NAHJ New England’s final En hora buena of 2022 featured distinguished journalist, author and educator Jelani Cobb, the new dean of Columbia J School!

The moderator for the Oct. 20 event was our chapter president Cindy E. Rodríguez, veteran journalist and Emerson College Senior Journalist-In-Residence.

Thanks to the New England News Collaborative for sponsoring this event and our En hora buena series.

NAHJ New England hosted a membership cafecito on Sept. 14 at 12 p.m. ET.

Some of the NAHJ New England members who joined our Sept. 14, 2022, cafecito.

NAHJ New England’s En hora buena summer series continued on Sept. 7, 2022, with digital media executive Charo Henríquez of The New York Times as our featured speaker! The moderator was CT Public’s Sabrina Herrera. ⭐

Thanks to the New England News Collaborative for sponsoring this event and our En hora buena series.

Shereen Marisol Meraji joined NAHJ New England on July 14, 2022, for our third En hora buena event! Moderated by NPR’s Karen Grigsby Bates.

YouTube recording of our En hora buena event with Shereen Marisol Meraji and moderator Karen Grigsby Bates of NPR.

Shereen Marisol Meraji is an audio producer and reporter who has told stories with sound for twenty years, most recently as the co-host of NPR’s critically acclaimed Code Switch podcast. As a founding member of the Code Switch team, Meraji has reported on issues of race, racism and racial identity formation since 2013. In 2020, Apple Podcasts named Code Switch its first-ever podcast of the year. Currently, Meraji’s an assistant professor of race in journalism, educating the next generation of audio journalists while continuing to publish her own work. Much of her work is inspired by her experience growing up in California as the child of an Iranian father and Puerto Rican mother. When Meraji’s not telling stories that help us better understand the people we share this planet with, she’s salsa/samba dancing, cooking or kicking around a soccer ball.

Thanks to New England News Collaborative and GBH News for sponsoring the July 14 event.

More on NAHJ New England’s En hora buena:

In Spanish, en hora buena has a double meaning. It translates to “the good hour” but is also a congratulatory expression. Through this series, we will celebrate and support Latinx talent and other journalists of color through an energetic slate of lunch-hour chats with prominent journalists, building momentum toward the national NAHJ+NABJ convention in August.

Together, we will strengthen and inspire early-career and experienced talent with webinars on topics such as podcasting; journalism and technology; media entrepreneurship; and stepping into leadership.

Maria Hinojosa joined NAHJ New England on June 16, 2022, for our second En hora buena event!

Pulitzer Prize winner Maria Hinojosa during NAHJ New England’s En hora buena event on June 16, 2022.

Hinojosa is the founder, president and CEO of Futuro Media Group, and the anchor and executive producer of Latino USA, as well as co-host of “In The Thick,” Futuro Media’s award-winning political podcast.

She was part of the team that won the 2022 Pulitzer prize in audio reporting for the podcast “Suave.” Hinojosa also authored the memoir “Once I Was You.” NAHJ New England VP Cristela Guerra of WBUR moderated the June 16 En hora buena event.

Thanks to New England News Collaborative and Connecticut Public for sponsoring the Hinojosa event.

Thanks to those who joined NAHJ New England on April 28, 2022, for the kickoff of our En hora buena series! This virtual chat featured Maria Garcia of Futuro Studios, interviewed by moderator Paris Alston, co-host of GBH News’ Morning Edition.

Award-winning podcaster Maria Garcia, left, in conversation with GBH’s Paris Alston.

Maria Garcia is the executive editor of Futuro Studios and the host of the award-winning “Anything For Selena” podcast. Maria talked about turning this passion project into a podcast, interviewing Selena Quintanilla’s father, tips on getting into podcasting, journalism advice, and more.

Thanks to New England News Collaborative and NPR’s Think.Public.Media for sponsoring the kickoff event with Maria Garcia.

The New England News Collaborative is the founding series sponsor of En hora buena. Proceeds will primarily go to a new scholarship fund we are creating for students studying journalism.

Stay tuned for future En hora buena events and speakers!

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