March 19, 2016 9:00 am

NAHJ Regional Conferences & Events

Latinas Regional in El Paso, March 19

Friday, March 18, 2016

5:00pm - 7:00Pm

Join us for a Welcome Reception at the Peter and Margaret de Wetter Center, Alumni Lodge, UTEP

Saturday, MARCH 19, 2016

8:30 am - 9:15 am

Registration/Continental Breakfast

Registration/Continental Breakfast Lobby, Tomás Rivera Conference Center

9:15 am - 9:30 am

Opening Remarks

9:30 am - 11:00

Election 2016: Will the Latino Vote Matter this Time?

Is this the year the Latino vote puts a woman or a Latino in the White House? Will minorities, especially Hispanics, have a say in the outcome? Have Latinos acquired enough political clout and voting strength to swing elections in Texas Arizona, Colorado and Florida? This panel will explore the potential impact of the Latino vote in this year’s presidential election.

11:15 a.m. - 12:15 p.m.

Developing New Journalistic Paradigms for Telling the Unfolding Story of Women Migrants and Unaccompanied Minors in the Borderlands

Immigration reporters and social science researchers probe beyond the obvious news stories about the recent influx along the border of Central American women and unaccompanied minors and explore news models for telling "real" immigration stories using multimedia tools and social media, new research and immersive journalism.

11:15 a.m. - 12:15 p.m.

How to Land your First News Gig

News media recruiters from broadcast, print and online media provide strategies and practical tips to prepare multimedia journalism students for internships and first jobs in the industry. Bring your resumes for critiques with the editors.

12:00 - 12:45

Lunch break

Lunch with Keynote Speaker Suzanne Gamboa

2 p.m. - 4 p.m.

Data Journallism

An introduction on how to collect, parse and present data for storytelling. We'll review the basics to clean and sort data using spreadsheets and pivot tables and use the data to create interactive maps.

2 p.m. - 4 p.m.

Honing your Premier Editing Skills

The nuts and bolts of editing on Premier to produce polished video stories.

2 p.m. - 4 p.m.

Audio Storytelling Skills

Whether your goal is to do a full-on audio story or use an audio clips in a blog post, this workshop covers the fundamentals of storytelling with sound. We will go over recording techniques, the nuts & bolts of audio production and how to select the best sound bite to enhance the story.

4:15 p.m. - 4:30 p.m.

Closing Remarks


Kate Gannon

University of Texas El Paso

Diana Washington Valdez

El Paso Times

Dr. Gina Nunez

University of Texas El Paso

Dino Chiecchi

El Paso Times

Monica Ortiz Uribe

freelance writer, NPR

Suzanne Gamboa

Senior Writer,

Angela Kocherga

Rolando Arrieta


University of Texas at El Paso

Tomás Rivera Conference Center



Regular $35.00 STU $25.00


  • Access to All Sessions
  • Breakfast/Lunch
  • Free Wifi
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