Members voted and the results are in. CCNMA Board of Directors welcomes three new and three returning board members:
- Yvette Cabrera, Voice of OC
- Rachel Uranga, Los Angeles News Group
- Miguel Melendez, USA Today Sports
- Vanessa Martinez, Los Angeles News Group
- Valerie Mia Juarez, KABC
- Elizabeth Espinosa, Radio and TV personality
To commemorate the life of award-winning photojournalist Rick Corrales, CCNMA is honored to administer a scholarship in his name beginning 2016.
The Richard Corrales Memorial Scholarship was created by Corrales’ sister, Sandy Corrales Favila. The award will go to a student interested in photojournalism. Students pursuing journalism will also be considered.
Corrales died on Nov. 7, 2005. He was 48.
Among his many achievements, Corrales invented the 360-degree Spinshot camera and was an innovator in 3-D animation software. In 1984, Corrales helped the Los Angeles Times team win the Pulitzer Prize for public service with his photos of Latinos in Southern California. He was also awarded the Pulitzer Prize for photo coverage of the 1992 Los Angeles riots and the 1994 Northridge earthquake.
More details about the scholarship will be available in January 2016.
Many award-winning and well-respected Latino journalists have served on the CCNMA board throughout its history, beginning with founders such as Frank del Olmo, Frank Cruz and George Ramos and current board members such as Mariel Garza, Joe Rodriguez and Sandy Nuñez.
Typically, these journalists are drawn to the group’s mission to help diversify newsrooms. Over the years, CCNMA has expanded its efforts by seeking grants and donations for scholarships, and creating programming for students and professional journalists. We couldn’t do any of that without the work put in by board members.
Interested in joining us? We’re accepting nominations until Nov.14. Email firstname.lastname@example.org.
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