More than 1,200 journalists and many others are expected to converge in the Alamo City for the National Association of Hispanic Journalists annual convention, a three-day gathering Aug. 7-9 where members will celebrate 30 years of the organization.
On Saturday, the convention's Hall of Fame Gala will honor the founding members, the president's award and four media companies for their work at accurately and fairly representing Latinos.
Among the honorees of the NAHJ Media Awards will be digital company Buzzfeed. It's reporting on Latinos has been out in front, covering our community with truly humanizing stories about Latinos fighting, protesting, fasting for immigration reform. The editorial staff doesn't wait for politicians to argue in DC to write an immigration story. They don't wait for national guard troops to get sent to the border to write a story. They go out and get it done.
BuzzFeed's Latino coverage editor, Adrian Carrasquillo, will be present at the Gala to accept the award on Buzzfeed's behalf.