The CSUN Latino Journalists paid Internship Program

IMG_1715 editedThis past school year, our club, CSUN Latino Journalists, a NAHJ and CCNMA student chapter, started a paid internship program to create more paid opportunities for student journalists.

We wanted to update those of you who have followed the campaign and who have donated.

Our inaugural interns, Loren Townsley and Dayanis López-Reyes were selected this year and began their work at Asian Journal and Impulso de Oaxaca in June. They are being paid $15 an hour for 20 hours a week over eight and ten weeks. We were unsuccessful in raising the full $3000 goal for the Asian Journal internship, but moved forward by shortening the duration of the planned 10 weeks.

Special thanks again to everyone for their support. Thanks to, Professor Benavides, Julian Do at LA Beez, Christina at Asian Journal, Mireya at Impulso de Oaxaca, Dunia Elvir, Julio Vaqueiro, Julio Moran at CCNMA, Mekahlo at NAHJ and many others who supported us and helped make this program a reality.

More than a month in, here’s what our interns had to say:

“It’s being a great work experience, El Nuevo Sol prepared me very well for this. The internship has given me more confidence with myself and knowledge on how to interview people and write shorter. I have to take my own photographs so that’s another part that I’m enjoying. Nunca pensé que la comunidad Oaxaqueña de Los Angeles fuera tan fuerte, tienen muchas historias por contar, me han tratado muy bien.” -Dayanis


“I’ve been working on a lot of mental health stories, particularly in the LGBTQ community,” said Loren. For a story involving the Filipino transgender community, Loren said she learned how to make relationships with certain people that could point her in the right direction and that working with Asian Journal has allowed her to work on long term projects. “Its allowed me to be really flexible in the different topics that I approach,” she said. She’s currently working on a story about interracial marriages.

Take a look at some of their work below:

Court reporting eyed as emerging career alternative

If you would like to donate to the campaign for next year’s fund, information is below:

You can send a check to the following address:

CCNMA, ASU Cronkite School of Journalism

725 Arizona Ave., Ste. 404

Santa Monica, CA 90401-1723.

Please make your check payable to “CCNMA” and write “CSUN Latino Journalists” in the memo line.

-@acoreynews, former president, CSUN Latino Journalists


Links for Coding Resources

Today we met and talked about resources for learning how to code.

Below are a few links to help you learn how to code and also to get inspiration:

Codecademy – Cool site to get started.

How to start learning to code from Propublica – Good inspirational article with lots of links.

W3 – Tons of information on coding.


Aug. 28 Cal State Northridge Latino Journalists Club meeting minutes

Student chapters of the California Chicano News Media Association
and National Association of Latino Journalists


Wednesday, Aug. 28, 2013 | Time: 11 to 1:30 a.m. | Location: MZ 201

I. Call to Order 

  1. 11 a.m.
  2. Officers report

II. President’s remarks

  1. President Alex Corey informed the new potential members of the value of the club. Corey said that he will send an email with more information on job descriptions and how to be considered for a board position. Corey talked about membership fees $20 for CCNMA and $35 for NAHJ and made a case for why that will be money well-spent.
  2. Adviser Jessica Retis talked to the potential members about what the club had to offer them.

III. New business

  1. New members.
  2. Corey took down names for an email list and answered questions pertaining to the club.
  3. Election: Corey talked to the potential about the upcoming election in two weeks which would decide the new board. Currently an interim board is in place.
  4. CCNMA event: Corey informed the club of the CCNMA job opportunities fair which will be held at USC Oct. 24 to 25. The club is expected to carpool for the event.
  1. Adjournment (11:30 a.m.)

Download Minutes: CSUN LJ Minutes Aug 28.

Guest Speakers From Telemundo & OC Register To Speak @CSUN This Thursday Apr. 25


This Thursday, April 25th, Ana Lamas (managing editor for Telemundo) and Alejandra Molina (reporter for The Orange County Register), will be  coming to CSUN to talk about journalism!

Hosted by CSUN Latino Journalists!

TIME: This Thursday, April 25th from 7-9pm in the reseda room.

This event is open to ALL who are interested! Take advantage of this opportunity to learn from professionals.

Ana Lamas, managing editor for Telemundo 52. She oversees everything before it runs on the air!

Alejandra Molina, reporter for The Orange County Register. Read some of her work below:

Thoughts, questions, concerns? Contact CSUN LJ Co-chairs Rubi or Naomi.