NEW YORK, NY – March 7, 2016 – (HISPANICIZE WIRE) – Fox News Latino and ESPN One Nación are uniting to co-sponsor the National Association of Hispanic Journalists’ Student Journalist Project at Hispanicize 2016.

The NAHJ Student Journalist Project is part of the NAHJ’s first ever national convention for Spanish-speaking journalist that is being launched within the 7th annual Hispanicize, April 4-8, 2016, in downtown Miami. (See the official preview video of Hispanicize 2016 here:

The journalism project pairs students from universities across the country with full time journalists to produce daily news content from Hispanicize 2016 for the news platforms of Hispanicize, Fox News Latino and/or ESPN One Nación.

This year’s NAHJ Student Journalist Project is being curated by Hugo Balta, senior director of multicultural content at ESPN and immediate past president of the NAHJ, in partnership with Francisco Cortes, Vice President, Fox News Latino.

“This program is all about uniting forces to support the NAHJ and its future crop of journalists,” said Cortes. “Hispanicize is so packed with so many powerful Latinos and great content that it is the perfect platform from which these young journalists can get some terrific experience.”

A Who’s Who of Hispanic Journalists

The 2016 edition of Hispanicize features the largest journalism showcase in its history including a rosters of speakers that features news anchors, top reporters, commentators, researchers and leaders. In addition to Balta and Cortes, the roster includes: Rick Jervis, National Correspondent, USA Today; Nina Terrero, Correspondent, Entertainment Weekly; Adrian Carrasquillo, Latino Coverage Editor, Buzzfeed; Francisco Cortes, Vice President, Fox News Latino; Alan Gomez, Miami Bureau Chief, USA TODAY; Hatzel Vela, Reporter, WPLG-TV; Mimi Whitefield, National Correspondent, Miami Herald; Mariana Atencio, Reporter, Fusion; Grace Solorzano, Reporter, Telemundo Miami; Fernando Peinado, Political Reporter, Univision Noticias; Francisco Pelayo, Senior Elections Coordinator, Univision Noticias; Freddy Rolon, Vice President Of Programming And Business Initiatives, ESPN Deportes; Roberto Vizcon, Director, Univision 23; Alex Vros, Deputy Editor, Fox News Latino; Raul Dopico, Social Media Editor/Producer, Telemundo 51; Myriam Marquez, Executive Editor, El Nuevo Herald; Carlos Caban, Deputy Editor Digital & Print, ESPN, Mario Fraticelli, Director of Editorial Operations, ESPN Deportes; Cindy Rodriguez, Senior Editor, Café Mom; Jordy Melendez, Director, Factual; Fernando Ramirez, Multi-Platform Journalist, Telemundo Networks; Nuria Net, Editor, Social Storytelling & Special Projects, Fusion; among others that will be named.

Presented by Prudential Financial, Hispanicize 2016 Week features a record-breaking 200+ speakers in 100+ sessions, workshops, fireside chats and keynotes. Hispanicize 2016 also features the first annual DiMe Summit, the 3rd annual Positive Impact Awards gala and the 2nd annual Tecla Awards.

The full schedule of Hispanicize 2016 sessions can be accessed at To purchase a pass to attend the event REGISTER HERE. To reserve a hotel room visit

In the spirit of its theme #PowerInUnity, this year’s event is being produced in collaboration with Geoscape, the National Association of Hispanic Journalists and the Latino Startup Alliance.

Sponsorship Opportunities Available

Sponsorship information is available by contacting [email protected] or calling 203.364.4779.

In addition to Prudential Financial, as of today, announced sponsors also include: Unilever, Toyota, Que Rica Vida, Coca-Cola, General Mills, Kimberly-Clark Corporation, ViveMejor, Wells Fargo, State Farm, JetBlue Airways, KOA, Stitch Fix, Dominican Republic Tourism, MSNBC, NBC News, NBCUniversal Telemundo Enterprises, The Miami Herald Media Company, CNN en Español, Diario Las Americas, Fox News Latino, Kelley Blue Book,, Comcast, Pinterest, Visit Philly, Alma, República, Sensis, BTL Network, IZEA, Paco Collective, BodenPR, Newlink Americas, Pinta, American Heart Association, the Calvert Foundation, Juan La Iguana and Raydr.

Additional media partners include: Hispanicize Wire, PRODU, El Sentinel, Hispanic PR Blog, the Hispanic Public Relations Association, Black Enterprise, Media Moves, Geoscape, iBlog Magazine and Digital Trends en Español.

About Hispanicize 2016
Now in its seventh year, Hispanicize 2016 Week ( (#Hispz16) is the iconic, largest annual event for Latino trendsetters and newsmakers in digital content creation, journalism, marketing, entertainment and tech entrepreneurship.

Hispanicize 2016 is expected to gather more than 3,000 of the nation’s most influential Latino professionals from the industries of digital content creation, journalism, music, marketing, film and business over five days. The event will take place in downtown Miami’s InterContinental hotel, April 4-8, 2016.

The Hispanicize event is a launch pad for creative endeavors, new products, technologies, marketing campaigns, films, books and more targeting Latinos in the U.S. and/or Puerto Rico.

The Hispanicize event can be found on Facebook, Instagram (@HispanicizeEvent), Twitter and Periscope (@Hispanicize).