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October 15th, 2017 | #, #, #, #, #, #, #, #, #, #
Legendary reporter gives special toast and glimpse into tradition

EIJ News Co-Adviser Sandra Gonzalez with Rigo Chacon. Delighted to chat with him about journalism at EIJ17

Excellence in Journalism ’17 may be over, but there is one night that a couple of dozen journalists are treasuring, after being treated to history, culture and poetry from a legendary newsman. Retired TV reporter Rigo Chacon gave a memorable toast before this crowd, as he strolled down memory lane.

It’s been several years since Chacon, the Emmy-award winning retired journalist attended a conference with the National Association of Hispanic Journalists, which was part of EIJ 2017 this year. Continue reading


September 7th, 2017 | #, #, #, #, #, #
NAHJ and CCNMA Relationship in Question

Brandon Benavides, the President of the National Association of Hispanic Journalists, spoke with our News Team about NAHJ’s decision to review its partnership with the California Chicano News Media Association. | Photo by: Elena Piech

A rift between two major Latino journalism organizations has postponed the presentation of the Ruben Salazar Journalism Award during the National Association of Hispanic Journalist’s annual awards luncheon.

Members of the California Chicano News Media Association were surprised to hear that board members of NAHJ announced a request to review the finances shared between the two organizations. Continue reading


September 20th, 2015 | #, #, #, #
Combining forces to advance EIJ

Sonny Albarado, an Arkansas Democratic-Gazette projects editor, speaks during a National Association of Hispanic Journalists meeting Sunday.

Fewer than five percent of this year’s 1,500 attendees to Excellence in Journalism are members of more than one organization associated with the conference. Among those in rarified air, Sonny Albarado, an Arkansas Democratic-Gazette projects editor.“That feels pretty good and it’s actually higher than I thought it would be,” he said.

Excellence in Journalism 2015 is comprised of three organizations, but it wasn’t always that way.  Continue reading


September 18th, 2015 | #, #, #, #, #
The Origins of “Excellence in Journalism”

It’s become an annual pilgrimage, every fall, for journalists and media industry professionals from across the globe to come together. All in the name of ‘Excellence in Journalism,” ready to recruit new hires, learn valuable skills, and discuss the current issues at the forefront of the media industry.

But where did “Excellence in Journalism” come from?

For years prior to the first Excellence in Journalism conference, the Society of Professional Journalists (SPJ) held an annual conference for its’ members. In 2010 the organization combined forces with the Radio Television Digital News Association (RTDNA) to hold a joint conference annually beginning in 2011. Continue reading


August 25th, 2013 | #, #, #, #, #, #
Beyond the Trauma Vortex

Journalists are second responders to any crisis, but nonetheless, they are there to capture the moment, tell the story, and ultimately put their lives on the line all in the name of journalism. “We are the messengers,” Sid Garcia said. Garcia is a general assignment reporter for ABC7 Eyewitness News in California and has, like many journalists, covered stories that changed their lives.


August 24th, 2013 | #, #, #, #
Chrysler Group and Kaiser Permanente Promote Healthy Living at EIJ13

Chrysler Group and Kaiser Permanente have teamed up to challenge National Association of Hispanic Journalists, Society of Professional Journalists, and the Radio Television Digital News Association members to "Step it Up."