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Read CCNMA’s letter to ViacomCBS

The CCNMA board of directors has sent the following letter to ViacomCBS, demanding transparency and explanation following the recent removal of West Coast Bureau Chief Eleanore Vega.

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Robert Lopez, Jacqueline Garcia and Luz Villarreal join CCNMA’s Board of Directors

Please join us in congratulating the newest members of CCNMA’s board of directors.

Robert Lopez

Lopez is the associate vice president for communications and public affairs at Cal State LA. Previously, he was an investigative journalist at the Los Angeles Times. He was part of a team of Times reporters that won the 2011 Pulitzer Prize for Public Service.

Jacqueline Garcia

Garcia is currently a reporter for La Opinion, one of the largest Spanish-language newspapers in the United States.
She has previously reported for Hispanic Link News Service in Washington D.C., Noticias 62 [KRCA Estrella TV] and Eastern Group Publications [EGP News] in Los Angeles. She is a former recipient of the Frank del Olmo and Ruben Salazar scholarships of CCNMA. As a student at CSUN she helped to bring back the CCNMA chapter and as the president and vice-president encouraged students to apply for these scholarships.

Luz Villarreal

Villarreal is a product of CCNMA. In high school, she attended the organization’s Urban Journalism Workshop at Cal State Northridge. She received CCNMA scholarships in college. She spent her first year working as a reporter for the Minority Editorial Training program at the Los Angeles Times. After 8 years in print, Luz transitioned to broadcast news as a producer.  She’s worked at Dateline NBC and most recently, CBS Evening News. Luz is now in Public relations where she is the Director of Public Affairs for the Association for Los Angeles Deputy Sheriffs (ALADS).

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2018 Latina Journalist on the Rise Recipient

Los Angeles – The CCNMA NAHJ board has selected Jean Guerrero of KPBS as the 2018 Latina Journalist on the Rise recipient.

This is the first year of the award and is given by CCNMA to a young Latina journalist who has demonstrated exception work in the preceding year.

“Jean Guerrero… shows great promise having already distinguished herself for her reporting on the complex issues that connect and divide the United States and Latin America.” sad the CCNMA selection committee. “Her work has been honored by the San Diego Press Club and Society of Professional Journalists, and she was named 2016 winner of the prestigious PEN/FUSION Emerging Writers Prize for Crux, a memoir about her father.”

We will celebrate Guerrero and her accomplishments at Latinas breakfast, October 12th at the Intercontinental Hotel, 2151 Avenue of the Stars, Los Angeles, CA 90067 at 9am.

The breakfast also celebrates the 15 most influential Latina journalists in Southern California, the recipients of the Ruben Salazar Award and the students who are the recipients of the CCNMA annual scholarship program. It also kicks off HispanicizeLA, the two-day long program that focuses of diversity, digital, film and social media.

To register for the HispancizeLA conference, please register here. CCNMA NAHJ members use the code: CCNMA15. Here is the link to register: https://www.hispanicizela.com

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 2018 Latina Journalist of the Year

Los Angeles – The CCNMA NAHJ board has selected Pilar Marrero as the 2018 Latina Journalist of the Year.

The honor is given by CCNMA for outstanding journalism done in the preceding year by a Latina journalist in California.

“Marrero is one of the country’s most distinguished reporters on immigration and politics,” said the CCNMA selection committee. “Her work has won awards and fellowships from New America Media, the New School, and the International Center for Journalists for her coverage of the issues and challenges of the Latino community.“

We will celebrate Marrero and her accomplishments at Latinas breakfast, October 12th at the Intercontinental Hotel, 2151 Avenue of the Stars, Los Angeles, CA 90067 at 9am.

The breakfast also celebrates the 15 most influential Latina journalists in Southern California, the recipients of the Ruben Salazar Award and the students who are the recipients of the CCNMA annual scholarship program. It also kicks off HispanicizeLA, the two-day long program that focuses of diversity, digital, film and social media.

To register for the HispancizeLA conference, please register here. CCNMA NAHJ members use the code: CCNMA15. Here is the link to register: https://www.hispanicizela.com

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2018 Ruben Salazar Award Finalists

Santa Monica, CA – On behalf of the California Chicano News Media Association, it is our great pleasure to announce the two finalists for the prestigious Ruben Salazar Award for excellence in journalism.

•  Palmira Perez, Eduardo Mancera & Luis Felipe Godinez; En Busca de mi Libertad

• Denisse Salazar, The Orange County Register; Here’s one Santa Ana family’s story of generational gang violence. Can the city’s latest efforts break the cycle?  

The winner will be announced at our Latinas Breakfast that kicks off the Hispanicize LA conference in Century City, California on October 12th, 9am pt at the InterContinental Hotel, 2151 Avenue of the Stars, Los Angeles, CA 90067.

Congratulations to the finalists for being selected for this journalism award in honor of an American legend, truth seeker and defender of the Latino community – Ruben Salazar.

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