On behalf of the National Association of Hispanic Journalists (NAHJ), I would like to take this moment to thank you for your hard work and dedication in shaping the next generation of journalism students. ¡Muchas gracias! 

NAHJ would like to offer you a free, one-year, academic membership to the association. We hope you will join our efforts to promote fair treatment of Hispanics by the news media, organize and provide mutual support for Hispanic journalists in English, Spanish and bilingual media, and promote a greater understanding of the culture, interests and concerns of Hispanic journalists. Anyone that shares our mission can join NAHJ. You do not have to be Hispanic/Latino!



Jessica Retis, Ph.D.
Associate Professor
School of Journalism, University of Arizona
Academic At-Large Officer
National Association of Hispanic Journalists
[email protected]

Our Programs

NAHJ’s list of programs is constantly expanding to meet members’ needs. I am working closely with our academic members to ensure we provide professional training opportunities tailored exclusively to educators, such as navigating educational institutions, teaching during the Covid-19 pandemic, and tips on getting involved in academic fields with a media background.

Our current professional development and student programs include: 

  • NAHJ International Training Conference and Career Fair. An annual gathering of thousands of Latino journalists, other journalists of color and industry leaders. The conference includes training sessions, professional development workshops in English and Spanish, networking events, social events, mentoring, job opportunities and much more. 
    Join us virtually this year from June 16 - July 17, 2021
     #NAHJ2021 – Register Here.

  • There is also a Student Bootcamp, held prior to the conference, that provides students with training on practical skills like resume writing and interview skills as well as tips for navigating the conference. 

  • NAHJ Membership Services offers webinars, e-training and tutorials year-round exclusively designed to benefit NAHJ members nationwide. These programs include the Google News Initiative Digital tools training for Spanish speaking newsrooms, deep-dive webinars on digital security, tips on how to work from home, tools on surviving a layoff, mental health care sessions for professionals and student journalists, specialized e-training for students, among others that are regularly added.

  • Our redesigned, user-friendly Career Center offers opportunities in print, broadcast, online, communications, academic and other media-related fields. Members can also use the site to post their résumés for recruiters.

  • Scholarships – NAHJ has been awarding scholarships, totaling more than $1.72 million, for more than thirty years. In addition to the general scholarship fund, we partner with other individuals and organizations who offer scholarships for particular fields of study.

  • Internships and fellowships – NAHJ partners with several national news organizations that select our students for paid summer internships and fellowships opportunities. They gain experience and contacts that often lead to employment.

  • The NAHJ Student Project is a week-long immersive training experience for students held during the national conference. Students receive hands-on training from mentors who are news veterans and create news in all mediums that is presented on the online site, The Latino Reporter.

  • Member newsletter – A monthly digital publication that includes industry news, chapter updates and opportunities.
  • Palabra. – our growing multimedia platform with content by NAHJ freelance members. Through palabra., Latinos are reclaiming ownership of their own narrative.  

  • Local Chapters – NAHJ has professional and student chapters throughout the country. Become active at the regional level and build your local support network! NAHJ’s local chapters help tailor professional development sessions to their members’ needs, including everything from new media training to social networking.

  • Media Advocacy – NAHJ continues to remain a strong voice for better news coverage and media access. Efforts have ranged from writing letters to lawmakers in favor of a strong federal shield law, calling on network news companies to improve their racial and ethnic newsroom make-ups and speaking before Congress about further media consolidation that hurt diversity in media ownership. 

Join Us!

It’s easy to join and become part of the NAHJ movement. Take advantage of this unique offer now by following the instructions below or by contacting our membership director in the national office directly at 202-853-7760 or [email protected]. 

  1. Click here to activate your membership, then click on the Join/Renew Today button on the photo.

  2. On the New Users section, enter your email and click on Register. Create a password and you'll be taken to the Membership page.

  3. Select Academic as your membership type and fill out your information, then click on Next.

  4. On the discount code bar enter: COMP-ACADEMIC2021, then click Apply. The total amount should turn to $0.

  5. Click on Submit, and this will take you to your member profile.

 Don’t hesitate to share this with your colleagues in the journalism/communication department that might benefit from our organization’s services or believes in our mission. Remember, you do not have to be Hispanic/Latino to join.

Once again, we thank you again for shaping the next generation of students, your work and commitment are priceless! We hope we can be of service to your institution or collaborate in the future.

We look forward to welcoming you to the NAHJ community soon!

NAHJ & tech support contacts:

[email protected] or [email protected] - NAHJ membership & training services
[email protected] - #NAHJNextGen programs
[email protected] -  Media inquiries

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