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Comcast Partners with NAHJ Bay Area for Journalism Workshops

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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.

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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.