LatinaLista — Though there’s some positive news about how the end is in sight for the recession, unfortunately, it’s coming too late to some organizations who have seen their membership dwindle, along with, money that keeps the organization going.
One of these suffering organizations is the National Association of Hispanic Journalists (NAHJ). In an email sent to members today, NAHJ executives said they must raise $300,000 by December 15.
In a never-before-plea, the president of NAHJ is asking all 1,400 members to help raise money to keep NAHJ afloat.
Some will wonder what good is the NAHJ or “Why should I care?”
The NAHJ isn’t just a support organization for Latino reporters in the United States who face difficult situations in newsrooms but it’s an organization that provides the necessary support to Latino/a reporters, like Latina Lista, so that we can tell the stories about our communities that need to be heard.
To reach the goal of $300,000, NAHJ has created a special campaign called “Count Me IÃ±.”
But we need to raise $300,000 before December 15, 2009 to continue: giving scholarships to Latino students, training more Latinos in multimedia journalism via regional conferences, bringing the Parity Project’s advocacy for fairness in coverage to more cities, and boosting the sheer numbers of Latino journalists with new skills to stay in journalism and collectively have more impact on news media than ever before.