The National Association of Hispanic Journalists announced Nov.9 winners of its video contest “Tell Us Your Story.” Jackie Díaz of Silver Spring, Md., won in the professional category, and Paula Machado of Central Florida University won in the student category. In the announcement Ada Alvarez wrote, “As journalists, we tell stories every day. We represent those who wouldn’t have a voice if no one told their story. This time, 15 people told theirs.”
NAHJ is increasing its efforts to return to financial stability. Its 2010 convention did not produce enough revenue. President Michelle Salcedo explained, “Falling short means we have to find other sources of income. With an economic climate as tough as the one we’re in, that’s no easy task.”
The association will nullify inactive chapters, reclaim their membership dues and suspend the dues split with active chapters for the year. It gained 300 new members with a half-price campaign.
Radio and TV Martí hosted a live-stream debate between the Cuban-American candidates for Florida’s 25th Congressional District. Joe García, chairman of the Democratic Party in Miami-Dade, and David Rivera, Florida State representative, answered questions related to U.S.-Cuba relations from independent journalists, economists and others in Cuba.
BLADES A WINNER
After five years of absence, singer-song writer Rubén Blades won a Grammy for best album with his latest production “Cantares de Subdesarrollo.”He recorded the album in 2003 in his garage. Aside from writing and singing, Blades recorded most of the instruments.
Editor’s note: This column was previously published on Hispanic Link News Service.