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Fifty Spanish language journalists, media executives to be recognized at Hispanic Media Awards

Posted by Elena del Valle on May 1, 2007

Emilio Nicolas Sr.

Emilio Nicolas Sr.

Photo: Hispanic Media Awards

San Antonio based On The Edge Promotions will recognize 50 U.S. Spanish language media executives and journalists during this year’s Hispanic Media Awards event to be held May 24, 2007 in San Antonio, Texas. Vicente Fox Quesada, former President of Mexico, will provide the keynote address.

In addition to the 50 honorees, Emilio Nicolas Sr. will be singled out as the first television industry representative to receive the Annual Hispanic Media Awards Ring of Honor for his efforts in the launch of KWEX-TV. The Ring of Honor Award is designed to recognize Spanish language media pioneers. Emilio Nicolas Sr. joins past Ring of Honor Lifetime Achievement award winners Ignacio Lozano, La Opinion; Ana Maria Arias, Latina Style; Ruben Salazar, Los Angeles Times; Eduardo Porter, The Wall Street Journal and Carlos Ramirez, El Diario La Prensa

Although event organizers declined to identify any judges in an effort to avoid lobbying, they explained the selection of the 50 honorees from 200 complete submissions was made by an independent panel of judges in journalism, academia, public relations, and the public and private sectors from diverse regions of the country.   
“We are excited about the growth of this program and this year’s event. I believe that the judges have selected an excellent list of talented professionals and I look forward to seeing others from across the country gathering together to congratulate them on May 24th in San Antonio,” said Chris Day, president, Hispanic Media Awards.

According to the organization’s website, the honorees are nominated by their peers, readers, viewers, or others from within the industry. Selection criteria are influence, community involvement, and the quality of their work. The program recognizes journalists and media executives in Spanish language broadcast and print media. Exceptionally, this year two English language journalists, John Quinones and Eduardo Porter, were selected.

This year’s media executives and journalist honorees are: Nancy Agosto, Azteca America; Alejandro Aguirre, Diario Las Americas; Javier Alatorre, Azteca America; Adriana Arevalo, Univision Las Vegas; Robert Armband, La Raza; Maria Celeste Arraras, Telemundo; Martin Berlanga, Univision News; Claudia Botero, Univision 34; Andres Cantor, Telemundo; Alfredo Carbajal, Al Dia Texas; Rodolfo Cardenas, KCEC 50 Denver; Maria Antonieta Collins, Telemundo; Lynn Cook, Rumbo; David Cortinas, La Voz; Dalia Diaz, Rumbo News; Tino Duran, La Prensa de San Antonio; Malin Falu, HITN; Gustavo Godoy, Vista Magazine; Lesley Gomez, Somos Padres; Isabel Gomez-Bassols, Univision Radio; Armando Guzman, Azteca America; Jesus Hernandez, Diario Las Americas; Jose Isasi, Que Pasa Media; Dra. Aliza Lifshitz, Univision Radio; Monica Lozano, La Opinion; Jose Ignacio Lozano, impreMedia; Tania Luviano, MiTV 43 San Diego; Jorge Mederos, La Raza; Lety Miranda-Garcia, Prensa Hispana; Zeke Montes, Tele Guia de Chicago; Hilbert Morales, El Observador; Denisse Oller, Univision 41 New York; Rafael Olmeda, Sun-Sentinel; Andres Oppenheimer, El Nuevo Herald; Amparo Ortiz, KWEX Univision San Antonio; Luis Manuel Ortiz, La Voz Phoenix; Alex Parra, TPS; Eduardo Porter, The New york Times; Carlos Puig, Rumbo; John Quinones, ABC News 20/20; Jesse Ramirez, syndication; Jorge Ramos, Univision; Ana Cristina Reymundo, Nexos; Rosanna Rosado, El Diario La Prensa; Maria Elena Salinas, Univision; Jose Martin Samano, Azteca America; Pedro Sevcec, Telemundo; Eddie Sotelo, Univision Radio; Carlos Verdecia, Tiempos del Mundo; and Alberto Vourvoulias, El Diario La Prensa.

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