President Trump, the Border Wall, virtual reality, 360-video and drones are among the hot topics for discussions and trainings at this year’s NAHJ en Español Convention at Hispanicize 2017. The eighth annual Hispanicize 2017 Week is taking place April 3-6 ( and the National Association of Hispanic Journalists convention for Spanish-speaking journalists is set from April 4th thru April 6.

The bilingual 2017 convention consists of a multi-faceted, multi-day platform that includes in-depth social media training for reporters, a student journalist news project and several days of content devoted to exploring issues that impact Latinos in media.

Building on a legacy of top journalists that in the past have included Cuban blogger Yoani Sanchez, Maria Elena Salinas, Mercedes Soler, Maria Hinojosa and Soledad O’Brien, among others, the bilingual Hispanic Journalists Showcase will also feature past winners of the Pulitzer Prize, Emmy Awards and more. This year Hispanicize 2017 will also bestow it’s highest honor, the Latinovator Award, on Noticias Telemundo and NBC News anchor Jose Diaz-Balart who will receive the award on Wednesday, April 5th.

A Who’s Who of Hispanic Journalists

This year’s roster of journalism showcase speakers includes news anchors, top reporters, commentators, researchers and leaders. In addition to Benavides, the 2017 journalist showcase will feature: Adrian Carrasquillo, White House Correspondent, Buzzfeed News; Ed O’Keefe, Congressional Reporter, The Washington Post; Mekahlo Medina, NBC News Reporter and Immediate Past President of the NAHJ; Rick Jervis, National Correspondent, USA Today; Myriam Marquez, Executive Editor, El Nuevo Herald; among others that will be named.

Hispanicize/NAHJ Spanish Language Committee

Federica Narancio

President of NAHJ South Florida

Pilar Portela

Director of Sponsorship and Events for NAHJ South Florida

Damià S Bonmatí

Secretary and Treasurer of NAHJ South Florida

Janisse Martinez

Social Media Director of NAHJ South Florida