Posted by Elena del Valle on June 15, 2005
Washington, D.C.–(HISPANIC PR WIRE)–June 14, 2005–The National Association of Hispanic Publications, Inc. (NAHP) presented Clara Reyes with the 2005 Latina Publisher of the year Award and Adriana Elektra Sanchez with the 2005 Latina Journalist of the Year Award at the Latina Publishers Luncheon. The luncheon was held Thursday, June 9, 2005 at the Ballroom of the National Press Club as part of the 2005 Media Summit in Washington, D.C.
Clara Reyes is the publisher of Dos Mundos Newspaper in Kansas City. The award was given for her demonstrated excellence in publishing and over twenty-four years of service to the Hispanic community. She was awarded the Latina Publisher of the Year Award, the Ana Maria Arias Award, and a $5,000 to sponsor an intern in her office.
Adriana Sanchez is a reporter for La Voz in Phoenix, AZ. She was selected from among other journalists for her outstanding recommendations from her publisher and the excellence of her submitted work. In a moving acceptance speech, she called attention to the immigrant education issue and asked all present to support the DREAM Act. She was awarded the Latina Journalist of the Year award, the Ana Maria Arias Award, and $2,000 in prize money.
“These awards were created to recognize the growing presence of Latinas in the Hispanic print industry. These two Latinas are excellent role models and deserve recognition for their outstanding work” said Lupita Colmenero, President of the NAHP, Inc.
About the National Association of Hispanic Publications, Inc
The National Association of Hispanic Publications, Inc., (NAHP, Inc) is the largest organization representing Hispanic publications at the national level. NAHP Inc. works with more than 200 member and affiliated publications that share a combined circulation of more than 10 million. Its member publications reach more than 50 percent of Hispanic households in 55 U.S. markets, every week. NAHP, Inc. provides professional tools to assist Hispanic publications to more effectively reach their readership. NAHP Inc. works hard at keeping the Hispanic community informed and educated about social issues, updating its readers about member publications, providing technical assistance and improving the quality of Hispanic publications at the national level. Please, visit our website for more information: http://www.nahp.org or call 202-662-7250.