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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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The 2018 Most Influential Latina Journalists in Southern California


Los Angeles, CA – From Investigative journalists to network reporters, the 15 journalists chosen for the 2018 Most Influential Latina Journalists in Southern California List are comprised of some of the hardest working journalists in the industry.
CCNMA: Latinx Journalists of California chose the 15 honorees based on the work they’ve completed in the past year, the impact of that work and each honorees reach and influence in the communities they cover.
In 2017, CCNMA unveiled the first year of the list, honoring 45 Latina Journalists to commemorate the 45th year anniversary of CCNMA.
This year, we set the standard at 15. Each year, we will pick 15 Latina journalists to be on the prestigious list.
To honor each of these amazing journalists, CCNMA is teaming up with Hispancize LA for the “Latinas Breakfast” on October 12th at the Intercontinental Hotel in Century City at 9am.
At the breakfast, one of the 15 will be named the Latina Journalist of the Year and the Latina Journalist on the Rise Award.
The breakfast kicks off the Hispancize LA conference which is the largest gathering of Latino content creators on the West Coast. Hundreds of Latino trendsetters and newsmakers in digital content creation, journalism, marketing, entertainment and tech entrepreneurship will be attendance.
Here is the full list of the 15 Latina Journalists named to the 2018 list (alphabetical order):
  1. Elizabeth Aguilera, CALmatters
  2. Esmeralda Bermudez, Los Angeles Times
  3. Cecilia Bográn, Univision 34
  4. Rosy Cordero, Los Angeles based entertainment writer & reporter
  5. Elizabeth Espinosa, KTLA-5, KFI, PBS So Cal
  6. Mariel Garza, Los Angeles Times
  7. Jean Guerrero, KPBS
  8. Jaqueline Hurtado, CNN en Español
  9. Lolita Lopez, KNBC, Los Angeles
  10. Shereen Marisol Meraji, NPR
  11. Pilar Marrero, Independent Journalist
  12. Carolina Miranda, Los Angeles Times
  13. Alejandra Molina, Next City Equitable Cities Fellow/USC Journalism News Fellow
  14. Norma Roque, Univision 34
  15. Eileen Truax, Independent Journalist

 

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Jonathan Gold | 1960 – 2018

We are heartbroken by the passing of Los Angeles Times restaurant critic Jonathan Gold. He was a husband, a father and an inspiration to many journalists and foodies. Our thoughts are with his wife, CCNMA president Laurie Ochoa, and his family in this difficult time.

In honor of Mr. Gold’s memory, many journalists and chefs have reflected on his work and impact on the culinary community. Below are some tributes written about him recently.

Los Angeles Times

L.A. Taco

The New York Times

LA Weekly

If you would like to share a memory of him, you can do so here.

Read his Pulitzer prize-winning work here.

For the Family of Jonathan Gold: Consider Donation.

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