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The National Association of Hispanic Journalists (NAHJ) is dedicated to the recognition and professional advancement of Hispanics in the news industry.
Established in April 1984, NAHJ created a national voice and unified vision for all Hispanic journalists. NAHJ is governed by an 18-member board of directors that consists of executive officers and regional directors who represent geographic areas of the United States and the Caribbean. The national office is located in the National Press Building in Washington, D.C. NAHJ has approximately 2,300 members, including working journalists, journalism students, other media-related professionals and journalism educators.
The goals of the association are:
- To organize and provide mutual support for Hispanics involved in the gathering or dissemination of news.
- To encourage and support the study and practice of journalism and communications by Hispanics.
- To foster and promote a fair treatment of Hispanics by the media.
- To further the employment and career development of Hispanics in the media.
To foster a greater understanding of Hispanic media professionals’ special cultural identity, interests, and concerns.