Join CCNMA and NAHJ in a historic night filled with music and honored guests

What do Mariachi Divas, Alfredo Corchado and KNBC have in common?

They will all be at the 36th Annual CCNMA Scholarship Banquet where CCNMA: Latino Journalists of California and the National Association of Hispanic Journalists announce their historic partnership.

This year, CCNMA is honored to recognize the following individuals at the banquet on Friday, June 10.

  • Alfredo Corchado, author of “Midnight in Mexico” and editor of the borderlands desk of Cronkite News at Arizona PBS: Corchado is an award-winning Mexican-American journalist who has covered Mexico for many years, and is currently the Mexico City bureau chief of The Dallas Morning News. His book, “Midnight in Mexico,” documents his personal experience in Mexico where murders in Ciudad Juárez were commonplace, the ruthless drug cartels of Mexico put targets on the back of competitors and journalists alike, and government corruption left the powerful mostly unscrutinized.
  • Inez Gonzalez, director of the Latino Communications Initiative at California State University Fullerton: Of the nearly 3,700 students enrolled in the College of Communications at California State University, Fullerton, about 40 percent are Latino. Without a prior program to build upon, Gonzalez started the Latino Communications Initiative and has developed the program into a recognized local program that prepares Latino students for the workforce and supports their development through relevant courses, research and a broad spectrum of educational opportunities.
  • Miguel Almaguer, NBC News correspondent: Almaguer is an American journalist. He is a correspondent for NBC News, reporting for all divisions of the network and based at their Los Angeles bureau. Almaguer has shown that being a Latino journalist doesn’t limit you to Latino issues. His work has been nominated for an array of stories. “NBC’s Miguel Almaguer was the most-seen correspondent on network evening newscasts in 2015, racking up a total of 284 minutes on NBC Nightly News,” according to TV Newser.
  • KNBC, Los Angeles

Not only will guests enjoy a cash bar and an excellent dinner at the gorgeous Millennium Biltmore Hotel in Los Angeles, they’ll be supporting media diversity with their dollars and enjoy the company of guests who have blazed a trail for the Latino journalists who will come after them.

Tickets can be purchased through PayPal on the events page.

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Scholarship to honor late Los Angeles Times photojournalist Rick Corrales

Rick Corrales was an award-winning photojournalist. Starting 2016, a scholarship in his name will support students pursuing photojournalism. (Sandy Corrales Favila)

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.

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CCNMA scholarship application open

California students planning to pursue a career in journalism are invited to apply for the CCNMA scholarships.

Deadline is April 2, 2016. For rules and application, click here.

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2015 CCNMA Scholarship Recipients

Congratulations to the 2015 CCNMA Scholarship Recipients

Joel Garcia Memorial Scholarship

Barbara Estrada
Miami, Florida

Paolo Uggetti
Sylmar, California

Frank del Olmo Memorial Scholarship

Pilar de Haro
Northridge, California
California State University, Northridge

George Ramos Memorial Scholarship

Claudia Buccio
Garden Grove, California

Skip Morgan Memorial Scholarship

Ana Perez
North Hollywood, California
Cal Poly Pomona

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2014 CCNMA Scholarship Recipients

Congratulations to the 2014 CCNMA Scholarship Recipients

George Ramos Memorial Scholarship

Alexander Corey
California State University, Northridge

Joel Garcia Memorial Scholarship

Stephanie Guzman
Arizona State University

Skip Morgan Memorial Scholarship

Jasmine Leyva
San Jose State University

Frank del Olmo Memorial Scholarship

Janel Pineda
Los Angeles
Dickinson College

Felíx J. Gutíerrez Memorial Scholarship

Adriana Ramos
Justin-Siena H.S./Napa Valley College

Amanda Villalobos
Santa Maria
San Francisco State University

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