Friday, January 3, 2014
Tuesday, November 5, 2013
|2013 interns Eric Uribe, Sandy Lopez and Yvette Cruz join NAHJ Nevada President Michelle Rindels at a Cafecito mentorship event at Sambalatte on June 29, 2013.|
- 10 paid work weeks.
- Professional experiences in two languages.
- A dedicated NAHJ mentor/coach
- Assistance finding housing.
The paid internship is a crash course in hands-on news and feature reporting. Interns will go through a brief orientation before they’ll be expected to write regularly and deliver in-depth stories on deadline.
Interns will be assigned a mentor to provide advice and guidance during the summer. They’ll also find support from the diverse group of journalists in NAHJ Nevada.
Interns who excel may be considered for other opportunities, including full-time employment at the RJ.
- You have journalism experience.
- You’re a junior or senior in college, in graduate school, or have graduated either within the past six months.
- Preferably, you can speak and write in Spanish.
- You are an active member of the National Association of Hispanic Journalists. (To join, visit nahj.org. Annual fee is $25.)
To apply and for more information, go to: nahjnevada.blogspot.com or email email@example.com.
Applications due February 1, 2013
Winner(s) announced by March 1, 2013
Thursday, October 17, 2013
For this edition of Members on the Move, we check in with NAHJ Nevada co-founder Annette Raveneau. After working at Univision, Annette transitioned into PR and headed up the Know Your Care initiative at Las Vegas PR firm Ramirez Group. If you haven't seen her this fall, it's because she suddenly left for D.C.! She fills us in on the big career move.
NAHJ Nevada: If you've left VEGAS, there must be a good reason! What are you up to in Washington, D.C.?
Annette Raveneau: I am the National Latino Press Secretary and Regional Communications Director (AZ, TX, GA) for Enroll America. Enroll America is a 501c3 that educates Americans about the new health insurance options available to them through the new Health Insurance Marketplace, as a provision of the Affordable Care Act. Our Get Covered America campaign (#GetCovered) is geared towards just that and we partner with other organizations like FamiliesUSA, Doctors for America, Young Invincibles among others to reach as many people as possible.
AR: It went as smooth as a three-day hurry up and pack, donate, sell, leave can be ... I did not get to say goodbye properly to sooo many special people, so it was nice to see some of our NAHJ Nevada members at the Excellence in Journalism conference.
NN: What's a typical day like for you living in the nation's capital?
AR: I live inside DC, so not Maryland or Virginia. I take the bus to work. The last time I depended on public transport was my first semester of college in Miami, but I think I can get used to it. The bus stop is literally a three minute walk from my door step. I use an app that tells me when the bus will get here, so I can calculate the time to walk my dog put him back and head out! ;-)
NN: Mass transit ... tell us about that.
AR: On the bus you encounter pretty interesting characters and all kinds of people. I only need to use one bus that also drops me across the street from my downtown office building.
NN: How is the actual job going? You must be crazy busy since the big health care rollout.
AR: I work long hours -- about 10-12 hour days -- but I believe in our mission and my co-workers do as well. I feel respected and welcomed. There are not that many Latinos in headquarters and I'm the only Latina in the communications department in DC. So they really listen to what I have to bring to the conversation. I was tasked to lead our media call for Hispanic Heritage Month about the new Health Insurance Marketplace and I mentioned the importance of doing half of the call in Spanish. We did it and it was a great success. I know I will make a big difference here!
NN: How's your dog taking the move?
AR: My doggie got his first and official contracted dog-walker, so apparently this is not just for the rich and famous! The lady comes, texts me when she gets home, walks my dog for 20 mins. Practices commands (in Spanish porque mi niño no entiende inglés), gives him a good rub, a treat and off she goes, I already got a report card, he got an A++!!! I'm a proud Mama! Plus less stress that I have to rush home.
NN: Any downfalls about D.C.?
AR: Besides the crazy expensive grocery bills, I have not had time to like it or dislike it. I would come to DC every year when I was a child growing up in Panama, so being here brings back memories of those fun trips. I have family here, so I don't feel as alone as I did in Vegas... there is something about the blood connection that makes you feel safe! I think I'm going to fall in love with DC! All the cultural differences ... Will miss the good Mexican food, I heard the Mexican restaurants are not the best here.
NN: Do you miss us?!
AR: From Vegas I'll miss my friends, NAHJ Nevada, FirstMed Health and Wellness Center, the winters, Red Rock, Mt. Charleston, cute Boulder City, my drives to L.A. and all the great concerts and comedy shows plus all the friends that travel to Vegas for business or pleasure.
NN: We'll let you get back to work spreading the word about health care. But one last question -- if we're covering Obamacare and need some help, how do we reach you?
AR: If you know members of the media that want to cover what we do tell them to write to Press@enrollamerica.org to be put on our media list. And follow me on Twitter at @AnnetteRaveneau.
NN: Thanks, Annette!
Thursday, October 10, 2013
Dozens of journalists and public agency spokespeople converged on The Cosmopolitan Oct. 10 for an evening of networking, fun and spectacular views of the Strip. The mixer -- our second annual -- is meant bring together those of us who work with each other daily but rarely get the chance to meet outside the context of deadlines and crisis situations. Special thanks to our sponsor, The Cosmopolitan, for introducing us to the top-notch cuisine at Comme Ca and ensuring our drinks never ran empty. We're also so grateful for their gift of a raffle prize, which helped us raise much-needed funds for future events. Our lucky winner, spokesman Brian Connett of the Nevada Department of Corrections, took home a two-night stay at a Cosmopolitan suite! Thanks to all who attended and showed their support. We hope you had as delightful an evening as we did!
Friday, September 6, 2013
|Xazmin poses with staff at the Review-Journal press room who regularly read her column and requested to meet her before her final day Sept. 6, 2013.|
Xazmin Garza, who's written for the Review-Journal since 2005, wrapped up this chapter of her life today in pursuit of new adventures in Boston! Xazmin has worked as a fashion and feature writer, but her wit and sass are best found in her popular column, X=Why. Xazmin was instrumental in establishing NAHJ Nevada's internship at the RJ, and helped select and mentor interns through the summer. In Boston, she'll join her husband, NAHJ Nevada alum Antonio Planas, who took a job as a crime reporter at the Boston Herald in the spring. Fortunately for all of us, she'll continue to write in her column from a distance!
Saturday, August 31, 2013
|NAHJ Nevada members met at Viva Las Arepas on Aug. 31, 2013, to elect a new board for the 2013-2014 year. Officers include (L-R) Secretary Vincent Hernandez, Treasurer Luis Hernandez, President Luz Gray and Vice President Hernando Amaya.|
NAHJ Nevada held elections today and has selected a new board to take the group to the next level for 2013-2014. A big congratulations to:
- President: Luz Gray. Luz works as production director for Univision Radio and also hosts the community affairs program "Contacto En Vivo Con Luz." For the past year, she's worked as a social media coordinator for the chapter, keeping our Facebook, Twitter and blog fresh and up-to-date.
- Vice President: Hernando Amaya. Hernando is the editor of Spanish-language weekly El Tiempo. He also co-hosts a news radio program Saturday mornings on 94.5 FM. Hernando served as vice president last year and continues in the role.
- Treasurer: Luis Hernandez. Luis is a radio host at KNPR and currently works the early shift at the station's "Morning Edition" program. In the past year, he's helped the chapter coordinate events including the Cafecito with Steve Sebelius and the Covering Immigration Better workshop.
- Secretary: Vincent Hernandez. Vincent is a Web producer at KSNV Channel 3. He's helped the chapter with graphic design projects and helped organize a debate watching party during the general elections.
Monday, August 26, 2013
|Michelle Rindels, second from right, stands with other newly elected regional directors during the NAHJ Hall of Fame Gala Aug. 26, 2013, in Anaheim, Calif.|
After a year as president of NAHJ Nevada, Michelle has been elected to the national NAHJ board as Region 7 Director. In addition to representing members in Nevada, Utah, Arizona, New Mexico, Colorado and Wyoming on the board, she'll help members in those states establish or revive chapters and organize region-wide events.