March 2016 Newsletter


We held our first workshop, Feb. 20. It was a great event where we discussed the ins-and-outs of covering an election.

Thanks to everyone who participated and provided their suggestions on how to work with political experts, candidates and party officials during this presidential election cycle. Photos of our event are online on our Facebook page.

Our workshops will resume in May, after our gala.

Preparations for our 35th Anniversary Gala are underway and I look forward to seeing you next month to award future communicators some great scholarships. Our event again will be held April 16, at 7 p.m. at the eM The Venue. Details to follow in this newsletter.

This month we will host a special event just for members. A Google News Lab will be held March 16 at UT Arlington so you can learn the latest research tools to help enhance your career. Details of the event will be available online at

Have a wonderful March!


Karina Ramirez
HCDFW President

2016 GALA

Our 35th Anniversary Gala 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, tickets, and event details are available at our 2016 gala page.

We are looking for items for our silent auction, please contact Olmar if you have an item to contribute at

Contact our Gala Chair Magda Salazar at if you have additional questions.


Our scholarship efforts have helped many students start their college education courses or continue their undergraduate or graduate education.

We need you to help us reach our $5,000 goal to give a deserving student the 2nd Bert Lozano Scholarship!

Let Jose Carreon, our first scholarship recipient, tell you how our organization has helped him attend school and what he hopes to accomplish with our scholarship award.

View his video here.


STUDENTS: Our application deadline has been extended to Friday, March 11th. Don’t miss out on your chance to win up to $5,000!!!


We welcome the following new and renewed members to our HCDFW familia:


Michelle McConnell, radio professional

Leslie Addlemann, student


Ana Azpurua, Al Día Dallas

Please continue to renew and update your information with NAHJ. Make sure you 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:

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

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