Awards

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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CCNMA Names Los Angeles’ Most Influential Latina Journalists

From national news to entertainment news, local investigations to sports, CCNMA: Latino Journalists of California is excited to unveil it’s first ever 45 most influential Latina Journalists in Los Angeles.

“On our 45th anniversary year, the California Chicano News Media Association is proud to honor 45 leading Latinas in Southern California journalism,” said Joe Rodriguez, CCNMA President. ”The range of their hard work spans all news media. Their influence reaches millions and their example will inspire many more young Latina women–and men–to pursue careers in journalism.”

The list was compiled by the CCNMA board of directors and is based on three-criteria: the quality of work, the size and importance of the journalist’s reach (broadcast, circulation, social media), and the arc of the journalist’s career—résumé and future.

Here is the list (alphabetical order)

  1. Diana Alvarado KMEX
  2. Ashley Alvarado KPCC
  3. Annette Arreola KNBC
  4. Kim Baldonado KNBC
  5. Leslie Berestein Rojas KPCC
  6. Cecilia Bogran KMEX
  7. Claudia Botero KMEX
  8. Maryhelen Campa CBS News Producer
  9. Ana Patricia Candiani Telemundo 52
  10. Cindy Carcamo LA Times
  11. Crystal Cruz KCBS
  12. Mandalit del Barco NPR West
  13. Laura Diaz KTTV
  14. Alysha Del Valle KNBC
  15. Dunia Elvir Telemundo 52
  16. Paloma Esquivel LA Times
  17. Erika Flores KMEX
  18. Daniella Guzman KNBC
  19. Liz Hernandez Access Hollywood
  20. Miriam Hernandez KABC
  21. Azalea Iñiguez Telemundo 52
  22. Leticia Juarez KABC
  23. Jovana Lara KABC
  24. Ellen Leyva KABC
  25. Lolita Lopez KNBC
  26. Suzanne Marques KCBS
  27. Jennifer Medina New York Times, Los Angeles Bureau
  28. Natalie Morales Access Hollywood
  29. Anabel Munoz KABC
  30. Sandy Nuñez ESPN
  31. Dinorah Pérez Telemundo 52
  32. Elsa Ramon KCBS
  33. Norma Roque KMEX
  34. Nicole Santa Cruz LA Times
  35. Gina Silva FOX11
  36. Gabriela Teisser KMEX
  37. Marla Tellez FOX 11
  38. Alexis Tirado Buzzfeed
  39. Michelle Valles KNBC
  40. Kathy Vara KNBC
  41. Vikki Vargas KNBC
  42. Eleanore Vega CBS News, Los Angeles Bureau Chief
  43. Luz Villarreal CBS Evening News
  44. Cindy Von Quednow KTLA Digital
  45. Myra Zuleta CBS This Morning

CCNMA will honor these Latina journalists on October 4th at the CCNMA “Latinas” breakfast and honor of them with the prestigious “Latina Journalists of the Year award.”

We invite you to attend the breakfast from 9:00-10:00 at the Line Hotel, 3515 Wilshire Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90010. Tickets available here.

The breakfast benefits the CCNMA scholarship fund and will highlight the great work of all the Latina journalists on the list.

It also kicks off Hispancize LA, the largest social media and influencer conference in California. CCNMA is a proud parter of Hispancize LA that will incorporate social media training, technology development in story telling and diversity discussions in the tech and news industry.

If you like to attend the event, register here.

 

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Ruben Salazar Award Presentation Moved from NAHJ Conference

Los Angeles – After an unexpected vote by the National Association of Hispanic Journalists (NAHJ) to review the memorandum of understanding with the California Chicano News Media Association (CCNMA) “eyeing at termination”, CCNMA has decided to move the presentation of the prestigious Ruben Salazar Award for excellence in journalism to it’s October 4th event.

“CCNMA’s Ruben Salazar Award has for decades been one of the top prizes for Latino journalism,” said Joe Rodriguez, president of CCNMA/NAHJ Los Angeles. “We did not want to present the award under the cloud created by the NAHJ board’s decision to jeapordize our partnership. That would not have been fair to the winner and finalists and it would have taken the spotlight away from the memory of Ruben Salazar.”

The award, named after legendary journalist Ruben Salazar, is given to a journalist or group of journalists that have exhibited excellence in  journalism while covering Latinos in Southern California.

Three works of journalism are finalists for the award. Each of the finalists have been alerted of the changes and are disappointed, but excited to attend the new event in the fall.

To register for HispanicizeLA and the CCNMA Latinas Event, click here.

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2017 Ruben Salazar Excellence in Journalism Award Finalists Announced

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

The winner will be announced at the Excellence in Journalism conference in Anaheim, California on September 8th, 11:30am pt at the National Association of Hispanic Journalists Ñ Awards Luncheon inside the Anaheim Marriott, 700 West Convention Way.

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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