March 28, 2015
New York, NY
Free to Members


NAHJ’s first regional conference of the year will be held in a few days. The session topics center around the theme, Latinas in Media, but every attendee can benefit from the knowledge shared in this day-long conference,
and we have our famous FREE breakfast and lunch meals each day!

March 28, 2015

09:30 am  -  10:45 am
Ana Roca Castro
Portrait of Carla Zanoni
LeAura Luciano
Rosa Alonso photo

How Latinas are Shaping Social Media

Technology and social media have evolved at a rapid speed and women are leading the way in influencing the way information and news is being told. Latinas are shaping social media, and advertisers and other companies are paying attention. Hear key insights from top journalists on how to continue succeeding in shaping social media. Moderator: […]

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9:30 am  -   5:00 pm

Recruiting Sessions/Resume and Work Critiques

Recruiters and industry veterans will hold scheduled, 15-minute, one-on-one sessions with attendees. They’ll provide advice, critique work samples and interview for existing and future employment opportunities. Pre-registration is required. OUR RECRUITERS ARE: AP, CBS, CNN, ESPN, GANNETT, NBC AND E! ENTERTAINMENT.

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09:30 am  -  10:45 am
Andrea Gomf
Janel Martinez (2)

How is the Media Incorporating Latino Coverage?

2014 was a landmark year in the discussion of race but did the media keep up?  We’ll talk about who got it right and what can be done to further the conversation in mainstream media and our communities. Moderator: Monica Castillo, Entertainment Reporter, International Business Times (@Mcastimovies) Panelists: Janel Martinez, Creator, Ain’t I Latina (@aintilatina); […]

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11:00 am  -  12:15 pm
2011 -- Maria Soares
Nube Urgiles photo
veronica contreras

Women and Sports: Empowering Voices 

The session will focus on the challenges and achievements of multicultural journalists, with an emphasis on Latinas, in an industry that continues to struggle with diversity. Attendees will take away best practices and lessons learned from experienced professionals who are paving the way for coverage that’s inclusive and reflective of women. Moderator: Antonietta Collins, Digital Video […]

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11:00 am  -  12:15 pm
Alexis Tirado
Laura Stylz
Paula Garces
Veronica Potes
Zayda Rivera

Latinas in Entertainment

Latinas in entertainment need to be in leadership roles across the board. From TV and film to radio and fashion, Latina voices must be heard. Hear from a panel of Latina celebrities, who are holding it down in their respective fields and using their public recognition in a positive way. With entertainment news leaning more […]

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12:15 pm  -  1:45 pm
Rep. Santiago
Assemblywoman Maria Rodriguez-Gregg (R-Medford).(Aaron Houston NJBIZ)
Marlene Peralta
Nicole Malliotakis

Luncheon Panel Discussion

Latinas In Politics: A conversation about Latinas’ influence in the political sphere. Lunch is provided for free! Moderator: Marlene Peralta, Senior Associate, Progressive Cities Panelists: Assemblywoman Maria Rodriguez-Gregg, R-8th; Representative Hilda Santiago, D-Meriden; Assemblywoman Nicole Malliotakis R-8th Assemblywoman Nily Rozic, D-25th

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14:00 pm  -  15:15 pm
Luz Plasencia
Maria Santana
sandra lilley

Mastering Bilingual Reporting

Is there really such a thing as bilingual reporting? Yes and no. As Spanish and English language journalism begin to meld together, how is our reporting being affected? What are the new rules and best practices? Latina journalists describe how they best navigate the bilingual news world. Moderator: Luz Plasencia, Reporter, NY1 Noticias Panelists: Maria […]

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14:00 pm  -  15:15 pm
Diane L. Parker
NBC Universal Executives
Javi Morgado
Kristie Gonzales

Strengthening Your Resume and Building Your Brand

Do you really know your brand? Is your resume helping or defraying from your brand? This workshop will provide valuable information on how to brand yourself. You’ll also receive “real” feedback on your job searching skills based on how you’re selling your resume. Hear what top recruiters look for in new recruits, and how their social […]

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15:15 pm  -  16:30 pm
Charo Henriquez
Claudia Cruz

Reportando con tus dispositvos móviles

¿Estás usando al máximo tu teléfono inteligente o tu tableta. Acompáñanos para que aprendas a como hacer tus notas solo usando apps y tu aparato favorito. Moderator: Charo Henriquez, Executive Digital Editor, People en Español Panelist: Claudia E. Cruz, Technology Reporter, CNET en Español Patricia Pedraza, Bureau Chief and Senior Producer, CNN en Español

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15:15 pm  -  16:30 pm
Cristy Marrero
NBC Universal Executives
Rose Arce

Latina Power Behind the Scenes

Latina executives in any given field are few and far between. Through perseverance and hard work Latinas can take a seat at the decision making table and make room for more to join. Hear from a panel of Latina executives on how they climbed the ladder of success and how they’re paying it forward for the […]

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16:30 pm  -  18:30 pm

Networking Reception

Take the opportunity to get to know some of the presenters and conference attendees during the network reception.

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Visit Cuny

Graduate School of Journalism

Expert Speakers

We've got all the rockstars from our industry in one place just for you!

Nicole Malliotakis

Nicole Malliotakis


Kristie Gonzales

Kristie Gonzales

Promotion & Digital Brand Manager


Cristy Marrero

Cristy Marrero

Group Content Chief; , Editor-in-Chief

Meredith Hispanic Media; Siempre Mujer and Ser Padres

Marlene Peralta

Marlene Peralta

Senior Associate

Progressive Cities


Our Recruiters ARE:

AP, CBS, CNN, ESPN, Gannett, NBC and E! Entertainment.

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