MIAMI, FL – January 30, 2015 – (HISPANICIZE WIRE) – The National Association of Hispanic Journalists (NAHJ) and Fox News Latino have partnered with Hispanicize 2015 (www.HispanicizeEvent.com) to secure 400 free, all access passes for working journalists who wish to attend Hispanicize 2015, March 16-20.

“This is all about empowering more Latinos to lead the way in content creation as our community leads the way in content consumption. Partnering with Hispanicize means together we are providing more development and training for Latinos so they can create their own destiny in the media landscape”

The passes are only for full time journalists who wish to attend the event but who are not necessarily going to cover Hispanicize 2015, which is taking place in downtown Miami’s InterContinental Hotel. Journalists may request the passes at http://goo.gl/forms/djp9yz9b1l while media who want to cover the event should email [email protected] for their media credentials.

“This is all about empowering more Latinos to lead the way in content creation as our community leads the way in content consumption,” said Mekahlo Medina, NAHJ president. “Partnering with Hispanicize means together we are providing more development and training for Latinos so they can create their own destiny in the media landscape. It’s important that Hispanic organizations work together to accomplish similar goals and lay the groundwork for a new America.”

This year the NAHJ is collaborating with Hispanicize for the event’s Hispanic Journalists Showcase track that features more than 15 sessions. The event’s Hispanic Journalists Showcase consists of a multi-faceted, multi-day platform that includes in-depth social media training for reporters, a day devoted to exploring issues that impact Latinos in media and the second annual Media Entrepreneurship Boot Camp for Hispanic Journalists.

A Who’s Who of Hispanic Journalists

This year’s roster of journalism showcase speakers includes news anchors, top reporters, commentators, researchers and other media leaders. In addition to Medina, the 2015 Hispanic Journalists Showcase includes: Fernando Del Rincon, News Anchor of CNN en Español’s Conclusiones; Rick Jervis, National Correspondent, USA Today; Nina Terrero, Correspondent, Entertainment Weekly; Adrian Carrasquillo, Latino Coverage Editor, Buzzfeed; Nick Valencia, Correspondent, CNN; ‎Jorge Rivas, National Correspondent; Francisco Cortes, Vice President, Fox News Latino; Gilbert Bailón, Editor of the St. Louis Post-Dispatch; Hugo Balta, immediate past president of the NAHJ and Senior Director, Multicultural Content at ESPN; Inez Gonzalez, Director, Latino Communications Initiative at California State University, Fullerton; Mercedes Soler, News Anchor of CNN en Español’s Notimujer; Elaine de Valle, Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist and publisher of Political Cortadito; serial entrepreneur, author and former columnist Kathy Cano-Murillo of Crafty Chica; Mariela Encarnación, Co-host of CNN en Español’s Showbiz; author Lorraine Ladish, principal of VivaFifty; Bill Gato, CEO of Hispanicize Wire; and Astrid Rivera, publisher of Latin Blah, among others that will be named.

Hispanic Journalist Showcase Highlights and Sessions

Below is day-by-day schedule of the Hispanic Journalist Showcase of the event. Note that this schedule is subject to change. (To view the constantly updated schedule, download the Hispanicize 2015 event app on iTunes, Android, BlackBerry)

Monday, March 16

(En español) Social Media Training for Spanish-language Journalists

Tuesday, March 17

— Unveiling of the 2nd Annual State of Hispanic Journalists Survey Results

— (En español) Facebook Para Periodistas Workshop

— (En español) Twitter Para Periodistas

Wednesday, March 18

— Who Delivers The Message Is As Important As The Message Being Delivered (NAHJ session)

— Race Matters In News Coverage (NAHJ session)

— Investigative Journalism in the Digital Age (NAHJ session)

— (En español) WordPress Best Practices for Your Blog or Web site

Thursday, March 19

— Media Entrepreneur Stories: Meet Former Hispanic Journalists Who Are Succeeding

— Finding and Building Your New Media Brand

— Do You Have What it Takes to be a Media Entrepreneur? The Tough Questions Every Journalist Must Ask Themselves

— The Next News Startup

— (En español) Investigative Journalism in the Digital Age

Friday, March 20

— Mastering the Social Media Newsroom: Senior Editors Share How Their Tips and Tricks to Managing News and Reporting through Various Social Media Platforms

— (En español) SEO for Journalists

— (En español) Mastering the Social Media Newsroom: Senior Editors Share How Their Tips and Tricks to Managing News and Reporting through Various Social Media Platforms

— (En español) Do You Have What it Takes to be a Media Entrepreneur? The Tough Questions Every Journalist Must Ask Themselves

Sponsorship and Registration Information

As of today, announced sponsors include: Procter & Gamble, 3M, Best Western, Disney World Resorts, Tabasco, SheaMoisture, WordPress.com, CNN en español, Visit Philly, BodenPR, Connexión Research, República, Fox News Latino, Alma, RL Public Relations, Hispanic Market Advisors and many more consumer products, food, fashion and lifestyle, toy and travel brands who will shortly be disclosed.

Sponsorship information is available by contacting [email protected] or calling 203.364.4779. To reserve a hotel room visit http://www.ihg.com/intercontinental/hotels/gb/en/miami/miaha/hoteldetail?qAdlt=1&qBrs=6c.hi.ex.rs.ic.cp.in.sb.cw.cv.ul.vn&qChld=0&qFRA=1&qGRM=0&qGrpCd=YZR&qPSt=0&qRRSrt=rt&qRef=df&qRms=1&qRpn=1&qRpp=12&qSHp=1&qSmP=3&qSrt=sDD&qWch=0&srb_u=1&icdv=99801505&icdv=99801505.

About Hispanicize 2015

Now in its sixth year, Hispanicize 2015 Week (www.HispanicizeEvent.com) (#Hispz15) is the iconic, largest annual event for Latino trendsetters and newsmakers in journalism, blogging, marketing, entertainment and tech entrepreneurship.

Co-chaired by Facebook’s U.S. Hispanic Head of Sales Christian Martinez and award-winning actor Luis Guzmán, Hispanicize 2015 is a production of the Hispanicize companies that include the Latina Mom Bloggers network, Being Latino, Hispanicize Wire and the Hispanic PR Blog, Hispanicize 2015 is expected to gather more than 2,100 of the nation’s most influential Latino professionals from the industries of blogging, journalism, music, marketing, film and business over five days. The event will take place in downtown Miami March 16-20, 2015.

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.

Hispanicize 2015 is a partnership of the Hispanic Public Relations Association (HPRA), Hispanicize and the Public Relations Society of America (PRSA).