and in-kind support provided by la Universidad del Sagrado Corazón CAMPUS DESCRIPTION The Student Campus during the annual convention is designed for college students interested in learning more about the changing world of journalism in the early stages of their career development. The 25 students in this program participate in intensive training, tours, mock press conferences and career-building exercises in classrooms, television studios, media outlets, the streets and neighborhoods of San Juan, and government or other types of institutions. The program also features workshops and seminars on journalism ethics, obtaining newsroom internships, how to make the most out of the networking experience at the convention, and on various ways to write a good story in this age of multimedia journalism. The faculty of journalism professors and professionals offers the students a real perspective on the working world of journalism and helps them gain awareness of their respective communities. CAMPUS PARTICIPANTS Jose Antonio Acevedo Cuevas, Universidad de Puerto Rico Tara Alatorre, Arizona State University Stefanie Arocha, East Los Angeles Community College Coralis Bonilla, Universidad de Puerto Rico Fabian Caballero, Moorpark College Jennifer Carcamo, University of California, Los Angeles Jonathan Diaz, East Los Angeles Community College Luis Flores, Imperial Valley College Jennifer Lopez, University of California, Los Angeles Beatriz Marron, University of California, Los Angeles Xiul Miranda, California State University, Sacramento Agnes Trenche-Mora, Washington University, St. Louis Albert Ramirez III, East Los Angeles Community College Adalberto Sanchez, University of the Incarnate Word Elissa Santana, Northwestern University Yisel Tejeda, University of Central Florida Anita Valentin, Columbia College, Chicago Laura Valerio, Pomona College, California Rebecca de León, University of Texas at Austin Carlos Acevedo, Columbia College, Chicago Gitzel Puente, Arizona State University CAMPUS MENTORS Rosa Morales, Freelancer, Assistant Editor, Mi Gente, Michigan Jeannie Claudio, Photojournalist, San Juan Nadesha Karina González, Freelance Radio and Television Reporter, San Juan Lourdes Lugo Ortíz, Journalism Professor, University of Puerto Rico George Ramos, Journalism Professor, Cal Poly, San Luis Obispo

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The National Association of Hispanic Journalists

invites you to join us for a celebration Of exceptional journalism

Journalism Awards Gala October 15, 2009
Sponsors to date include: GOLD LEVEL
Continental Airlines

SILVER LEVEL
Hearst Newspapers

• State Farm

BRONZE LEVEL
Lilly

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S C H E D U L E AT A G L A N C E TUESDAY, JUNE 23
1:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m. 9:30 p.m. - Midnight Exhibitor/Recruiter Registration Noche de San Juan “Midnight Splash” Beach Party 6:00 p.m. - 7:30 p.m. 7:30 p.m. - Midnight Puerto Rican Political Cartoonists and Photojournalists Reception Hall of Fame Gala & El Gran Baile

WEDNESDAY, JUNE 24
8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. 8:30 a.m. - 7:00 p.m. 8:30 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. 5:30 p.m. - 7:00 p.m. 7:00 p.m. - 10:00 p.m. Exhibitor/Recruiter Registration & Setup Registration ñ Media Training Series *Pre-registration required Opening Plenary ¡Bienvenidos a Puerto Rico! Opening Reception

SATURDAY, JUNE 27
All-day Sightseeing trips and excursions 9:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m. 9:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. 9:30 p.m. - 1:00 a.m. Registration ñ Media Training Series *Pre-registration required ¡Adiós, Borínquen Querida! Closing Party

TRANSPORTATION INFORMATION
A shuttle service will be providing free transportation between the Caribe Hilton Hotel and the San Juan Convention Center. Unless otherwise noted, shuttles depart from roundabout just outside of the Hilton lobby. WEDNESDAY Shuttles will run between Hilton and Convention Center from 7:30 a.m. to 10:00 p.m. There will be one bus heading to Universidad del Sagrado Corazon for the Final Cut session at 8:15 a.m. The bus will leave from the Convention Center and will have signs indicating it’s heading to the University. THURSDAY Shuttles will run between Hilton and Convention Center from 7:30 a.m. to 8:30 p.m. Last bus leaves Convention Center at 8:30 p.m. FRIDAY Shuttles will run between Hilton and Convention Center from 7:30 a.m. to Midnight. SATURDAY Shuttles will leave Hilton for Convention center from 8:00 a.m. to 9:00 a.m. Shuttles will leave Convention Center for Hilton from 1:00 p.m. to 2:00 p.m.

THURSDAY, JUNE 25
7:00 a.m. - 8:00 a.m. 8:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m. 8:30 a.m. - 10:00 a.m. 8:45 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. 9:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. 10:15 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. 12:00 p.m. - 2:00 p.m. 5:00 p.m. - 6:30 p.m. 7:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m. 8:00 p.m. - Midnight Workout to a Latin Beat Registration Plenary: Evolve, Embrace, Reinvent CyberLab Workshops Media & Career Expo Workshops Newsmaker Luncheon Pics, ‘Toons & Tunes Reception Happy Hour Film Screening “Latin Music USA” Social Event

FRIDAY, JUNE 26
7:00 a.m. - 8:00 a.m. 8:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m. 8:45 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. 9:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. 9:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. 12:00 p.m. - 2:00 p.m. Workout to a Latin Beat Registration CyberLab Workshops Media & Career Expo Workshops NAHJ Membership Meeting

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CYBERLAB@NAHJ
This year, NAHJ not only wants to bring journalists together, but we aim to emerge from our 27th annual convention with a critical mass of journalists skilled in multimedia story telling. With this effort in mind, NAHJ presents its first ever CyberLab@NAHJ, a collection of intensive multimedia training sessions to be held Thursday, June 25th and Friday, June 26th.

THURSDAY
Blogging 101 8:45 a.m. – 10:15 a.m. ROOM 101 So you’ve decided it’s time to go out on your own, or your editors have asked you to establish an online presence and blog about your story. This session will show you which free tools to use to begin blogging, how to keep your journalistic ideals while blogging and how to prepare your blogs for the world.

Twitter 101 10:30 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.

ROOM 102

Joshua Hatch

COORDINATOR: Joe Ruiz, Web Editor, KSAT.com INSTRUCTOR: Joshua Hatch, Multimedia Producer, USA Today, Senior Training Consultant, Webbmedia Group Social Media for Journalists 2.0 8:45 a.m. – 10:15 a.m. ROOM 102

Despite what you might have heard, it's not just about what you had for lunch. Whether you're writing about plane crashes, earthquakes or other breaking news, Twitter has likely been one of the first sources to break the story. People across the world are tweeting in real time about news unfolding right in front of them and the viewer can comment as quickly as the photos go up. Tweeters worldwide are coming together on the web and this session will show you how to harness Twitter and begin Tweeting like a pro. Participants will learn how to tweet, how to engage in conversation with fellow tweeters, how to filter the noise and how a # can make the job that much easier. COORDINATOR/INSTRUCTOR: Joe Ruiz, Web Editor, KSAT.com Maximize Your Site Traffic Through Search Engine Optimization 2:15 p.m. – 3:30 p.m. ROOM 101

After attending Wednesday's half-day session, come refresh your memory, ask final questions and learn about the conference's social network. This course will give participants a final primer on using whatever means are available to them to contribute to the convention's online success. COORDINATOR: Joe Ruiz, Web Editor, KSAT.com INSTRUCTORS: Hiram Enriquez, Consulting Partner, Webbmedia Group Robert Hernandez, Assistant Professor of Professional Practice, USC Annenberg School of Journalism Joe Ruiz, Web Editor, KSAT.com Audio Slideshows 101 10:30 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. ROOM 101
Hiram Enriquez

Local news organizations are used to competing against one another, a daunting task, but imagine working for the World Wide Web. Any good web site competes against the entire world of websites devoted to media coverage. And loyal viewers, forget it! On the web, whatever Google brings up first is where they're going, so you have to know how to make sure the first link that comes up in their search… is a link to your site. This session will introduce the concept of search engine optimization. By the end, participants will learn how story headlines, keywords, dynamic titles and other tips will help improve your presence on major search engines, making your site easier to find online and improving each story's ranking. INSTRUCTOR: Hiram Enriquez, Consulting Partner, Webbmedia Group Produce a Live Shot When You Can’t with Skype/VOIP 2:15 p.m. – 3:30 p.m. ROOM 102

Now that you've picked up a camera and a sound recorder, what's the best way to combine them? Soundslides. Soundslides may seem like a complex program but this session is designed to make it simple. Participants in this session will learn how to combine audio clips and photos for an audio slideshow. By the end of the session, people will Robert Hernandez feel more comfortable telling a story with two multimedia types – photography and audio. COORDINATOR/INSTRUCTOR: Robert Hernandez, Assistant Professor of Professional Practice, USC Annenberg School of Journalism 36

During Hurricane Ike, a San Antonio, Texas, TV station traveled along the Texas Gulf Coast filing reports via Skype — the online voice and video service — to file reports for their TV broadcasts with nothing more than a laptop, broadband card, small video camera and a mic. Skyping was especially useful once the storm made it too dangerous to establish a satellite connection and it allowed reporters the ability to show viewers real time video of damage along the Texas coast. Find out how these tools can help you go live when you can't using traditional methods. Participants

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will also learn how reporters can use these and other tools to record interviews for both archiving and posting on a Web site. INSTRUCTORS: Joe Ruiz, Web Editor, KSAT.com Audio Editing and Podcasting 3:45 p.m. – 5:00 p.m. ROOM 101 Audio Slideshows 101 8:45 a.m. – 10:15 a.m. ROOM 102

This session will help you feel more comfortable behind the mic and teach you how to record your podcast for the world to hear. The podcast isn't complete once uploaded to your site; you want your podcast to be available to the world and make it easy for listeners to subscribe to the next show. This session will show participants how to prepare a Doug Mitchell podcast for iTunes, properly input metadata and add an album cover, all in an effort to attract subscribers. INSTRUCTOR: Doug Mitchell, Trainer/Content Provider, New Media Institute/National Black Programming Consortium Streaming Live Video 101 3:45 p.m. – 5:00 p.m. ROOM 102

Now that you've picked up a camera and a sound recorder, what's the best way to combine them together? Soundslides may seem like a complex program but this session is designed to make it simple. Participants in this session will learn how to combine audio clips and photos for an audio slideshow. By the end of the session, people will feel more comfortable telling a story with two multimedia types – photography and audio. INSTRUCTOR: Robert Hernandez, Assistant Professor of Professional Practice, USC Annenberg School of Journalism Audio Editing and Podcasting 10:30 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. ROOM 101

The concept of the mobile journalist includes being able to stream from wherever the news may be happening. Participants in this session will learn about live streaming services such as Ustream and Justin.tv, and how they can be adapted to stream on any Web site with some simple lines of code. Plus, as Voice over Internet Protocol is better adapted for Robert Hernandez one-on-one communication, livecasting allows more people to observe by using the various services. INSTRUCTOR: Robert Hernandez, Assistant Professor of Professional Practice, USC Annenberg School of Journalism

This session will help you feel more comfortable behind the mic and teach you how to record your podcast for the world to hear. The podcast isn't complete once uploaded to your site; you want your podcast to be available to the world and make it easy for listeners to subscribe to the next show. This session will show participants how to prepare a podcast for iTunes, properly input metadata and add an album cover, all in an effort to attract subscribers. INSTRUCTOR: Doug Mitchell, Trainer/Content provider, New Media Institute/National Black Programming Consortium Twitter 101 ROOM 102 10:30 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. Despite what you might have heard, it's not just about what you had for lunch. Whether you're writing about plane crashes, earthquakes or other breaking news, Twitter has likely been one of the first sources to break the story. People across the world are tweeting in real time about news unfolding right in front of them and the viewer Joe Ruiz can comment as quickly as the photos go up. Tweeters worldwide are coming together on the web and this session will show you how to harness Twitter and begin Tweeting like a pro. Participants will learn how to tweet, how to engage in conversation with fellow tweeters, how to filter the noise and how a # can make the job that much easier. INSTRUCTOR: Joe Ruiz, Web Editor, KSAT.com

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Get on the Map with Mashups 8:45 a.m. – 10:15 p.m. ROOM 101 Sure, you can provide a lot of information via text, but why not display maps instead of addresses, pictures instead of descriptions or aggregate comments from your readers into another program. How do you accomplish that? A mashup. This session will introduce participants to Google Maps and database integration, as well as using various Web tools to combine elements to present information visually. INSTRUCTOR: Joshua Hatch, Multimedia Producer, USA Today, Senior Training Consultant, Webbmedia Group

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Blogging 101 2:15 p.m. – 3:30 p.m. ROOM 101 PhotoSynth Demo 3:45 p.m. – 5:00 p.m. ROOM 101

Despite what you might have heard, it's not just about what you had for lunch. Whether you're writing about plane crashes, earthquakes or other breaking news, Twitter has likely been one of the first sources to break the story. People across the world are tweeting in real time about news unfolding right in front of them and the viewer can comment as quickly as the photos go up. Tweeters worldwide are coming together on the web and this session will show you how to harness Twitter and begin Tweeting like a pro. Participants will learn how to tweet, how to engage in conversation with fellow tweeters, how to filter the noise and how a # can make the job that much easier. INSTRUCTOR: Joe Ruiz, Web Editor, KSAT.com Maximize Your Site Traffic Through Search Engine Optimization 2:15 p.m. – 3:30 p.m. ROOM 102

Robert Hernandez

Get hands-on experience with one of the emerging technologies on the Web. Microsoft’s Photosynth “changes the way you experience and share photos.” While available for sometime, this application made its journalism debut during CNN’s 2009 inauguration cover, under the title “The Moment.”

INSTRUCTOR: Robert Hernandez, Assistant Professor of Professional Practice, USC Annenberg School of Journalism Geek Out! Playing with Tech/ Group Review of Hardware 3:45 p.m. – 5:00 p.m. ROOM 102

Local news organizations are used to competing against one another, a daunting task, but imagine working for the World Wide Web. Any good web site competes against the entire world of websites devoted to media coverage. And loyal viewers, forget it! On the web, whatever Google brings up first is where they're going, so you have to know Hiram Enriquez how to make sure the first link that comes up in their search… is a link to your site. This session will introduce the concept of search engine optimization. By the end, participants will learn how story headlines, keywords, dynamic titles and other tips will help improve your presence on major search engines, making your site easier to find online and improving each story's ranking. INSTRUCTOR: Hiram Enriquez, Consulting Partner, Webbmedia Group

Now that you've experienced multimedia and online technologies, what products work best for which action? This will be an open session where participants can talk about different hardware and software to best accomplish their new tasks. Whether you have a smartphone, cell phone or “moronphone,” this session will allow people to Joe Ruiz maximize their technology and learn from others which products deserve your money. INSTRUCTORS: Joe Ruiz, Web Editor, KSAT.com Robert Hernandez, Assistant Professor of Professional Practice, USC Annenberg School of Journalism

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Audio Storytelling WEDNESDAY 8:30 A.M. – 5:00 P.M. Coordinated by National Public Radio

MEDIA TRAINING SERIES

These intensive four or eight-hour sessions offer the convention’s most fruitful professional development experience. The ñ Media Training Sessions will be held on Wednesday, June 24 and Saturday, June 27.
Covering the 2009 Financial World: ROOM 202C New Rules and New President WEDNESDAY 8:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. Sponsored by the Donald W. Reynolds National Center for Business Journalism This session will cover how the economic crisis developed and deepened, and how the new administration is coping with it. It will explore the latest issues in the economic landscape and how journalists can cover them in their own communities.
Jodi Schneider

ROOM 202-B

What makes a good audio story? Whether your goal is to do a fullblown radio story, use audio clips in your blog, accompany photos on the web, or create a podcast, this one-day overview workshop will show you how to understand Sora Newman Mandalit del Barco audio’s storytelling strengths, select the best audio, write for the ear, and write to sound. You’ll also get an opportunity to use audio recording equipment and to do digital audio editing. The session is limited to 8 people. Minimum Requirements: This workshop is for professional journalists in print, online, TV or radio. You will need to bring your own laptop (PC or Mac). Audio recording equipment will be provided. COORDINATOR/INSTRUCTOR: Sora Newman, Senior Trainer, NPR INSTRUCTOR: Mandalit del Barco, Correspondent, NPR

PRESENTER: Jodi Schneider, Director of Training and Development for the newsroom, Congressional Quarterly

Multimedia 101 Bootcamp ROOM 101 WEDNESDAY 9:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. Coordinated by The Knight Digital Media Center Sponsored by Laborer’s International Union of North America (LIUNA) The popular all-day multimedia boot camp is back. While what makes a good story stays the same, technology continues to evolve the way we can tell those stories. This session is a great intro course to learning the basic skills needed for multimedia storytelling. Get hands-on training on how to record audio, take photos, shoot video and create an audio slideshow.

Flash Workshop WEDNESDAY 8:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.

ROOM 102
Lanita Pace

Robert Hernandez

Hector Vega

Get an int roductory course into one of the most complex and innovated applications that changes the way we can tell stories. Flash can do interactive graphics, games, be a AV player and much more. In this half-day class, you’ll learn the basics, including animation.

Coordinator/Instructor: Lanita Pace, Director of Multimedia Training, Knight Digital Media Center

Final Cut for Multimedia Production WEDNESDAY 9:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.

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Social Networking for Journalists WEDNESDAY 1:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m. ROOM 204

COORDINATOR: Natalie Guillen, Staff Photographer, Santa Fe New Mexican INSTRUCTORS: Marlene Lopez, Trainer, Creative D.A.V.E. Nicole Martinez, Trainer, Creative D.A.V.E. Candace Barbot, Freelance journalist Note: People registered for Final Cut Session must board a bus leaving the convention center at 8:15 a.m. in order to arrive at Universidad del Sagrado Corazón at 9:00 a.m.

Photojournalism from A to Z ROOM 202-C WEDNESDAY 1:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m. This workshop offer tips from improving the reporter/photographer relationship, from selling your story ideas to the morning meeting, to being able to produce memorable stories. The session will also cover basic lighting techniques and storytelling methods you can use as a one-man-band or video-journalist. INSTRUCTOR/COORDINATOR: Abe Mendoza, News Photographer, KGO-TV Photography Workshop for Non-Photographers WEDNESDAY 1:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m. ROOM 203

You have probably heard of Twitter, Facebook, LinkedIn, MySpace or Ning… but if you thought that those are just spaces to connect with friends, think again. Let’s start with the basics: This panel will give you a Hiram Enriquez Ellyn Angelotti primer on the most popular digital media tools in the market and how journalists can utilize them to tap the rich resources a broad community can provide, making new contacts, spotting trends, finding people to Robert Lopez Angel Valentin interview for your stories, and letting your work be known to a large number of people. To stay competitive in today's market journalists need to take full advantage of online social networks to write better stories, get more exposure, and create their own following. You will be guided through this process and will come out better informed and better connected. After this hands-on session, you will be able to go into the in-depth training session for each specific tool that is part of the CyberLab@NAHJ. COORDINATOR: Augusta Silva, Independent Producer MODERATOR: Hiram Enriquez, Consulting Partner, Webbmedia Group PANELISTS: Ellyn Angelotti, Interactivity Editor and Adjunct Faculty, Poynter Institute for Media Studies Carmina Pérez, Blogger/Internet Marketing Consultant Joshua Hatch, Multimedia Producer, USA Today, Senior Training Consultant, Webbmedia Group TRAINERS: Robert Lopez, Multimedia Reporter, Los Angeles Times Ytalena Lopez, Independent Online Journalist Joe Ruiz, Web Editor, KSAT.com

Has an online editor ever handed you a still camera, and you realized you had no idea what to do with it? Award-winning photojournalists will teach the basic skills of photography, Mayra Beltran Angel Valentin photojournalism ethics, and tips on software and computer workflow. Participants will hit the streets of Puerto Rico with mentors and produce a photo package. Please bring your own point-and-shoot camera. COORDINATOR: Mayra Beltran, Staff Photographer, The Houston Chronicle INSTRUCTOR: Angel Valentin, Freelance Photographer Kenny Irby, The Poynter Institute Patrick Farrell, Staff Photographer, Miami Herald Marie de Jesus, Freelance Photographer Angel Valentin, Freelance photographer

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Flash Workshop SATURDAY 9:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m

MEDIA TRAINING SERIES
Coordinator: Natalie Guillen, Staff Photographer, Santa Fe New Mexican Instructors: Marlene Lopez, Trainer, Creative D.A.V.E. Nicole Martinez, Trainer, Creative D.A.V.E. Candace Barbot, Freelance journalist Note: People registered for Final Cut Session must board a bus leaving the convention center at 8:15 a.m. in order to arrive at Universidad del Sagrado Corazón at 9:00 a.m.

ROOM 102

Robert Hernandez

Hector Vega

Get an introductory course into one of the most complex and innovated applications that changes the way we can tell stories. Flash can do interactive graphics, games, be a AV player and much more. But, in this halfday class, you’ll learn the basics, including animation.

El Poder de La Imagen y La Voz SATURDAY 9:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.

ROOM 101

COORDINATOR: Robert Hernandez, Assistant Professor of Professional Practice, USC Annenberg School of Journalism INSTRUCTOR: Hector Vega, Multimedia Web Developer, El Nuevo Día

Final Cut for Multimedia Production SATURDAY 9:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.

Universidad del Sagrado Corazón

Si no alcanzaste a asistir a la sesión de medio día el miércoles, no te puedes perder este taller abreviado, donde Mirna Pineda presentará técnicas de vocalización, dicción e improvisación para aprovechar la voz como herramienta de comunicación. También mostrará como los vicios y clichés del periodismo electrónico pueden Mirna Pineda desecharse poniendo atención a las muletillas orales y escritas de redacción y mejorando la imagen corporal en las presentaciones. INSTRUCTOR: Mirna Pineda, Freelance Producer, Author

A daylong workshop to teach techniques on developing multimedia content with the Final Cut software. With emphasis on Photo and Video Production for the web. Workshop will discuss file Natalie Guillen Candace Barbot management and workflow, basic and advanced editing techniques, tips and tricks, and preparing a final presentation for web display.

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TUESDAY, JUNE 23
The "Midnight Splash" Noche de San Juan Beach Party
TUESDAY 9:30 p.m. - MIDNIGHT Caribe Hilton Hotel
Jane VelezMitchel Jonathan Dube

Join us on the ocean-side patio as we celebrate the Noche de San Juan! Take part in the annual San Juan tradition of dipping into the ocean backwards at the stroke of midnight for good luck!

How do we embrace this change and reinvent ourselves to evolve with it? What are the implications for the voiceless, for our community, and for democracy itself? Esteemed panelists will discuss how to preserve quality journalism while developing new models to sustain the news media in the 21st Century.

WEDNESDAY, JUNE 24
Opening Plenary
WEDNESDAY 5:30 p.m. - 7:00 p.m. Grand Ballroom Third Floor

Sponsored by FedEx A conversation with one of today’s newsmakers.

¡Bienvenidos a Puerto Rico! Opening Reception
WEDNESDAY 7:00 p.m. - 10:00 p.m. Outdoor Terrace and Grand Ballroom Foyer Third Floor
Sponsored by the Puerto Rico Tourism Company Join us as NAHJ welcomes you to Puerto Rico with the tastes and rhythms of the island. Mix, mingle and catch up with old friends as you take in some of the many Puerto Rican folkloric dances, move to the plena beat in a massive sing along, and twirl to some salsa and merengue while sipping cocktails and taking in the Caribbean evening breeze.

MODERATOR: Jane VelezMitchell, Host of Issues with Jane Velez-Mitchell on CNN's Geneva Rossana Rosado Overholser Headline News channel (HLN). PANELISTS: Jonathan Dube, President of the Online News Association, Vice-President in charge of ABCNews.com and Publisher of CyberJournalist.net. Juan Gonzalez, New York Daily News columnist and author of an upcoming book on the changes in the news media Geneva Overholser, Director of the School of Journalism at the USC Annenberg School for Communication Rossana Rosado, Publisher and CEO, El Diario-La Prensa, New York, an ImpreMedia publication

Newsmaker Luncheon
THURSDAY 12:00 p.m. – 2:00 p.m. Grand Ballroom Third Floor

Equilibrándose en la cuerda floja: Desafíos al periodismo en Venezuela
Este panel discutirá los retos que enfrentan los medios de comunicación en Venezuela en un ambiente de fuertes presiones gubernamentales y amenazas de juicios y encarcelamiento a propietarios y periodistas por parte del gobierno venezolano. En medio de críticas sobre la falta de una cobertura equilibrada en los medios privados y públicos, el choque más reciente entre la prensa y el gobierno de Hugo Chávez ha resultado en una multa de $3 millones a la estación Globovisión y amenazas de cerrar la estación y el periódico El Nacional. COORDINADORES: Casto Ocando, El Nuevo Día Nancy San Martin, Miami Herald MODERADOR: Eduardo Hauser, miembro de la junta asesora

THURSDAY, JUNE 25
Plenary Session - Evolve, Embrace, Reinvent
THURSDAY 8:30 a.m. - 10:00 a.m. Grand Ballroom Third Floor

The Rocky Mountain News closes after publishing for 150 years. News media companies big and small are financially strapped. Journalists suffer through layoffs and unpaid work furloughs. And some cities appear to be in danger of having no daily newspaper at all. The world of journalism is changing.
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sobre periodismo de la Fundación John S. and James L. Knight y miembro de la junta de directores de National Public Radio (NPR). Alberto Ravell, director general de Globovisión, Caracas Otros panelistas a ser anunciados posteriormente

Film Screening “Latin Music USA"
THURSDAY 7:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m.
Sponsored by PBS Latin Music USA is a film about American music. Fusions of Latin sounds with jazz, rock, country, rhythm and blues – music with deeper roots and broader reach than most people realize. It’s a fresh take on our musical history, reaching across five decades and across musical genres to portray the rich mix of sounds created by Latinos and embraced by all.

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Walking the tightrope: Challenges faced by the media in Venezuela
This panel will discuss the challenges faced by media outlets and journalists in Venezuela, who must work under heavy government pressure, threats of lawsuits and even arrest. Amidst the constant criticism of unfair media coverage, the most recent clash between Hugo Chavez’s government and the press has Alberto Ravell resulted in a $3 million fine against the television station Globovisión, and threats to close the station and El Nacional newspaper. COORDINATORS: Casto Ocando, El Nuevo Herald Nancy San Martin, Miami Herald MODERATOR: Eduardo Hauser, media expert and current member of the journalism advisory board of the John S. and James L. Knight Foundation, Member, NPR board of directors Alberto Ravell, Director, Globovisión, Caracas Other panelists to be announced.

Night on the Town
THURSDAY 9:00 p.m. – MIDNIGHT
Join us for a fun night out in San Juan, more details to be announced.

FRIDAY, JUNE 26
NAHJ Membership Meeting
12:00 p.m. – 2:00 p.m. ROOM 101 NAHJ invites its members to attend its membership assembly to discuss the state of the association with the board of directors. Don’t miss this opportunity to meet other members and ask questions.

Pics, ‘Toons & Tunes Reception Happy Hour
THURSDAY 5:00 P.M. - 6:30 P.M. Media and Career Expo Hall

Sponsored by PBS Take a break from a long day of training to enjoy an open bar and hors d'oeuvres. Mingle with journalists, recruiters and industry leaders as you view some of the best work by Latino and Puerto Rico photojournalists.

Puerto Rican Political Cartoonists and Photojournalists Reception
FRIDAY 6:00 p.m. - 7:30 p.m. Grand Ballroom Foyer Third Floor

Sponsored by El Nuevo Dia View the best images from photojournalists in Puerto Rico though the years, as selected by the Island’s Asociación de Fotoperiodistas de Puerto Rico. Political cartoons depicting artists’ interpretations of elections and political events in Latin America and Spain will also be on display.

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Hall of Fame Gala & El Gran Baile
FRIDAY 7:30 p.m. - MIDNIGHT Grand Ballroom Foyer Floor

SATURDAY, JUNE 26
¡Adiós, Borínquen Querida! Closing Party
9:00 p.m. – 1:00 a.m. Las Olas Ballroom, Caribe Hilton Hotel

Co-sponsored by Continental Airlines and the U.S. Army Join NAHJ as we induct Geraldo Rivera, host of Fox’s newsmagazine "Geraldo-atLarge"; KRON "Weekend Morning News" anchor Ysabel Durón; and founder and editor of El Tecolote newspaper and Geraldo Rivera Ysabel Durón professor of journalism at City College of San Francisco Juan Gonzales into the NAHJ Hall of Fame. We will also honor Manuel Suárez, veteran Puerto Rican journalist and recipient of the 2009 President’s Award.
Juan Gonzalez Manuel Suárez

Rums provided by Rums of Puerto Rico Say goodbye to Puerto Rico with more music, a little food, and more fun! We end the week by partying hard – like Puerto Ricans do – to the beat of salsa, reggaetón, Spanish rock, r & b and everything in between. Of course more plena, sing alongs and Puerto Rico’s version of a "conga line" will move your spirit. Take a break from dancing all kinds of music and roam the patio under the stars or stroll under the palm trees by the ocean. And speaking of spirits, it’s the final chance to get a taste of Puerto Rico by sampling all the island’s rums in all kinds of hard and colorful drinks courtesy of Rums of Puerto Rico. You’ll surely remember this great night with old and new friends as you head back home.

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WEDNESDAY, JUNE 24, 2009
Audio Storytelling WEDNESDAY 8:30 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. ROOM 202-B

Covering the 2009 Financial World: New Rules and New President WEDNESDAY 8:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.

ROOM 202C

Coordinated by National Public Radio What makes a good audio story? Whether your goal is to do a fullblown radio story, use audio clips in your blog, accompany photos on the web, or create a podcast, this one-day overview workshop will show you how to understand Sora Newman Mandalit audio’s storytelling strengths, del Barco select the best audio, write for the ear, and write to sound. You’ll also get an opportunity to use audio recording equipment and to do digital audio editing. The session is limited to 8 people. Minimum Requirements: This workshop is for professional journalists in print, online, TV or radio. You will need to bring your own laptop (PC or Mac). Audio recording equipment will be provided. COORDINATOR/INSTRUCTORS: Sora Newman, Senior Trainer, NPR Mandalit del Barco, Correspondent, NPR

Coordinated by the Donald W. Reynolds National Center for Business Journalism This session will cover how the economic crisis developed and deepened, and how the new administration is coping with it. It will explore the latest issues in the economic landscape and how journalists can cover them in their own communities.
Jodi Schneider

PRESENTER: Jodi Schneider, Director of Training and Development for the newsroom, Congressional Quarterly

Multimedia 101 Bootcamp WEDNESDAY 9:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.

ROOM 101

Coordinated by The Knight Digital Media Center Sponsored by Laborer’s International Union of North America (LIUNA) The popular all-day multimedia boot camp is back. While what makes a good story stays the same, technology continues to evolve the way we can tell those stories. This session is a great intro course to learning the basic skills needed for multimedia storytelling. Get hands-on training on how to record audio, take photos, shoot video and create an audio slideshow. Coordinator/Instructor: Lanita Pace, Director of Multimedia Training, Knight Digital Media Center

Flash Workshop WEDNESDAY 8:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.

ROOM 102

Robert Hernandez

Hector Vega

Get an introductory course into one of the most complex and innovated applications that changes the way we can tell stories. Flash can do interactive graphics, games, be a AV player and much more. In this half-day class, you’ll learn the basics, including animation.

Final Cut for Multimedia Production: Universidad del The Basics and Beyond Sagrado Corazón WEDNESDAY 9:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.
A daylong workshop to teach techniques on developing multimedia content with the Final Cut software. With emphasis on Photo and Video Production for the web. Workshop will discuss file management and workflow, basic and advanced editing techniques, tips and tricks, and preparing a final presentation for web display.

COORDINATOR: Robert Hernandez, Assistant Professor of Professional Practice, USC Annenberg School of Journalism INSTRUCTOR: Hector Vega, Multimedia Web Developer, El Nuevo Dia

Natalie Guillen

COORDINATOR: Natalie Guillen, Staff Photographer, Santa Fe New Mexican

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INSTRUCTORS: Marlene Lopez, Trainer, Creative D.A.V.E. Nicole Martinez, Trainer, Creative D.A.V.E. Candace Barbot, Freelance journalist NOTE: People registered for Final Cut Session must board a bus leaving the convention center at 8:15 a.m. in order to arrive at Universidad del Sagrado Corazon at 9:00 a.m. community can provide, making new contacts, spotting trends, finding people to interview for your stories, and letting your work be known to a large number of people. To stay competitive in today's market journalists need to Hiram Enriquez Ellyn Angelotti take full advantage of online social networks to write better stories, get more exposure, and create their own following. You will be guided through this process and will come out better informed and better connected. After this Joshua Hatch Joe Ruiz hands-on session, you will be able to go into the in-depth training session for each specific tool that is part of the multimedia bootcamp program. COORDINATOR: Augusta Silva, Independent Producer MODERATOR: Hiram Enriquez, Consulting Partner, Webbmedia Group PANELISTS: Ellyn Angelotti, Interactivity Editor and Adjunct Faculty, Poynter Institute for Media Studies Carmina Pérez, Blogger/ Internet Marketing Consultant Joshua Hatch, Multimedia Producer, USA Today, Senior Training Consultant, Webbmedia Group TRAINERS: Robert Lopez, Multimedia Reporter, Los Angeles Times Ytalena Lopez, Independent Online Journalist Joe Ruiz, Web Editor, KSAT.com

Photojournalism from A to Z WEDNESDAY 1:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m.

ROOM 202-C

This workshop offer tips from improving the reporter/photographer relationship, selling your story ideas to the morning meeting, to being able to produce memorable stories. The session will also cover basic lighting techniques and storytelling methods you can use as a one man band or video-journalist. INSTRUCTOR/COORDINATOR: Abe Mendoza, News Photographer, KGO-TV

Photography Workshop for Non-Photographers WEDNESDAY 1:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m.

ROOM 203

Angel Valentin

Has an online editor ever handed you a still camera, and you realized you had no idea what to do with it? Award-winning photojournalists will teach the basic skills of photography, photojournalism ethics, and tips on software and computer workflow. Participants will hit the streets of Puerto Rico with mentors and produce a photo package. Please bring your own point-and-shoot camera.

Opening Plenary WEDNESDAY 5:30 p.m. - 7:00 p.m.

Grand Ballroom, Third Floor

COORDINATOR: Mayra Beltran, Staff Photographer, The Houston Chronicle INSTRUCTOR: Angel Valentin, Freelance Photographer Kenny Irby, The Poynter Institute Patrick Farrell, Staff Photographer, Miami Herald Marie de Jesus, Freelance Photographer

Sponsored by FedEx A conversation with one of today's newsmakers, more information to be announced.

Social Networking for Journalists WEDNESDAY 1:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m.

ROOM 204

¡Bienvenidos a Puerto Rico! Opening Reception WEDNESDAY 7:00 p.m. - 10:00 p.m. Outdoor Terrace and Grand Ballroom Foyer Third Floor
Sponsored by the Puerto Rico Tourism Company Join us as NAHJ welcomes you to Puerto Rico with the tastes and rhythms of the island. Mix, mingle and catch up with old friends as you take in some of the many Puerto Rican folkloric dances, move to the plena beat in a massive sing along, and twirl to some salsa and merengue while sipping cocktails and taking in the Caribbean evening breeze. It’s a great way to start off a great week!
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Workout to a Latin Beat
THURSDAY 7:00 a.m. - 8:00 a.m. Caribe Hilton Hotel
Sponsored by the Coca Cola Company Begin your day with at the NAHJ convention with an invigorating and rigorous exercise session no the beach of the beautiful Carribe Hilton. From cardio to abs to everything in between, this morning workout will get you moving and energized for the busy day ahead.
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COORDINATOR: Joe Ruiz, Web Editor, KSAT.com INSTRUCTORS: Hiram Enriquez, Consulting Partner, Webbmedia Group Robert Hernandez, Assistant Professor of Professional Practice, USC Annenberg School of Journalism Joe Ruiz, Web Editor, KSAT.com

Passive Publications Becoming ROOM 201-A Interactive Applications: The New News Cycle THURSDAY 10:15 a.m. – 11:45 a.m.
Sponsored by Toyota Motor Sales, U.S.A., Inc. The news cycle is now interactive. Technology and online networking sites like Twitter make it easy for anyone to create, find and publish news. Learn how to help your news organizations make the shift from being a Ellyn Angelotti Jill Geisler passive publication that people read into becoming an interactive application that your audience engages with. In this session we will look at how online networks are changing the way news is created, shared and consumed. We will discuss some tips into implementing these tools in your news room to help your journalists be more effective and efficient. MODERATOR: Ellyn Angelotti, Editor and Interactive Adjunct Faculty, The Poynter Institute PANELIST: Jill Geisler, Leadership and Management Group Leader, The Poynter Institute (via Skype)

INSTRUCTOR: Sylvia Melendez-Klinger, Certified Trainer, Registered Dietitian

Blogging 101 THURSDAY 8:45 a.m. – 10:15 a.m.

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So you've decided it's time to go out on your own, or your editors have asked you to establish an online presence and blog about your story. This session will show which free tools to use to begin blogging, how to keep your Joe Ruiz Josh Hatch journalistic ideals while blogging and how to prepare your blogs for the world. COORDINATOR: Joe Ruiz, Web Editor, KSAT.com INSTRUCTOR: Josh Hatch, Multimedia Producer, USA Today, Senior Training Consultant, Webbmedia Group

Social Media for Journalists 2.0 THURSDAY 8:45 a.m. – 10:15 a.m.

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Turbo Charge Your Career with a Journalism Fellowship THURSDAY 10:15 a.m. – 11:45 a.m.

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After attending Wednesday's half-day session, come refresh your memory, ask final questions and learn about the conference's social network. This course will give participants a final primer on using whatever means are available to them to contribute to the convention's online success.
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In an era of media mergers and layoffs, blogs and citizen media, what should journalists be Nancy San Martin Frances Robles Dawn Garcia doing to update their skills and thinking to meet the challenges of the future? A key strategy should include a plan for retooling, rethinking and sharpening your skills to become leaders of your own journalistic destiny. When and where will you find the time or resources? Journalism fellowships provide the answer. Refresh your energy, critical thinking skills and upgrade your digital media skills 47

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and experiment with new ideas. Learn the benefits of fellowships, how to apply and what’s out there. COORDINATOR/MODERATOR: Dawn Garcia, Deputy Director, Knight Fellowships for Journalists at Stanford University PANELISTS: Nancy San Martin, Assistant World Editor, Miami Herald Frances Robles, Correspondent, Miami Herald Kim Kozlowski, Reporter, The Detroit News, Knight-Wallace Fellow at the University of Michigan imposible. ¿Cómo podemos enfrentar estos retos? ¿Qué opciones tenemos? ¿Qué debemos hacer para sobrevivir en el negocio periodístico? En Puerto Rico, un grupo de periodistas formó una cooperativa y lanzó un periódico independiente. Otros periodistas han creado sus propios blogs y Websites. Colegas que han encontrado un nuevo campo laboral tras ser sido despedidos comparten sus experiencias y ofrecen consejos de como superar una de las etapas más difíciles de nuestras vidas profesionales. MODERATOR: Claudio Alvarez Dunn, Latin Media Specialist PANELISTS: Rafael Matos, Editor, Puerto Rico Daily Sun Jose Maldonado, Freelance Writer Joel Lago, Founder, Cybernews

Conference Tips and Tricks: Making the Most of NAHJ THURSDAY 10:15 a.m. – 11:45 a.m.

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So many panels and workshops, so little time. Attending a journalism conference can present a feast of professional opportunities, but knowing how to efficiently get what you need is not always easy. This panel of Gloria Margarita Russell Contreras seasoned reporters from all mediums will highlight techniques for a successful convention experience. (They all received jobs and made contacts through NAHJ). Learn how to network formally and informally; how to select panels that suit your professional-development needs and aspirations; how to manage an interview, which includes effective interviewing techniques; where to go for social and peer networking; and how to maintain contacts after the conference has ended. MODERATOR: Cristina Fernández Barreto, Assistant Editor, New Products, El Nuevo Día PANELISTS: Elaine Aradillas, Reporter, People Magazine Russell Contreras, Reporter, The Associated Press Gloria Margarita, Writer/Reporter, KMIR 6-NBC

Journalists as Entrepreneurs: Monetizing Your Blog THURSDAY 10:15 a.m. – 11:45 a.m.

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Media company layoffs don't mean you have to abandon the journalism industry. Why not try being your own media entrepreneur? You may have a great idea to write about in a blog or a Web site. But how can Eduardo Hauser Veronica Villafañe you make money off of it? And what's the best way to bring in the traffic, in order to make it a financially sound business? Whether you work as a journalist for a news organization or you are thinking about launching your own Joshua Benton José Rivera Font startup, this panel will help understand new journalism revenue models and what skills are vital to start or run a news business enterprise. COORDINATOR: Cathleen Farrell, Publisher, Vista Magazine MODERATOR: Veronica Villafañe, Blogger, Media Moves PANELISTS: Eduardo Hauser, Founder and CEO, DailyMe.com José Rivera Font, VP, Yahoo! Hispanic Americas Joshua Benton, Director, Nieman Journalism Lab at Harvard University

La Vida Despues del Despido THURSDAY 10:15 a.m. – 11:45 a.m.

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Un despido no es el fin del mundo. Es una oportunidad forzosa para una autoexaminación personal y profesional y decidir qué rumbo se quiere tomar. La crisis económica ha reducido el campo Rafael Matos Claudio Alvarez laboral periodístico y encontrar Dunn un trabajo en los medios está más difícil que nunca, pero no es 48

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Sports Photojournalism: The Journey to Prime Time THURSDAY 10:15 a.m. – 11:45 a.m. ROOM 203
session will show you how to harness Twitter and begin Tweeting like a pro. Participants will learn how to tweet, how to engage in conversation with fellow tweeters, how to filter the noise and how a # can make the job that much easier. COORDINATOR/INSTRUCTOR: Joe Ruiz, Web Editor, KSAT.com

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It’s not how you start becoming a sports visual journalist; it’s the road you take to reach your goal. Panelists share their start at community newspapers in Kansas and California, their inspiration, and drive to become story tellers at the Olympics, NFL football and other high profile events.

Newsmaker Luncheon
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COORDINATOR: Nick de la Torre, photojournalist, Houston Chronicle MODERATOR: Marcio Jose Sanchez, Staff Photographer, The Associated Press PANELISTS: Carlos Gonzalez, Staff Photographer, Minneapolis Star Tribune

Equilibrándose en la cuerda floja: Desafíos al periodismo en Venezuela
Este panel discutirá los retos que enfrentan los medios de comunicación en Venezuela en un ambiente de fuertes presiones gubernamentales y amenazas de juicios y encarcelamiento a propietarios y periodistas por parte del gobierno venezolano. En medio de críticas sobre la falta de una cobertura equilibrada en los medios privados y públicos, el choque más reciente entre la prensa y el gobierno de Hugo Chávez ha resultado en una multa de $3 millones a la estación Globovisión y amenazas de cerrar la estación y el periódico El Nacional. COORDINADORES: Casto Ocando, El Nuevo Herald Nancy San Martin, Miami Herald MODERADOR: Eduardo Hauser, miembro de la junta asesora sobre periodismo de la Fundación John S. and James L. Knight y miembro de la junta de directores de National Public Radio (NPR). Alberto Ravell, director general de Globovisión, Caracas Otros panelistas a ser anunciados posteriormente

Audio Slideshows 101 ROOM 101 THURSDAY 10:30 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.
Now that you've picked up a camera and a sound recorder, what's the best way to combine them? Soundslides. Soundslides may seem like a complex program but this session is designed to make it simple. Participants in this session will learn how to combine audio clips and photos for an audio slideshow. By the end of the session, Robert Hernandez people will feel more comfortable telling a story with two multimedia types – photography and audio. COORDINATOR/INSTRUCTOR: Robert Hernandez, Assistant Professor of Professional Practice, USC Annenberg School of Journalism

Walking the Tightrope: Challenges Faced by the Media in Venezuela
This panel will discuss the challenges faced by media outlets and journalists in Venezuela, who must work under heavy government pressure, threats of lawsuits and even arrest. Amidst the constant criticism of unfair media coverage, the most recent clash between Hugo Chavez’s government and the press has Alberto Ravell resulted in a $3 million fine against the television station Globovisión, and threats to close the station and El Nacional newspaper. COORDINATORS: Casto Ocando, El Nuevo Herald Nancy San Martin, Miami Herald. MODERATOR: Eduardo Hauser, media expert and current member of the journalism advisory board of the John S. and James L. Knight Foundation, Member, NPR board of directors Alberto Ravell, Director, Globovisión, Caracas Other panelists to be announced. 49

Twitter 101 ROOM 102 THURSDAY 10:30 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.
Despite what you might have heard, it's not just about what you had for lunch. Whether you're writing about plane crashes, earthquakes or other breaking news, Twitter has likely been one of the first sources to break the story. People across the world are tweeting in real time about news unfolding right in front of them and the viewer Joe Ruiz can comment as quickly as the photos go up. Tweeters worldwide are coming together on the web and this
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Blogs y Portales Especializados, Como Buscar un Nicho y un Socio Para tu Nuevo Negocio THURSDAY 2:00 p.m. – 3:30 p.m. ROOM 201-B
MODERATOR: Rafael Matos, Editor, Puerto Rico Daily Sun PANELISTS: Julizette Colon, Lawyer, Blogger Enrique Estrada, Web Content editor, Aurora Communications Carlos Dalmau, Lawyer, Puerto Rico

En este taller se explorara como la Web puede ser una alternativa para la sobreviviencia profesional. Los blogs son parte del nuevo periodismo y algunos profesionales lo ven como una respuesta a la pérdida de credibilidad de los grandes medios tradicionales de información. Muchos recurren a la Web para obtener respuestas. ¿Puedes ofrecerle algo nuevo al ciber-lector? No sólo se Carlos Dalmau trata de tener una buena idea, sino saber monetizarla. Se brindara orientación sobre la mejor manera de plantear un proyecto Web y se analizaran algunos modelos exitosos. Se presentarán estrategias para optimizar blogs, hacerlos rentables y definir nichos y contenidos.

How Did They Do That? Building Great Online Content THURSDAY 2:00 p.m. – 3:30 p.m.
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This panel takes a close look at new, meaningful journalism initiatives on the Web, from the inside out. We will deconstruct these efforts and walk through the basics of planning and executing the projects — from Victor Hector D. Vega Hernandez concept to online presentation. This session is designed to help working journalists, editors and

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producers of every field but it will be especially useful for those who need to bridge the gap between traditional and new media. Listen to the creators explain how they got staff involved in the project. Learn about reporting and writing for the Web, design, user experience, and product and site development from some of the most accomplished in the field. COORDINATOR: Rose Arce, Producer, CNN MODERATOR: Manuel Perez, Senior Supervising Producer, CNN.com PANELISTS: Victor Hernandez, Director of Coverage, CNN/US Hector D. Vega, Multimedia Web Developer, El Nuevo Dia

The Caribbean: A Visual Tempest THURSDAY 2:00 p.m. – 3:30 p.m.

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The Caribbean is a visual tempest for photojournalists, from perfect post-card scenes and cultural Nancy San Candace Alina de Martin Barbot Lourdes Luciano vibrancy to political turmoil and natural disasters. The images that emerge from the islands can be pleasing and disturbing. Four photojournalists share their experience documenting life in Puerto Rico, Cuba, the Dominican Republic and Haiti. Learn how they handle assignments abroad, and how photojournalists in the Caribbean document their own backyards.

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COORDINATOR: Mayra Beltran, Staff Photographer, Houston Chronicle Moderator: Nancy San Martin, Assistant World Editor, Miami Herald PANELISTS: Patrick Farrell, Photojournalist and 2009 Pulitzer Prize Winner, Miami Herald Candace Barbot, Visual Journalist Francesca Von Rabenau O’Reilley, Photo Editor, The Puerto Rico Daily Sun Alina de Lourdes Luciano, Director of Photography, Semanario Claridad

El Status de Puerto Rico Desde el Ojo del Periodista THURSDAY 2:00 p.m.– 3:30 p.m

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Life Beyond Journalism THURSDAY 2:00 p.m.– 3:30 p.m.

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Teclo Garcia

Yvonne Latty

Sara Fajardo

Evelyn Hernandez

Yes, it does exist. A good number of those who have lost their jobs to lay-offs or buyouts have decided to try a different direction…and they are not looking back. Some have started their own communications or media firms, others have gone into business for themselves and still others are working overseas in impoverished nations. This panel gives you insight into the pros and cons of leaving journalism, whether it’s the right time to exit and the horizon beyond the 9-5.

¿Cuál es el status del status político de Puerto Rico con Estados Unidos? Examinamos el tema desde el punto de vista de los periodistas, mas neutral sin el engaño de los politicos. COORDINATOR: Miguel Rosa Mayra Acevedo Luis Guardiola MODERADORA: Mayra Acevedo, TUTV Canal 6, Puerto Rico PANELISTAS: Julio Rivera Saniel, Periodista Radial Luis Guardiola, Periodista, Telemundo, Puerto Rico Dr. Angel Rosa, Catedrático en Ciencias Políticas, Universidad de Puerto Rico

Voices for Justice: Legacy of the ROOM 204 Latino Press in the U.S. Documentary Discussion THURSDAY 2:00 p.m.– 3:30 p.m.
Screening of a work in-progress that documents 200 years of Latino newspaper publishing in the U.S., followed by a discussion on the role of the Latino press in seeking social change. Also, an examination of current trends and the future of Latino media. Special emphasis on the work of the Voices for Justice Project in commemorating the bicentennial year of Latino journalism. PANELISTS: Juan Gonzáles, Voices for Justice Project Director, Founder/Editor of El Tecolote Dr. Félix Gutiérrez, Professor of Journalism, USC Annenberg School for Mass Communication

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Dr. Félix Gutiérrez

COORDINATOR: Cathleen Farrell, Editor and Publisher, Vista Magazine MODERATOR: Minerva Canto, Blogger, Former Columnist, Orange County Register PANELISTS: Teclo Garcia, Director of Government Affairs, City of McAllen, Texas Yvonne Latty, Professor, Arthur L. Carter Journalism Institute, New York University Sara Fajardo, Communication Officer, Catholic Relief Service Evelyn Hernandez, Director of Media Relations, New York City Health and Hospital Corporation

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These Kids Today: Covering Teens, ROOM 202-C Young Adults, and the Podcast Generation THURSDAY 2:00 p.m.– 3:30 p.m.
Sponsored by the Annie E. Casey Foundation Why wait for the next Pew Center research report to inspire that big story about young people and technology? Join these reporters, editors and producers as they share the key to covering this demographic. For young people of Mandalit Evelyn color in particular, social and del Barco Hernández economic trends affecting the global community are reshaping the way they see themselves. Learn how to combine data-base research, interviews and observational reporting techniques to produce fresh, meaningful coverage of a America Arias Jorge Cano Moreno large and vital population. COORDINATORS: Evelyn Hernández, Director of Media Relations, New York City Health and Hospital Corporation Sora Newman, Senior Trainer, NPR MODERATOR: Mandalit del Barco, Correspondent, NPR PANELISTS: Jorge Cano Moreno, Founder and Publisher, Urban Latino Magazine America Arias, NAHJ Student Rep and California State Univ. Fullerton Senior Erick Galindo, Student, Cerritos College

Maximize Your Site Traffic ROOM 101 Through Search Engine Optimization THURSDAY 2:15 p.m. – 3:30 p.m.
Local news organizations are used to competing against one another, a daunting task, but imagine working against the World Wide Web. Any good web site competes against the entire world of websites devoted to media coverage. And loyal viewers, forget

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it! On the web, whatever Google brings up first is where they're going, so you have to know how to make sure the first link that comes up in their search… is a link to your site. This session will introduce the concept of search engine optimization. By the end, participants will learn how story headlines, keywords, dynamic titles and Hiram Enriquez other tips will help improve your presence on major search engines, making your site easier to find online and improving each story's ranking. INSTRUCTOR: Hiram Enriquez, Consulting Partner, Webbmedia Group with nothing more than a laptop, broadband card, small video camera and a mic. Skyping was especially useful once the storm made it too dangerous to establish a satellite connection and it allowed reporters the ability to show viewers realtime video of damage along the Texas coast. Find out how these tools can help you go live when Joe Ruiz you can't using traditional methods. Participants will also learn how reporters can use these and other tools to record interviews for both archiving and posting on a Web site. INSTRUCTOR: Joe Ruiz, Web Editor, KSAT.com

Produce a Live Shot When You Can't with Skype/VOIP THURSDAY 2:15 p.m. – 3:30 p.m.

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El Uso del Español en Los Medios de Comunicación THURSDAY 3:30 p.m. – 5:00 p.m.

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During Hurricane Ike, a San Antonio, Texas, TV station traveled along the Texas Gulf Coast filing reports via Skype — the online voice and video service — to file reports for their TV broadcasts

Cómo mejorar la redacción de las noticias, con énfasis en gramática y lingüística periodística. Errores comunes en la redacción de noticias en español e identificación de anglicismos, barbarismos y coloquialismos nacionales. Qué hacer, y qué recursos

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existen, para que las agencias de noticias, las cadenas de televisión y los principales diarios hispanohablantes de Estados Unidos se pongan de acuerdo para llamar de una forma unificada a las instituciones públicas y los cargos oficiales.

The State of Innovation in Digital ROOM 202-A Journalism in Latin American Web Sites THURSDAY 3:30 p.m. – 5:00 p.m.
There is innovation everywhere, not only in the US. In some outstanding cases, creativity James Breiner Julio Cesár Carlos Dada Guzmán and ingenuity lead to the production of great pieces of online journalism even with the limited resources of smaller organizations. This panel will showcase examples from Latin America and it will also discuss what are the lessons learned that would help other journalists keep up with the times.

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MODERADOR: Frank Gómez, Presidente, Comisión de Relaciones Públicas, Academia Norteamericana de la Lengua Española (ANLE) PANELISTAS: Emilio Bernal Labrada, Escritor,Traductor, y Miembro, ANLE Laura Godfrey, Gerente, GobiernoUSA y Miembro, ANLE Rafael Prieto, Periodista y Editor, Mi Gente Emilio Sánchez, Jefe de Noticias, Agencia EFE, Estados Unidos

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COORDINATOR: Dawn Arteaga, Communications Director, International Center for Journalists (ICFJ) MODERATOR: James Breiner, Knight International Journalism Fellow, Digital Journalism Center, Guadalajara, Mexico PANELISTS: Carlos Dada, Founder and Director, El Faro.net, El Salvador Hilda García, Multimedia Editor, El Universal, Mexico Marta Gleich, Internet Director, RBS Group, Brazil Julio Cesár Guzmán, Culture and Entertainment Editor, El Tiempo stories into readable, elegant and wonderful books, how to sell them to publishers and how to be successful at it.

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Sandra Guzman

Ricardo Pimentel

Getting Your Stories Between the Covers THURSDAY 3:30 p.m. – 5:00 p.m.

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Hardback covers, that is. Find your way in the world of books, both fiction and non-fiction through this panel. Journalists are natural storytellers often intimidated to take that tale to the next step of writing it, shopping it and trying to sell it. The panelists talk about how to identify which stories are ”book-able,“ how to turn your best

COORDINATOR: Elizabeth Aguilera, The Denver Post MODERATOR: Yvonne Latty, author of “We Were There: Voices of African American Veterans, from World War II to the War in Iraq,” and “In Conflict: Iraq War Veterans Speak Out on Duty, Loss, and the Fight to Stay Alive.” PANELISTS: Sandra Guzman, Associate Editor, New York Post and author of “The Latina’s Bible: The Nueva Latina’s Guide to Love, Family. Spirituality and La Vida” Frank Weimann, President, Literary Group International Ricardo Pimentel, Editorial Page Editor, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, Author of “House with Two Doors” and “Voices from the River”

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Beyond Newspaper Photography: Alternative Options for the Working Photographer THURSDAY 3:30 p.m. – 5:00 p.m. ROOM 203
PANELISTS: Jose Azel, Founder, Aurora Photos Phaedra Singelis, Supervising Producer for Multimedia, MSNBC.com Sara Fajardo, Communications Officer, Catholic Relief Services

Have you recently left a newspaper job and are wondering what other options are out there for you? Join a Phaedra Kenneth Irby Sara Fajardo Singelis panel discussion by former newspaper photographers who have ventured into other fields. Panelists will talk about how newspaper work prepared them for new challenges. In this session the emphasis will be on business practices, freelance opportunities and multi-media production. COORDINATOR: Natalie Guillen, Staff Photographer, Santa Fe New Mexican MODERATOR: Kenneth Irby, Visual Journalism Group Leader, The Poynter Institute

Audio Editing and Podcasting THURSDAY 3:45 p.m. – 5:00 p.m.

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This session will help you feel more comfortable behind the mic and teach you how to record your podcast for the world to hear. The podcast isn't complete once uploaded to your site; you want your podcast to be available to the world and make it easy for listeners to subscribe to the next show. This session will Doug Mitchell show participants how to prepare a podcast for iTunes, properly input metadata and add an album cover, all in an effort to attract subscribers. INSTRUCTOR: Doug Mitchell, Trainer/Content Provider, New Media Institute/National Black Programming Consortium

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Streaming Live Video 101 THURSDAY 3:45 p.m. – 5:00 p.m. ROOM 102 Pics, ’Toons & Tunes Media & Career Expo Reception and Happy Hour Exhibit Hall THURSDAY 5:00 p.m. - 6:30 p.m.
Sponsored by PBS Take a break from a long day of training to enjoy an open bar and hors d'oeuvres from 5:00 p.m. - 6 p.m. Mingle with journalists, recruiters and industry leaders as you view some of the best work by Latino and Puerto Rican photojournalists. This year’s exhibit includes award-winning entries from the NAHJ Journalism Awards, as well as an exhibit of editorial cartoons.

The concept of the mobile journalist includes being able to stream from wherever the news may be happening. Participants in this session will learn about live streaming services such as Ustream and Justin.tv, and how they can be adapted to stream on any Web site with some simple lines of code. Plus, as Voice Over Internet Robert Hernandez Protocol is better adapted for one-on-one communication, livecasting allows more people to observe by using the various services. INSTRUCTOR: Robert Hernandez, Assistant Professor of Professional Practice, USC Annenberg School of Journalism

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Exclusive Sneak Preview of New PBS Documentary, "Latin Music USA" THURSDAY 7:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m. ROOM 101

Friday, June 26, 2009
Workout to a Latin Beat FRIDAY 7:00 a.m. - 8:00 a.m. Caribe Hilton Hotel

Sponsored by PBS Latin Music USA is a film about American music. Fusions of Latin sounds with jazz, rock, country, rhythm and blues – music with deeper roots and broader reach than most people realize. It’s a fresh take on our musical history, reaching across five decades and across musical genres to portray the rich mix of sounds created by Latinos and embraced by all. Please join LATIN MUSIC USA Series Producer, Adriana Bosch, and Business Manager, Salme Lopez, for a sneak preview screening of the fourth episode in the PBS series LATIN MUSIC USA — Divas and Superstars. Premieres October 12 and 19 on PBS.

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Sponsored by the Coca Cola Company Begin your day with at the NAHJ convention with an invigorating and rigorous exercise session no the beach of the beautiful Carribe Hilton. From cardio to abs to everything in between, this morning workout will get you moving and energized for the busy day ahead.

INSTRUCTOR: Sylvia Melendez-Klinger, Certified Trainer, Registered Dietitian

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Live Portfolio Review Session and Photo/Multimedia Shootout FRIDAY 9:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. ROOM 203
introduce participants to Google Maps and database integration, as well as using various Web tools to combine elements to present information visually. INSTRUCTOR: Joshua Hatch, Multimedia Producer, USA Today, Senior Training Consultant, Webbmedia Group

A round table discussion of photography work from NAHJ members conducted by top editors and photographers. Participants work will be accepted on site for review. COORDINATOR/MODERATOR: Natalie Guillen, Staff Photographer, Santa Fe New Mexican

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Natalie Guillen

Audio Slideshows 101 FRIDAY 8:45 a.m. – 10:15 a.m.

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Get on the Map with Mashups FRIDAY 8:45 a.m. – 10:15 p.m.

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Now that you've picked up a camera and a sound recorder, what's the best way to combine them together? Soundslides may seem like a complex program but this session is designed to make it simple. Participants in this session will learn how
Robert Hernandez

Sure, you can provide a lot of information via text, but why not display maps instead of addresses, pictures instead of descriptions or aggregate comments from your readers into another program. How do you accomplish that? A mashup. This session will

to combine audio clips and photos for an audio slideshow. By the end of the session, people will

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feel more comfortable telling a story with two multimedia types – photography and audio. INSTRUCTOR: Robert Hernandez, Assistant Professor of Professional Practice, USC Annenberg School of Journalism organizations and newsroom structures, and the skill necessary to start or run a news business enterprise. COORDINATOR: Elizabeth Aguilera, The Denver Post PANELISTS: Calvin Sims, Program Officer, Media, Arts & Culture, The Ford Foundation Eduardo Hauser, Founder & CEO of dailyme.com Patricio G. Espinoza, Independent Journalist, alamocitytimes.com

Biz Models, Making your Own Journalism FRIDAY 9:00 a.m. – 10:30 a.m.

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Is it possible to go on being a journalist in these changing times by starting your own media company? How do you fund it, what do the business models look like and how do you create bridge between the newsroom, which you know so well, and the business side you need to learn? The new rules of the digital era require that you expand your business and entrepreneurial knowledge base. This panel will help you to increase your understanding of new journalism revenue models, news

Amazing Interviews with the VIP’s FRIDAY 9:00 a.m. – 10:30 a.m.

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Ybeth Bruzual

Get the tricks from news professionals on how to get a great interview and make the most of it in a multimedia world. Seasoned reporters and publicists of high profile celebrities and politicians will discuss how to make a great proposal and how to build and maintain professional relationships that might end in interacting with

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the great interviewer everyone is looking for. Learn the ethics and what not to do when pitching for your first great project. MODERATOR: Ybeth Bruzual, Anchor, Central Florida News 13 Panelists: María Morales, Assistant Managing Editor, People en Español Mayna Nevarez, President, Nevarez Communications Federico de Jesús, Former Hispanic Media Manager, Obama 08 Campaign estas dispuesto a arriesgar por llevar la verdad y qué cambios deben hacer las empresas o los periodistas para llegar al fondo de temas que para muchos sería mejor si quedaran enterrados. ORGANIZADOR: Centro de periodismo investigativo de P.R. MODERADOR: Rafael Matos, Editor, Puerto Rico Daily Sun PANELISTAS: Oscar Serrano, Lawyer and Journalist Omaya Sosa Pascual, Investigative Reporter Eileen Estrada, Associate Dean of Graduate Studies, Universidad del Sagrado Corazón, San Juan, Puerto Rico

Una Mirada Profunda al Periodismo Investigativo FRIDAY 9:00 a.m. – 10:30 a.m.

ROOM 202-C Online Journalism Ethics and Law FRIDAY 9:00 a.m. – 10:30 a.m. ROOM 202-A

Omaya Sosa Pascual

El periodismo se ha convertido en una industria donde en muchas instancias, la superficialidad se esta anteponiendo a temas de importancia. A veces, es víctima de la autocensura, el manipuleo y control por parte de las personas de poder. En casos como estos hay que preguntarse cual es la relevancia del periodismo investigativo y reivindicar el por qué se es periodista, cuánto

David Ardia

Phaedra Singelis

As the online journalism field is changing so are the legal notions and the ethical challenges facing the profession. This panel will help you understand the latest developments in online media law and journalism ethics and

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prepare you to navigate the issues you may encounter in your daily work, from the hot legal issues related to user-generated content to the ethical issues emerging from the blogosphere. COORDINATOR/MODERATOR: David Ardia, Director, Citizen Media Law Project at Harvard’s Berkman Center for Internet & Society PANELISTS: Laura Handman, Partner, Davis Wright Tremaine, LLP Jane Kirtley, Silha Professor of Media Ethics and Law, School of Journalism and Mass Communication at the University of Minnesota Marc Randazza, Partner, Weston, Garrou, Walters & Mooney

News Documentary/News Series FRIDAY 9:00 a.m. – 10:30 a.m.

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Going Green: Covering the Environment FRIDAY 9:00 a.m. – 10:30 a.m.

ROOM 201-B

With the changing of times and technology, News documentaries and News series are making more Adriana Bosch Soledad Mark Nelson O’Brian of dent on television and online. CNN has just developed their own news documentary programming and series, as well as MTV who now provides online news documentaries for younger viewers online. This session would be how to develop long format news documentaries. COORDINATOR/MODERATOR: Elizabeth Herrera, Television Documentary Producer, Various Networks PANELISTS: Salvador Rios, Television Documentary Professional, Various Networks Mark Nelson, Vice President and Senior Executive Producer, CNN Productions Adriana Bosch, Senior Producer and Producer, PBS Salme López Sabina, Documentary/TV Programming Business Manager, PBS Soledad O’Brian, Anchor, CNN, (tentative)

Mireya Navarro

Adrianna Quintero

Phaedra Ellis-Lamkins

Join us for an important discussion about how the Obama administration's focus on the environment opens new avenues of

coverage for Latino journalists. • What are green jobs and why are they seen as the vehicle to lift low-income youth out of poverty and put many Americans back to work? • What is cap-and-trade and why, if the Democrats' climate change bill successfully makes it through Congress this year, is it seen as a transformation of the nation's economy that will affect every single American? • What is environmental justice and how can issues of pollution's disproportionate damage to minority and low-income communities gain a higher profile? • What do environmentalists see as the most important environmental stories for journalists to pursue over the next four years as the country finally tunes in to urgent environmental issues and seizes the opportunity to become a global leader in the fight against global warming? COORDINATOR/MODERATOR: Mireya Navarro, Reporter, The New York Times, and author of “Green Wedding” PANELISTS: Adrianna Quintero, Attorney, Natural Resources Defense Council, Creator, La Onda Verde Luis Jorge Rivera Herrera, Environmental Scientist and Planner, Sierra Club-Puerto Rico Phaedra Ellis-Lamkins, CEO, Green For All

Audio Editing and Podcasting FRIDAY 10:30 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.

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This session will help you feel more comfortable behind the mic and teach you how to record your podcast for the world to hear. The podcast isn't complete once uploaded to your site; you want your podcast to be available to the world and make it easy for listeners to subscribe to the next show. This session will show participants how to prepare a Doug Mitchell podcast for iTunes, properly input metadata and add an album cover, all in an effort to attract subscribers. INSTRUCTOR: Doug Mitchell, Trainer/Content provider, New Media Institute/National Black Programming Consortium

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Twitter 101 FRIDAY 10:30 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. ROOM 102 Dos Idiomas: Doble Oportunidad FRIDAY 10:45 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. ROOM 202-A

Despite what you might have heard, it's not just about what you had for lunch. Whether you're writing about plane crashes, earthquakes or other breaking news, Twitter has likely been one of the first sources to break the story. People across the world are tweeting in real time about news unfolding right in front of them and the viewer can comment as Joe Ruiz quickly as the photos go up. Tweeters worldwide are coming together on the web and this session will show you how to harness Twitter and begin Tweeting like a pro. Participants will learn how to tweet, how to engage in conversation with fellow tweeters, how to filter the noise and how a # can make the job that much easier. INSTRUCTOR: Joe Ruiz, Web Editor, KSAT.com

Quienes dominan dos idiomas tienen ventaja al adaptarse a cambios bruscos en los medios: varios periodistas y presentadores bilingües lograron encontrar nuevos espacios y grandes oportunidades. Si tu español o Veronica James Breiner Villafañe inglés está un poco débil, siempre se puede fortalecer mediante programas universitarios. El tema es, como aprovechar las capacidades lingüísticas en medio de una recesión y la ola de despidos. COORDINADOR: Mercedes Vigón, FIU MODERADOR: Veronica Villafañe, Publisher, Media Moves Blog PANELISTAS: James Breiner, Director, Centro de Periodismo Digital, Universidad de Guadalajara Evelyn Hernandez, Director de Media Relations, New York City Health and Hospital Corporation Mercedes Vigon, Ph.D. Profesora, Florida Internacional University Dan Grech, Reportero, America's Desk, Market Place

Making Financial Sense in the Midst of a Crisis FRIDAY 10:45 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.

ROOM 202-B

You could be one of the many journalists who already lost their jobs to downsizing via lay-off or buy-out or you could be facing that same fate or the newly negotiated tact of reduced salaries. So how do you deal financially with this Nancy Trejos Minerva Canto changing landscape that not only hits you at the office but also affects your personal bottom line? In any of these scenarios your questions about having a rainy day fund, your 401k, your pension and how the IRS affects you will be answered at this session. Learn how to salvage your financial life and get the tips you need in order to keep your bank account and your retirement funds safe and your sanity whole during this topsy-turvy time. COORDINATOR: Minerva Canto, Former Columnist, Orange County Register MODERATOR: Roberto Sandoval, Editor, Sacramento Bee PANELISTS: Nancy Trejos, Personal Finance Writer, Washington Post Kurt Schindler, Banco Popular of Puerto Rico Myrna Rivera, Founder/President of Investment Management Company, Consultiva Internacional Justino Aguila, Freelance Journalist/Media Consultant

Cutting Edge Technology and Its Impact on Journalism FRIDAY 10:45 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.

ROOM 204

Sponsored by Walt Disney Parks & Resorts Reporters are filing stores via satellite phone from anywhere in the world, or showing up at the studio via hologram. Technology brings new possibilities to journalism, accompanied by new challenges. In this panel, high level executives from technology companies give us a view of what’s next in this field and how it will impact Amy Webb the way we work. COORDINATOR: Augusta Silva, Independent Producer MODERATOR: Amy Webb, Principal Consultant, Webbmedia Group PANELISTS: Carmen Gonzalez-Sanfeliu, Regional Vice President, Latin American Operations, Intelsat Tiffany Shackelford, Consulting Partner, Webbmedia Group, Comminations Strategist, Phase 2 Technology Scott Boyarsky, Director of Online Marketing, Krames Patient Education

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Media Policy as a Latino Civil Rights Issue FRIDAY 10:45 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. ROOM 201-A Political Cartooning: Han Perdido los Medios el Sentido del Humor? FRIDAY 10:45 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. ROOM 201-B

As new technologies and globalization transform the communications and information Ray Suarez Angelo Falcón Gloria Trisani landscape, and as anti-immigrant sentiments and political agendas rise in the U.S., the role of media policy becomes an ever-growing critical issue. This workshop brings together experts to discuss the shaping of media policy and its implications on Latino civil rights. Three major topics are: the digital transition, expected changes in FCC/EEO rules for reporting data, and minority employment and ownership. COORDINATOR: Marta Garcia, Vice Chair and Founder, National Hispanic Media Coalition, New York City Chapter MODERATOR: Ray Suarez, Senior Correspondent, The NewsHour, PBS PANELISTS: Angelo Falcón, President, National Institute for Latino Policy Dr. Federico Subervi, Professor and Director, Center for the Study of Latino Media & Markets at the School of Journalism and Mass Communication, Texas State University, San Marcos Juan Gonzalez, Columnist, New York Daily News, Author Gloria Tristani, Former Commissioner, Federal Communications Commission

Michael Ramírez

Como cualquier otro género, los medios han reemplazado al artista local por el artista nacional. Sin embargo, el humor sigue presente en los medios más que nunca, en su papel inquisidor y provocador. En esta session, un grupo de periodistas exploran, en serio, el papel del humor editorial y de la sátira política.

Ellos discuten la necesidad de incorporar el humor en los medios hispanos para atraer y retener lectores, el papel del humor en la defensa de los intereses del lector y la denuncia de las injusticias sociales. También exploran los textos de humor y el poder de la sátira social en tiempos de crisis. De igual modo, se discute la presencia de la caricatura política en los medios online. Like any other genre, the mass media has replaced the local artist with the national artist. However, humor is still a very important element in the media, as an inquisitive and provocative editorial voice. Panelists explore and discuss, in depth and seriously, the role of editorial cartooning and political satire in today’s media. They look into the need to reestablish humor in the Hispanic and media aiming to attract and retain readers, the role of humor as a means of defense of reader’s interests and the voice of complaint and social commentary. They also investigate the role of humor in times of crisis. Additionally the presence of online political cartoons will be discussed. COORDINATOR/PANELISTA: Armando Caicedo, Columnista Sindicalizado y Caricaturista Editorial MODERADOR: Elio Leturia, Professor, Columbia College, Chicago PANELISTAS: Michael Ramírez, Senior Editor/Editorial Cartoonist, Investor’s Business Daily, Los Angeles Arturo Yépez, Presidente de la Asociación de Caricaturistas de Puerto Rico

Lighting for the Videographer FRIDAY 10:45 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.

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One of the lost arts in television news is lighting. With the advent of new technology in today’s video cameras, photojournalists and video journalists do not understand how one light can help illuminate a talking head. Simply setting up one light can help the appearance of your subject and make your story look technically sound. We’ll also demonstrate the effect second light dimmers and colored gels will have on the scene on video. COORDINATOR: Miguel Rosa INSTRUCTOR: Abe Mendoza, News Photographer, KGO-TV

NAHJ Membership Meeting FRIDAY 12:00 p.m. – 2:00 p.m.

ROOM 101

NAHJ invites its members to attend its membership assembly to discuss the state of the association with the board of directors. Don’t miss this opportunity to meet other members and ask questions.

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Press Briefing: Redefining How Unions Communicate FRIDAY 12:00 p.m. - 12:30 p.m. ROOM 103
identity, build a digital brand and market yourself into the future. COORDINATOR: Gustavo Reveles, El Paso Times MODERATOR: Joe Ruiz, Web Editor, KSAT.com PANELISTS: José Azel, Photographer, Aurora Photos Kevin Olivas, Director, Parity Project, NAHJ Fernando Diaz, Community Manager for News and Opinion, Chicago Now Project Zita Arocha, Director, Sam Donaldson Center for Communication Studies, University of Texas at El Paso

The case of LIUNA and the Latino laborers.The current economic crisis is no reason why Latino laborers should be mistreated or suffer intimidation tactics because they want to organize and fight for their rights. For that Maribel Perez Veronica Wadsworth Sanchez reason LIUNA is breaking barriers with an innovative communications initiative to compel construction workers to join.

Que Pasa: Writing and Translating Broadcast News FRIDAY 1:30 p.m. – 3:00 p.m.

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Press Briefing: Tech-Based Tools for Watchdog Journalism
FRIDAY 12:45 p.m. – 1:15 p.m. ROOM 103

Interested in Mobile? Twitter? Blogging? Crowdsourcing? What works? What really makes a difference? This rapid-fire session shows how new digital and other tools can be used to expand and enhance the important work of journalists producing investigative journalism for print and digital readers. In a rapid-fire presentation, representatives from Gannett will show cool examples of how we apply new tools to critical watchdog journalism. Bring your notebook and take away a dozen or more good ideas. PANELISTS: Maribel Perez Wadsworth, managing editor, The News-Press at Fort Myers Veronica Sanchez, Reporter, KPNX-TV, Phoenix Kate Marymont, Vice President, News, Gannett U.S. Community Publishing division.

Susan Soltero

The challenges of writing scripts for dual language audiences include having to switch from Spanish to English and vice versa. Come join our panel of experts to avoid the pitfalls and common errors Latino reporters make translating from one subject to another. Bring your examples and lots of questions. Learn how to incorporate the local culture into your writing. And learn how to write properly for TV news.

MODERATOR: Luis Alberto Gonzalez, President, Newsroom Coach.com and former Assistant News Director of Univision Puerto Rico PANELISTS: Gloria Soltero, Anchor, WIPR, Puerto Rico Susan Soltero, Meteorologist/Environmental Reporter, Univision

Backpack Journalism FRIDAY 1:30 p.m. – 3:00 p.m.

ROOM 202-A

Marketing Yourself: Your Résumé, Your Digital Profile, and More FRIDAY 1:30 p.m. – 3:00 p.m.

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Joe Ruiz

Kevin Olivas

Resume building is just the first step in making sure your presentation is dynamic, smart and edgy. Upgrade your paper resume; post it online and think you’re done? Hardly. Find out how to go beyond the resume step to expanding your online

If news breaks, can you produce multimedia content to cover it for the Web, mobile, print and broadcast? In this session, we'll talk 'you' through the gear and tools to help you become a fullyequipped multimedia journalist. We'll also give you insight on how to change your workflow to produce multi-platform content on the go. We'll have lots of equipment and bags available to show and explore. All attendees will receive a "How to Build Your Multimedia Go Bag" guide, a workflow tip sheet and links to dozens of essential Websites. COORDINATOR: Hiram Enriquez, Consulting Partner, Webbmedia Group INSTRUCTOR: Amy Webb, Principal Consultant, Webbmedia Group

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Covering the Global Economic Crisis: What it Means for Hispanics? FRIDAY 1:30 p.m. – 3:00 p.m.
Sponsored by State Farm This timely panel will address the latest trends in the economic recession and what it means for Hispanic Dawn Arteagaa James Breiner Xavier Serbia communities in the U.S. and Latin America. Experts in economics and Latin America will address such questions as: Is the Hispanic community in the U.S. disproportionately affected by the global economic meltdown? How will the economic crisis affect Latin America? What can we expect from the economy in three months, six months and one year? Journalists attending this panel will be given a better understanding of the economic outlook today and moving forward. They will also come away with innovative examples of cutting edge coverage and how to make their stories more compelling to their audience. COORDINATORS: Dawn Arteaga, Communications Director, International Center for Journalists and Evelyn Hernandez, Director of Media Relations, New York City Health and Hospital Corporate MODERATOR: James Breiner, Former Publisher, Baltimore Business Journal, Currently a Knight International Journalism Fellow in Guadalajara, Mexico, Director, ICFJ’s Digital Journalism Center PANELISTS: Xavier Serbia, Editor-in-Chief and Founder of Xavierserbia.com Gustavo Vélez, Economist, Puerto Rico Beatrice Garcia, Business Staff Writer, Miami Herald

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to cover a story and create some impact when you only have one minute and 20 seconds to accomplish that. The panel promises to teach you tricks to do a great job with the story without feeling you’re hurting the quality of your work and cheating the viewers out of valuable information. COORDINATOR/MODERATOR: Natalia Zea, Reporter, WFOR-TV, Florida PANELISTS: Mekahlo Medina, Anchor/Reporter, KNBC, Los Angeles Ninette Sosa, Reporter, CNN Radio Mandalit del Barco, Correspondent, NPR Thelma Gutierrez, Network Correspondent, CNN

The Good, the Bad and the Ugly of Web Design FRIDAY 1:30 p.m. – 3:00 p.m.

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El periodismo en general se ha ido online. Sitios web (websites) abundan pues cada medio, sea cual sea su Ken Irby Sara Quinn Héctor D. Vega plataforma, ha creado un website respondiendo a las demandas del lector. ¿Qué tan efectivos son esos websites de navegar, entender y encontrar lo que uno busca saber o lo que el medio quiere que sepamos? Los panelistas discuten qué es lo que hace que un website sea fácil de navegar y cómo hallar con facilidad el contenido que a la audiencia le interesa, ya sean informaciones escritas, videos, fotografías, gráficos para que la experiencia de la audiencia sea fácil, clara y agradable. Journalism, in general, has gone online. There are news websites everywhere since each publication, whichever its platform, has created a site aiming to reach its audience. The competition is fierce. But, how effective are these sites in terms of presenting information? How easy are they to navigate in order to find what readers are looking for, what readers need to know or what the sites want the readers to know? Design plays a crucial part in information presentation and the fact that a medium has a website doesn’t mean its content is easy to find, to understand and to enjoy. The panelists discuss what makes a website easy to follow and navigate, how to find with ease the information that readers are looking for, whether there is text, video, photos or graphics. 67

Writing Fast, Right on Time Without Losing Heart FRIDAY 1:30 p.m. – 3:00 p.m.

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Mekahlo Medina

Thelma Gutierrez

More and more news directors are requiring more out of reporters in less time. Newscasts are streamlining as budgets shrink, and broadcasts are being shortened, forcing reporters to be more resourceful and creative in their writing. But it is difficult

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Resources on how to make a site visually appealing and attractive to readers is also discussed. These experts will also explore and present visual ways of increasing traffic to a website. COORDINATOR/MODERATOR: Elio Leturia, Professor, Columbia College PANELISTS: Kenny Irby, Visual Journalism Group Leader, The Poynter Institute for Media studies Sara Quinn, Visual Journalism Faculty, The Poynter Institute for Media Studies Héctor D. Vega. Multimedia Director, El Nuevo Día Giovanni Collazo, Multimedia Designer, 24veces.com, Puerto Rico will help improve your presence on major search engines, making your site easier to find online and improving each story's ranking. INSTRUCTOR: Hiram Enriquez, Consulting Partner, Webbmedia Group

From TV News to Multimedia on a Budget FRIDAY 3:30 p.m. – 5:00 p.m.

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Blogging 101 FRIDAY 2:15 p.m. – 3:30 p.m.

ROOM 101

Despite what you might have heard, it's not just about what you had for lunch. Whether you're writing about plane crashes, earthquakes or other breaking news, Twitter has likely been one of the first sources to break the story. People across the world are tweeting in real time about news unfolding right in front of them and the viewer can comment as Joe Ruiz quickly as the photos go up. Tweeters worldwide are coming together on the web and this session will show you how to harness Twitter and begin Tweeting like a pro. Participants will learn how to tweet, how to engage in conversation with fellow tweeters, how to filter the noise and how a # can make the job that much easier. INSTRUCTOR: Joe Ruiz, Web Editor, KSAT.com

We’ve heard the questions; how do you become a multimedia broadcaster? What does it require? Do I Rebecca Aguilar Carmina Perez Bonnie Gonzalez have to go back to college? Is it hard becoming a one-man-band? Does it pay if you’re a freelancer? What does social networking have to do with it? Get solid advice from panelists who use multimedia in their jobs. COORDINATOR AND MODERATOR: Rebecca Aguilar, Freelance Multimedia Reporter/Producer, Dallas, Texas PANELISTS: Sandra Gonzalez, News Reporter, WVUE-TV, New Orleans Carmina Perez, Blogger, Social Media Marketing Consultant Mo Krochmal, Asstent Professor of Journalism, Hofstra University, Long Island Bonnie Gonzalez, One-Man-Band Reporter, News 8 Austin

Maximize Your Site Traffic ROOM 102 Through Search Engine Optimization FRIDAY 2:15 p.m. – 3:30 p.m.
Local news organizations are used to competing against one another, a daunting task, but imagine working for the World Wide Web. Any good web site competes against the entire world of websites devoted to media coverage. And loyal viewers, forget it! On the web, whatever Google brings up first is where they're going, so you have to know Hiram Enriquez how to make sure the first link that comes up in their search… is a link to your site. This session will introduce the concept of search engine optimization. By the end, participants will learn how story headlines, keywords, dynamic titles and other tips 68

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With so much work available in magazines, newspapers and untraditional media how do you channel your skills into becoming a freelancer? This panel addresses the freshest ideas for getting your name out there, how to pitch ideas, where to find avenues for freelance and what you need to be successful in the freelance work domain.

Clemson Smith Muniz

COORDINATOR/MODERATOR: Marilia Gutierrez, Managing Editor Café Media LLC PANELISTS: Carolina Gonzalez, Consulting & Freelance, Clemson Smith Muniz, President, Smith Muniz Productions, Inc. Marcela Toledo, Spanish Language Print Freelancer

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Diversity in the Age of Layoffs? FRIDAY 3:30 p.m. – 5:00 p.m. ROOM 202-A Battling the Beast: Better Business Reporting and Writing FRIDAY 3:30 p.m. – 5:00 p.m.
Sponsored by State Farm The state of the U.S. economy remains one of the most crucial stories to hit the news and covering it with style, knowledge, and authority is key. This session is all about understanding what it means to write a "business" Ruth Merino Rafael LamaBonilla story. Covering business beats requires the same skills as any other beat, but this workshop will provide tools on how to tackle business stories, add sophistication to reporting and piece together larger trend stories. Speakers will talk about developing stories and beats, the writing process and understanding audiences. Panelists include accomplished journalists from various backgrounds: wire services, investigative teams, niche publications and newspapers. COORDINATOR: Ruth Merino, coautora, "Periodismo y creatividad", editora, El Nuevo Día MODERATOR: Dan Grech, Americas Desk Reporter, MarketPlace PANELISTS: Roberto Sandoval, Editor, Sacramento Bee Frances Ryan, Reporter, Caribbean Business Rafael Lama-Bonilla, Business Editor, El Nuevo Día Emily Chasan, Journalist, Reuters News

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You've read about it, heard about it, seen it or possibly even lived it: minority journalists losing their jobs. Can Larry Olmstead Rafael Olmeda Ken Irby diversity survive the industry's transformation? Should it? Willl it ever become a priority again? Come learn how new ventures are tapping into diversity to develop successful business models. Come hear why diversity is still important. And get tips on how to use diversity as an effective tool to achieve your goals -- or keep your job. MODERATOR: Larry Olmstead, President, Leading Edge Associates, President PANELISTS: Rafael Olmeda, West Editor, South Florida SunSentinel, President, UNITY: Journalists of Color Aminda Marques, Senior Editor, Miami Herald Ken Irby, Visual Journalism Group Leader and Director of Diversity, The Poynter Institute

Live Shots in the Best and Worst of Times FRIDAY 3:30 p.m. – 5:00 p.m.

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This is one of the most popular seminars in the lot. Come hear the experts talk about how to make your live shots more engaging. They will also coach you on how to do a live shot in dangerous and uncomfortable situations. They will be showing lots of examples of their work and give you tips that can make you shine in the worst situations imaginable. They will also advise you on how to keep your concentration while the action continues around you. Bring your own live shot and have it critiqued. You’ll be a better reporter because of it. MODERATOR: Elizabeth Espinosa, Reporter/Anchor, KTLA PANELISTS: Jess Duran, Reporter, Channel One en Español Rafael Lenin Lopez, Reporter, WAPA-TV, Puerto Rico, Anchor, Radio Isla 1320 am Morning Program Jose Esteves, Reporter, Telemundo

PhotoSynth Demo FRIDAY 3:45 p.m. – 5:00 p.m.

ROOM 101

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Get hands-on experience with one of the emerging technologies on the Web. Microsoft’s Photosynth “changes the way you experience and share photos.” While available for sometime, this application made its journalism debut during CNN’s 2009 inauguration cover, under the title “The Moment.”

INSTRUCTOR: Robert Hernandez, Assistant Professor of Professional Practice, USC Annenberg School of Journalism

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Geek Out! Playing with Tech/ Group Review of Hardware FRIDAY 3:45 p.m. – 5:00 p.m. ROOM 102

Saturday, June 27, 2009
Flash Workshop SATURDAY 9:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m ROOM 102

Now that you've experienced multimedia and online technologies, what products work best for which action? This will be an open session where participants can talk about different hardware and software to best accomplish their new tasks. Whether you have a smartphone, cell phone or “moronphone,’ this session will allow people to Joe Ruiz maximize their technology and learn from others which products deserve your money. INSTRUCTORS: Joe Ruiz, Web Editor, KSAT.com

Puerto Rican Political Grand Ballroom Foyer, Cartoonists and Photojournalists Third Floor Reception Showcase FRIDAY 6:00 p.m. – 7:30 p.m.
Sponsored by El Nuevo Día View the best images from photojournalists in Puerto Rico through the years, as selected by the island's Asociación de Fotoperiodistas de Puerto Rico. Also displayed will be political cartoons depicting artists' interpretation of elections and political events in Latin America and Spain.

Get an introductory course into one of the most complex and innovated applications that changes the way we can tell stories. Flash can do interactive graphics, games, be a AV player and much more. But, in this halfRobert Hector Vega day class, you’ll learn the basics, Hernandez including animation. COORDINATOR: Robert Hernandez, Assistant Professor of Professional Practice, USC Annenberg School of Journalism INSTRUCTOR: Hector Vega, Multimedia Web Developer, El Nuevo Dia

Final Cut for Multimedia Production Universidad del SATURDAY 9:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. Sagrado Corazón
A daylong workshop to teach techniques on developing multimedia content with the Final Cut software. With emphasis on Photo and Video Production for the web. Workshop will discuss file management and workflow, basic and advanced editing techniques, tips and tricks, and preparing a final presentation for web display.

Hall of Fame Gala & El Gran Baile Grand Ballroom, FRIDAY 7:30 p.m. - Midnight Third Floor
Co-sponsored by Continental Airlines and the U.S. Army Join NAHJ as we induct Geraldo Rivera, host of Fox’s newsmagazine “Geraldo-atLarge”; KRON "Weekend Morning News" anchor Ysabel Durón; and founder and editor of El Tecolote newspaper and professor of journalism at City College of San Francisco Juan Gonzales into the NAHJ Hall of Fame. We will also honor Manuel Suárez, recipient of this the 2009 President’s Award.

Candace Barbot

COORDINATOR: Natalie Guillen, Staff Photographer, Santa Fe New Mexican INSTRUCTORS: Marlene Lopez, Trainer, Creative D.A.V.E. Nicole Martinez, Trainer, Creative D.A.V.E. Candace Barbot, Freelance journalist Note: People registered for Final Cut Session must board a bus leaving the convention center at 8:15 a.m. in order to arrive at Universidad del Sagrado Corazón at 9:00 a.m.

Geraldo Rivera

Ysabel Durón

El Poder de La Imagen y La Voz SATURDAY 9:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.

ROOM 101

Juan Gonzalez

Manuel Suárez

Si no alcanzaste a asistir a la sesión de medio día el miércoles, no te puedes perder este taller abreviado, donde Mirna Pineda presentará técnicas de vocalización, dicción e improvisación para aprovechar la voz como herramienta de comunicación. También mostrará como los vicios y clichés del periodismo electrónico pueden desecharse
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poniendo atención a las muletillas orales y escritas de redacción y mejorando la imagen corporal en las presentaciones. INSTRUCTOR: Mirna Pineda, Freelance Producer, Author Magali García Ramis, Profesora, Escuela de Comunicación de la Universidad de Puerto Rico. Juan Antonio Ramos, Autor, El libro de la rabia Ruth Merino, coautora de “Periodismo y creatividad” y editora de El Nuevo Día

Literatura de la Realidad: Uso de Recursos Literarios en el Periodismo SATURDAY 9:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.

ROOM 103 ¡Adiós, Borínquen Querida! Closing Party SATURDAY 9:00 p.m. – 1:00 a.m. Las Olas Ballroom, Caribe Hilton Hotel

Se espera que los medios impresos provean contenidos con “valor agregado” a sus lectores. Uno de esos valores es la calidad de la escritura. En este taller los participantes aprenderán a desarrollar sus ideas para crónicas y reportajes, identificar los temas universales en la historia, escoger los detalles más interesantes y pertinentes, Ruth Merino y usar su intuición para escribir encabezamientos (“leads”) atractivos e intrigantes y finales dramáticos. Se discutirán también los elementos propios de una historia. Entre ellos: el ambiente, los protagonistas de la acción, el argumento (que incluye las acciones y sus consecuencias así como las reacciones que causan dichas acciones en los protagonistas), los episodios que contribuyen a crear la tensión dramática y la resolución del conflicto. MODERADOR: Mario Alegre Barrios, Editor, El Nuevo Día PANELISTS: Mayra Montero, editorialista y columnista, El Nuevo Día

Rums provided by Rums of Puerto Rico Say goodbye to Puerto Rico with more music, a little food, and more fun! We end the week by partying hard – like Puerto Ricans do – to the beat of salsa, reggaetón, Spanish rock, R & B and everything in between. Of course more plena, sing alongs and Puerto Rico’s version of a "conga line" will move your spirit. Take a break from dancing all kinds of music and roam the patio under the stars or stroll under the palm trees by the ocean. And speaking of spirits, it’s the final chance to get a taste of Puerto Rico by sampling all the island’s rums in all kinds of hard and colorful drinks courtesy of Rums of Puerto Rico. You’ll surely remember this great night with old and new friends as you head back home.

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