DALLAS, Texas – (August 4, 2023) — Hispanic Communicators DFW (HCDFW), a nonprofit organization dedicated to advancing the positive representation and influence of Hispanic professionals in media and communications fields, has been recognized as the recipient of the 2023 National Chapter Cup by the National Association of Hispanic Journalists (NAHJ).
The National Chapter Cup is awarded annually to an outstanding NAHJ chapter that meets or exceeds standards set forth by the national body in the areas of education and networking, membership growth, annual elections, scholarship program, and fundraising while demonstrating an unwavering commitment to empowering Hispanic voices and advocating for more Latinos in newsrooms. The Cup was presented during the recent NAHJ National Conference in Miami.
“The volunteers of this organization have consistently worked to provide access to 4-year college and university scholarships, opportunities to network, develop professional skills, and organize mentorship opportunities for students, working journalists, and communications professionals,” said Magda Salazar, president of Hispanic Communicators DFW. “Our past and current members have worked hard to achieve this honor that further motivates our efforts,” added Salazar.
To date, HCDFW has raised over $430,000 and awarded more than 300 scholarships to 309 students of journalism and communications. Our scholarship recipients are successful members of the media in top markets and communication professionals in Fortune 500 companies. Please support future newsmakers by donating.
Hispanic Communicators DFW has been active in supporting more Latinos in newsrooms, in decision-making positions in media outlets, and authentically representing the share of voice and stories of more than 42% Hispanics in Dallas County, 35% in Fort Worth, 30% in Arlington, and 23% in Denton (U.S. Census Bureau).
About Hispanic Communicators DFW:
The Network of Hispanic Communicators – DFW (HCDFW), a 501(c)3 is celebrating more than 40 years of journalism and communications service to Dallas-Fort Worth. The organization advocates for positive representation of Hispanics in the media and in news coverage, promotes professional development within our ranks, and supports future generations of Latinos in our profession through professional development, networking and scholarships to journalism and communication students. For more and to donate to support our scholarship program, please visit https://hcdfw.org/
For media inquiries or more information about Hispanic Communicators DFW, please contact:
Pio del Castillo
HCDFW Vice-President General