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The Job's the Thing
When the National Association of Hispanic Journalists meets June 24-27 in San Juan, Puerto Rico, its members will focus on one topic: staying afloat in a tempestuous industry. Navigating an increasingly tough journalism environment is a trend that has been addressed in previous NAHJ conventions, but the current economic downturn has had a devastating impact on the organization’s members... On Page 29



  • Keeping His Eye on Diversity
    O. Ricardo Pimental, president of the National Association of Hispanic Journalists, is editor of the editorial pages of the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, a position he has held since June 2004. Before joining the Sentinel, Mr. Pimental held editorial positions with the Sacramento Bee, the Fresno Bee, the Stockton Record, the Tucson Citizen and the San Bernardino County Sun... On Page 30


    NAHJ Hall of Fame

    This year, NAHJ will induct three “pioneers for equality and truth in storytelling” into its Hall of Fame: Geraldo Rivera, Ysabel Duron and Juan Gonzales. Established in 2000, NAHJ’s Hall of Fame honors journalists and industry pioneers whose national and local efforts have resulted in a greater number of Latinos entering the journalism profession or have helped to improve news coverage of the nation’s Latino community. Including this year’s three inductees, there are now 25 NAHJ Hall of Famers.


  • 2009 Hall of Famer: Ysabel Duron
    weekend anchor of San Francisco’s “KRON 4 Weekend Morning News” since 1992, Ysabel Duron is an award-winning journalist whose career began in the graduate-level television program at Columbia University in New York in the summer of 1970... On Page 32



  • 2009 Hall of Famer: Juan Gonzales
    A pioneer in Hispanic journalism, Juan Gonzales founded El Tecolote, a bilingual, noncommercial newspaper in San Francisco’s Mission District, in 1970. The newspaper has since become a community institution, giving voice to the community’s residents and providing invaluable work experience for young journalists... On Page 32



  • 2009 Hall of Famer: Geraldo Rivera
    Currently the host of “Geraldo at Large” on Fox News Channel, Geraldo Rivera has long been a high-profile personality in Hispanic journalism. Although he has won more than 170 awards over the span of his career, his induction into the NAHJ Hall of Fame has special significance for him... On Page 33



  • Convention Timeline
    7th Annual Convention and Media & Career Expo
    June 23-27, 2009... On Page 34