MIAMI, Sept. 22, 2015 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- The National Association of Hispanic Journalists (NAHJ) will be launching its first annual Spanish-language conference in 2016 and it will do so in conjunction with Hispanicize 2016 at the annual Latino trendsetters and newsmakers event.
The industry first, weeklong track of NAHJ-produced Spanish-language journalism sessions will be held within Hispanicize 2016, scheduled for April 4-8 in Miami's InterContinental Hotel.
Parallel to the Spanish-language sessions for journalists, Hispanicize 2016 will also host its Hispanic Journalist Showcase with English-language sessions on media entrepreneurship and social media in the newsroom.
In addition to the Spanish-language sessions, the NAHJ will work with university student journalists to produce daily online web content from the event.
"We had a great response from our members to NAHJ's expanded role in programming at the Hispanicize event this year," said NAHJ president Mekahlo Medina. "This partnership will expand our efforts to meet the professional development content needs of many Spanish-language journalists."
(See the Hispanicize 2015 recap video here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TVG9vBmpJJc)
Hispanicize event organizers say the collaboration shows the power of uniting two organizations who empower Latino and multicultural content creators.
"We're honored to host this first annual national convention within Hispanicize and we're confident that Latino journalists will be excited to discover the unprecedented opportunities that will await them for professional career or even media entrepreneurship development," said Manny Ruiz, founder and creative director of the Hispanicize event. "Working in close partnership with the NAHJ, we're going to provide Hispanic journalists who attend the Spanish or English language journalist content showcase with an incredibly enriching experience."
NAHJ will be getting a percentage of the discounted journalist registration fees from non-credentialed journalists who attend the event this year. Journalists who cover the event will not be charged fees to attend.
The deadline for proposing panelists and submitting session ideas for the 7th annual Hispanicize 2016 is October 28, 2015. To submit a session idea or suggest a speaker visit http://www.hispanicizeevent.com/about/session-submission.
About Hispanicize 2016
Now in its seventh year, Hispanicize 2016 Week (www.HispanicizeEvent.com) (#Hispanicize16) is the iconic, largest annual event for Latino trendsetters and newsmakers in digital content creation, journalism, marketing, entertainment and tech entrepreneurship.
Hispanicize 2016 is expected to gather more than 3,000 of the nation's most influential Latino professionals from the industries of digital content creation, journalism, music, marketing, film and business over five days. The event will take place in downtown Miami's InterContinental hotel, April 4-8, 2016.
The Hispanicize event is a launch pad for creative endeavors, new products, technologies, marketing campaigns, films, books and more targeting Latinos in the U.S. and/or Puerto Rico.
The Hispanicize event is owned and operated by Hispanicize Media Group, LLC, the parent company of DiMe Media and the Hispanic PR Blog.
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