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National Association of Hispanic Journalists Hall of Fame

May 15, 2018 – During the NAHJ 2018 conference in Miami, FL four of the nation’s top journalists, academics and newsroom innovators will be inducted into the National Association of Hispanic Journalists’ Hall of Fame.

Rosental Alves, leader in online journalism and connecting Latin America and the United States journalism; journalism’s innovator and big thinker, Alberto Ibargüen; Mindy Marques, the first Latina executive editor of the Miami Herald; and master of watchdog journalism, Mc Nelly Torres will be inducted into the 2018 Hall of Fame class. This year’s gala honoring these individuals will be held on Saturday, July 21, 2018 at the InterContinental Hotel during the 2018 International Training Conference and Career Fair.

“I am honored to announce these four candidates for Hall of Fame recognition. These outstanding journalists have pushed the meaning of journalism to new standards and have redefined the industry through their unprecedented positions and inventive ideologies,” said Brandon Benavides, President of NAHJ.  “I look forward to celebrating these individuals’ accomplishments.”

Meet the 2018 inductees:

Mc Nelly Torres dominates the world of investigative journalism. Through her investigative work she has published stories for the San Antonio Express-News in Texas, the Morning News in South Carolina, The Lawton Constitution in Oklahoma, and the Sun-Sentinel in South Florida. In these capacities she has uncovered local crimes and created change in communities. Mc Nelly served on the board of Investigative Reporters and Editors and the Florida Society in News Editors board. She has contributed to the advancement of investigative journalism by training journalists in the US, Latin American and the Caribbean in data journalism and investigative tools.

Organization that gave you the award, if applicable: 
National Association of Hispanic Journalists


The Center for Health Journalism’s two-day symposium on domestic violence will provide reporters with a roadmap for covering this public health epidemic with nuance and sensitivity. The first day will take place on the USC campus on Friday, March 17. The Center has a limited number of $300 travel stipends for California journalists coming from outside Southern California and a limited number of $500 travel stipends for those coming from out of state. Journalists attending the symposium will be eligible to apply for a reporting grant of $2,000 to $10,000 from our Domestic Violence Impact Reporting Fund. Find more info here!


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