LOS ANGELES, CA – August 7, 2017 – (HISPANICIZE WIRE) – The California Chicano News Media Association (CCNMA) announced today that they will host their annual statewide conference at Hispanicize L.A. on Oct. 4th as part of a partnership with Hispanicize Media Group.

“We are excited to partner with Hispanicize in Los Angeles as we work together to focus strongly on Latino diversity in journalism, digital media and entertainment,” said Joseph Rodriguez, CCNMA President. “Hispanicize has a great track record of working with the NAHJ in Miami, and we hope to bring CCNMA’s 45 years of experience to this partnership.”

As part of the multi-industry agenda of Hispanicize L.A., CCNMA will open Hispanicize L.A. with a major journalists breakfast awards program and will showcase top speakers from Los Angeles and California.

CCNMA’s participation is expected to add hundreds of Hispanic journalist attendees to an event that is already hosting the Who’s Who of Silicon Valley tech companies, multicultural content creators, multicultural marketing agencies, brands and entertainment industry pros.

“This is a huge win-win for CCNMA and for us,” said Manny Ruiz, founder of Hispanicize Media Group, the parent company of the Hispanicize events. “CCNMA’s partnership will instantly boost the quality of our event’s content and audiences of influencers as well as our ability to generate massive Latino media and social media coverage for partner brands and organizations at Hispanicize L.A.”

The 2nd annual Hispanicize L.A. event is the Hispanic Heritage Month edition of the Hispanicize event. As part of the robust agenda, HMG also recently announced that the Hispanicize Silicon Valley Rankings, the first ever company rankings of Latino diversity in Silicon Valley, will also be staged at Hispanicize L.A.

Hispanicize L.A will Offer Diversity Solutions

In addition to the awards and in the spirit of offering solutions for Silicon Valley, Hispanicize L.A. will also facilitate a strong agenda that will provide tech diversity officers with the tools and all day trainings they need to meaningfully improve their companies’ Latino diversity efforts.

Presented in part by Prudential Financial, the Hispanicize L.A. event will feature a sophisticated but practical agenda that will include case studies, discussions, and keynotes that are sure to empower tech diversity and inclusion officers.

Sponsorship Opportunities

Sponsorship information for Hispanicize L.A. is available by contacting [email protected] or calling 203.364.4779.

Media partners include: SBS/LaMusica, LatinaMoms.com, Hispanic Kitchen, Hispanic PR Blog; and, the Hispanic Public Relations Association.

About the CCNMA
The California Chicano News Media Association (CCNMA) is the oldest Latino journalism association in the United States that aims to promote diversity in the news media by providing encouragement, scholarships and educational programs for Latinos pursuing careers in journalism. The organization’s mission is to foster an accurate and fair portrayal of Latinos in the news, and to promote the social, economic and professional advancement of Latino journalists.

CCNMA was founded in 1972 in Los Angeles. The association first offered scholarships in 1976 to Latino journalism students, and in 1978 held its first job fair. In 1979 an executive office was established at the University of Southern California’s Annenberg School for Communication. In 2012 CCNMA relocated to Santa Monica, Ca. where we are now housed by the ASU Walter Cronkite School of Journalism and Mass Communication. CCNMA is widely respected within the industry for its educational and professional programs, which have helped increase the number of journalists of color in the news media. This includes sponsoring workshops, a scholarship program which has awarded more than $800,000 to more than 800 students, and staging the largest job fair on the West Coast for journalists of color.

About Hispanicize Media Group
Hispanicize Media Group, LLC (HMG) works with leading brands and advertisers to navigate the rapidly evolving, trillion dollar U.S. Hispanic market by offering branded media opportunities, brand integrations, digital marketing campaigns and social influencer management through its online and experiential platforms that include the annual Hispanicize event, DiMe Media, LatinaMoms.com, Hispanic Kitchen and Popful.com. Through a joint venture with Exit 7, HMG also offers original, engaging, culturally relevant content receiving over 12 million monthly unique visitors, a social media audience of 325 million fans and a roster of 1,900+ celebrities, digital influencers and creators.

HMG’s award-winning management team is credited with pioneering the U.S. Hispanic social media industry and creating culturally resonating and engaging content for today’s Latino consumers. HMG is headquartered in Miami with offices in New York, Los Angeles and Atlanta.