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San Francisco Chronicle Welcomes 3 NAHJ Spring Student Interns

NAHJ student members Juan Manuel Reyes, Jr., Natasha Dangond and Spencer Silva will intern at the San Francisco Chronicle during the Spring 2017.

NAHJ student members Juan Manuel Reyes, Jr., Natasha Dangond and Spencer Silva all intern at the San Francisco Chronicle during the spring of 2017.

Three NAHJ Bay Area university students have joined The San Francisco Chronicle newsroom this spring.

Juan Manual Reyes, Jr., assists the sports deck as a reporter and writer for the Chronicle’s multiple platforms. A graduate student at the UC Berkeley Graduate School of Journalism, Reyes has worked as a freelance sports writer for the Santa Cruz Sentinel and the San Jose State University’s The Spartan Daily.

At the Chronicle, Reyes has covered the San Jose Earthquake and already teamed up with fellow NAHJ intern photographer Natasha Dangond to cover the San Francisco Deltas, a soccer club trying to break into the city’s professional sports scene.

When Dangond is not capturing action shots of athletes for the Chronicle, the San Francisco State student has been tasked with shooting images of residents in Albany standing up against racism, a San Francisco man standing up against Uber, and a community left standing out in the cold after the motel they lived in burned down. Dangond’s photography has also appeared in the San Francisco Examiner and El Tecolote.

Spencer Silva, another first year student at the UC Berkeley Graduate School of Journalism, also joins Reyes and Dangond at the city’s flagship paper, but for a completely new beat: he’s an intern with the Chronicle’s new cannabis online magazine, The Green State. He’s already contributed reporting to this piece about how medical marijuana could help out more senior citizens. Prior to the Chronicle, Silva saw his work published in the Berkeleyside, Oakland Magazine, Oakland North, Richmond Confidential and Mission Local. (NAHJ Bay Area member Lucio Villa, and interactive web producer at the Chronicle, helped put together this online guide to medical marijuana).

This is the second Spring Semester in a row that the San Francisco Chronicle accepts at least one NAHJ-sponsored intern. Last year, UC Berkeley graduate student Marcos Martinez Chacón worked on the metro desk under the tutelage of assistant editor Suzanne Espinosa.

The three paid internships at the Chronicle this year were made possible through a very generous community grant to the NAHJ Bay Area Chapter in the amount of US$10,000 from San Francisco-based bank Wells Fargo.


Ashleigh Panoo Joins The Fresno Bee as the NAHJ-Sponsored Summer 2017 Intern

Ashleigh-PanooThe Bay Area Chapter of NAHJ is proud to announce student member Ashleigh Panoo has been accepted as a summer 2017 intern at The Fresno Bee.

Ashleigh is a 27-year-old journalism major at Fresno City College who has been a student writer at the Bee since May of 2016.

“It’s a newsroom position that calls for flexibility covering breaking news as well as event assignments,” said John Rich, the Fresno Bee’s Managing Editor. “Ashleigh has grown as a reporter and a writer. We’re proud that she’s taking the next step in her career with an NAHJ-sponsored internship, and grateful that she’s doing so at The Bee.”

“This internship is going to give me valuable experience and I am so grateful to have been chosen,” she said. “Thank you for helping me to achieve my goals and gain experience in the industry.”

Originally from Caruthers, California, Ashleigh attends Fresno City College where she is the editor-in-chief of the student newspaper, the Rampage. Eventually, she hopes to transfer to Fresno State to obtain a Bachelor’s degree.

The internship will be paid in part by the Fresno Bee and is sponsored by a grant from PG&E.

“Hiring more Latinos in newsrooms is our primary mission,” said Joe Vazquez, NAHJ Bay Area Vice President.  “Hats off to the Fresno Bee for recognizing the fact that Latino reporters help build stronger bridges to a large swath of their readership by telling their stories.”

NAHJ is also extremely grateful to PG&E for its generosity in funding our future journalists.

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.

Looking for a job or internship? Come to the joint NAHJ-SFSU resume and interviewing workshop

Back for a second year, the Nat’l Assoc. of Hispanic Journalists (Bay Area chapter) and NAHJ SFSU will cohost a resume and interviewing skills round-robin workshop along with the broadcast and journalism departments at San Francisco State University, next week, Wed., March. 1.
We need journalism professionals to help give constructive criticism to the students from 6:30 p.m. until 7:30 p.m. (If interested please sign-up here. Please arrive by 6 p.m.).
If you are a student, make sure you bring your resume and/portfolio and get ready to participate in these mock interviews.


Sac Bee offers NAHJ Bay Area intern temp position until winter

The 2016 Jennifer Garza Memorial Interns, sponsored by the Sacramento Bee and NAHJ Bay Area chapter are Nashelly Chavez, Erasmo Martinez and Alejandra Reyes.

The 2016 Jennifer Garza Memorial Interns, sponsored by the Sacramento Bee and NAHJ Bay Area chapter are Nashelly Chavez, Erasmo Martinez and Alejandra Reyes.

The NAHJ Bay Area Chapter’s three summer interns at the Sacramento Bee have really made an impression.

Scott Lebar, managing editor of the Sac Bee, said that Nashelly Chavez, Erasmo Martinez and Alejandra Reyes have been splendid additions to the newsroom.

Martinez, who contributes to the photos and video teams, has produced everything from a protest gone badly at the California’s State Capitol building to the suspenseful effects of a hypnotist at the state fair.

Reyes’ strong feature writing has helped her share with readers the stories of a woman who highlines above thousands of feet up in the air and about the art deco scene in Sacramento.

Chavez’ recently landed the front-page story on July 21 about the gut-wrenching murder of a 14-year-old girl by her brother, both children of a local deputy district attorney.

Lebar is so impressed with Chavez that he’s extended her internship and made her a temp hire through the end of the year. “She’s already a young pro,” he said about the recent San Francisco State graduate.

Needless to say, the entire Bay Area chapter is proud of all of them too.