The Honorable Julián Castro, newly installed as Secretary of the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development, will return to his hometown of San Antonio this week as part of the National Association of Hispanic Journalists conference August 7-9, where NAHJ will celebrate its founding three decades ago.
Secretary Castro will be speaking at the NAHJs Hall of Fame Gala on Saturday, August 9, and will join more than 1,000 journalists and many others in the Alamo City for the three-day gathering where a number of cutting-edge issues will be discussed.
NAHJs opening plenary session on Thursday, August 7, will focus on the current crisis of unaccompanied minors on the U.S.-Mexico border, and will highlight notable speakers on the subject, including U.S. Rep. Joaquín Castro, who will talk about the legislative and policy implications of the current immigration debate.
The NAHJ conference will also include a discussion with leading media executives on diversity in the media, a news management training program, a look at investigative journalism techniques, and the growth of Spanish-language media, among other timely topics. Immigration activist José Antonio Vargas will also be on hand to present his film, Documented, on Saturday, August 9.
For more information on the 2014 NAHJ Convention, click here: http://nahjconvention.org/
All sessions are open to press coverage.
¡NAHJ 30: AYER, AHORA, ADELANTE!
The National Association of Hispanic Journalists (NAHJ) is dedicated to the recognition and professional advancement of Hispanics in the news industry. Established in April 1984, NAHJ created a national voice and unified vision for all Hispanic journalists. NAHJ is governed by an 18-member board of directors that consists of executive officers and regional directors who represent geographic areas of the United States and the Caribbean. The national office is located in Washington, D.C. NAHJ has approximately 1,500 members, including working journalists, journalism students, other media-related professionals and journalism educators. For more information, visit www.nahj.org.