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Sacramento Bee Wants You To Be Their Next NAHJ Intern

The Sacramento Bee and NAHJ Bay Area proudly announce the kick off to its 2018 internship search.

The 10-week paid Jennifer Garza Memorial Internship will give you the skills to develop into a strong multi-platform journalist, while gaining practical education and professional experience in California’s capital. The entire time you will be guided by some of the best journalists in the region (from the publisher to the investigative reporters), all who will mentor you, expose you to area experts, and prepare you for our ever-changing industry.

Just ask Nashelly Chavez, a 2016 NAHJ Bay Area intern and the Sac Bee’s crime reporter

I interned at the Sacramento Bee during the summer of 2016. It was such an exciting and valuable opportunity because it gave me a taste of what it would be like to work at one of California’s top regional papers. What I liked most was being able to better tackle difficult stories as each week went by. Working with the support of my editors and other reporters undoubtedly helped me with that. I became a confident reporter because of my successes here. My assignments took me to Stockton following the arrest of a mayor, the front lines of a fire in Winters, Ca. and a use-of-force training with the Sacramento Police Department. Each day brought something new.

I would strongly recommend an internship at the Sacramento Bee to reporters interested in pursuing a career in journalism. I’m proud to now be working as the paper’s crime reporter and continuing to fine-tune my skills.

But if you are looking for a more recent perspective, here one from Nick Perez, the 2017

Interning at Sacramento Bee taught me a lot. I hit the ground running. I learned video and animation. My editor allowed me to experiment with new video formats and I watched it become the talk of the newsroom. I also learned a lot about Sacramento and how the various parts of city and state government work. The managing editor will work with you on things you want to do. This internship will help propel you in the field and work on your skills.

Apply to join The Sacramento Bee this summer as the 2018 Jennifer Garza Memorial Intern.

The deadline is March 9, 2018

You must be an NAHJ member to apply. Please send a resume and samples of your work to: Scott Lebar, Managing Editor, Sacramento Bee slebar@sacbee.com

Want to join or renew your NAHJ membership? Here’s how!


Perhaps you joined the National Association of Hispanic Journalists (NAHJ) as a student decades ago and your membership lapsed.

Perhaps you finally realized all of the great benefits an NAHJ membership affords and you felt it was the right time to join.

Regardless of the reason, your membership in NAHJ will help the organization show the strength in our numbers — not just in the number of Latinos in newsrooms, but in the allies that want to see more diverse faces and stories at media companies across the country.

Joining or renewing is easy: Log-on to NAHJ.org and under the membership tab choose Join/Renew. If you’re renewing, sign-in (if you forgot your password that’s okay!). If not create a new account to become a member!

The cost of a membership is reasonable too: Only $35 for a regular membership and $25 for a student.

If you are in the Bay Area, which if you are reading this post you probably are, then don’t forget to affiliate with our chapter. The national office keeps 70 percent of the cost of the dues, and the chapter receives 30 percent. If you don’t affiliate, the Bay Area chapter doesn’t get your portion of the dues and every bit helps us with programming!

Thanks again for becoming a member of the National Association of Hispanic Journalists. Remember that NAHJ is a 501(c)(3) organization and your membership is tax-deductible.

Comcast Partners with NAHJ Bay Area for Journalism Workshops


SAN FRANCISCO BAY AREA, Calif. — The National Association of Hispanic Journalists of the Bay Area and Comcast NBCUniversal California Region announce that they have partnered to host a series of workshops to increase the education and skills of journalists to that ensure better quality reporting reaches the residents of Northern California.

As part of this partnership, Comcast has granted the NAHJ Bay Area chapter $5,000 to provide professional development workshops throughout the year and at our annual summit. The first in the series is a podcasting workshop with award-winning radio journalists with Reveal from The Center for Investigative Reporting. The workshop seeks to teach journalists of all skills and experience levels how to turn their stories into compelling audio narrative.

Future workshops may include how to tell news stories with the use of virtual reality and how to use social media to better source, research, produce and share stories.

“We thank Comcast for partnering with us to support the continuing education of journalists”, said Claudia Cruz, president of the NAHJ Bay Area chapter. “Journalists nowadays must adapt to the preferences of news consumers, who now get their information from the Web, social media, increasingly via streaming audio and video services, and in the future, virtual reality. Comcast’s support will promote better news gathering as well as encourage reporters to consider using multiple platforms to share factual information with the public. ”

“At Comcast NBCUniversal, our culture of diversity and inclusion extends far beyond our workplace and we’re proud to partner with the National Association of Hispanic Journalists’ Bay Area Chapter to deliver on our joint mission of supporting and strengthening the communities we serve,” said Adriana Arvizo, multicultural public relations manager, Comcast. “With the advent of innovative technologies, the role of journalists is more complex today than ever and workshops like this one about podcasting provide a unique opportunity to learn about emerging journalistic best practices and ensure that Hispanic journalists are not only aware of the many tools they have at their disposal but also have the hands on experience to make them a reality.

The National Association of Hispanic Journalists Bay Area (NAHJ Bay Area) is a chapter of the National Association of Hispanic Journalists. We are a nonprofit organization that is dedicated to the recognition and professional advancement of Latinos and Hispanics in the news industry. Our members are journalists, students, educators, and communications professionals who advocate for media coverage that is fair and inclusive of Latinos. Established in April 1984, NAHJ created a national voice and unified vision for all Latino journalists.

Comcast NBCUniversal supports the communities we serve by volunteering, providing access to innovative technology, giving financial support and partnering with organizations to make communities stronger. Comcast primarily invests in programs and nonprofits that address digital literacy, youth leadership development and community service. Since 2001, Comcast has given nearly $5 billion in cash and in-kind contributions to support nonprofit organizations and other charitable partners across the country.





Deadline for Sacramento Bee-NAHJ Bay Area internship fast approaches

The Sacramento Bee building where McClatchy headquarters are located in Sacramento, Calif. Hector Amezcua Sacramento Bee file

Join The Sacramento Bee this summer as an intern working with journalists at Northern California’s leading news organization.

The Bee and NAHJ fund the 10-week Jennifer Garza Memorial Internship to give aspiring journalists the opportunity to gain a practical education, professional experience and a great time in the state’s capital.

You will work on stories, be assigned a mentor, and hear experts, from the publisher to investigative reporters, talk about the ever-changing world of journalism.

You must be an NAHJ member to apply. The deadline is March 10, 2017.

Please send a resume and samples of your work to: Scott Lebar, Managing Editor, Sacramento Bee, slebar[at]sacbee[dot]com

Considering the SacBee? Why not also apply to its sister publication The Fresno Bee, who also partnered with NAHJ to offer a paid internship for the summer of 2017.