February 2016 Newsletter


Just a couple of days into February and we are ready to start our activities!

We have a workshop about covering elections this month. We also opened up our scholarship application period for undergraduate and graduate students. And we are working daily on this year’s gala.

We would like you to get involved. Want to help prepare a workshop, help host our gala or help in one our committees, please let us know.

Send a message to president@dfwhispanic.org and I will connect you with the right HCDFW member!

See you soon at one of our events!


Karina Ramirez
HCDFW President


Join us Saturday, Feb. 20 for our first workshop of the year, just in time before the March 1st Texas primaries. Our first session will start at 10 a.m. Remember, workshops are free for members!

Details and registration information is available here: http://bit.ly/1JSfSio.

2016 GALA

It is gala season for HCDFW, our annual event will be held April 16 at 6 p.m. at the eM The Venue, 1500 Dragon St. in Dallas. Our keynote speaker will be NAHJ Lifetime member Alfredo Corchado, who recently became the director of The Borderlands Program at the Cronkite School of Journalism in Arizona.

Sponsorship information is already listed online. Prices to attend gala will be posted next week. Check out our page to see how you can help.

Contact our Gala Chair Magda Salazar at gala@dfwhispanic.org if you have any questions.


Our 2016 scholarships are available for graduating high school seniors, undergrad or graduate students. Deadline is Feb. 29.

Details: http://bit.ly/1nQ1X2h.


Congratulations to HCDFW 2015 scholarship recipient, Elvia Limón, who started her Spring semester internship at The Dallas Morning News! Send your congrats to https://twitter.com/elvialimon.

Have news to share, please send us as message to membership@dfwhispanic.org.


We welcome the following new members to our HCDFW familia:

  • Gilma Avalos, CBS 11 News
  • Daniela Parraga, Telemundo Lubbock
  • Monica Favila Cortez, CBS 11 News
  • Seila Jenkins, Mary Kay
  • Martha Loza
  • Astrid Martinez, NBC Universal
  • Luz Varela

Help us become a great chapter, continue to renew and ask others to join us!

It is every important that you review your membership profile for NAHJ and have selected “Dallas/Fort Worth” as your local chapter. This is the only way for us to verify that you have joined or have renewed with our organization.

The NAHJ Membership application is available here: http://bit.ly/1CzXsuY.

If you have questions about your membership, please contact Yaneh Guillen-Diaz, director of membership at NAHJ. Once you have renewed, please send your email receipt to membership@dfwhispanic.org.

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