El Nuevo Herald journalist, Sergio Cándido, will speak at the 2016 Miami Dade College Summer Journalism Speaker Series at 2 p.m. in Room 4209 on July 28, 2016 at the College’s North Campus.
Cándido, who served as the first ever multimedia editor and a senior writer for The Falcon Times (the now defunct student newspaper at North Campus) during the 2009-10 school year, is currently a breaking news reporter and online producer for El Nuevo Herald.
He valued his experience at The Falcon Times and strongly advocates for journalism students learning at their student newspaper.
“It’s essential if you want to start a career in journalism,” Cándido said. “You [have] to make sure you join the student newspaper. That is where you are going to learn the most. You’re not going to learn in your classes at college. You are going to learn in the field by actually doing journalism, by doing stories, by doing interviews. That is how you are going to learn the craft.”
At El Nuevo Herald, Cándido, a 28-year-old Buenos Aires native, has chronicled the stories of several Cuban rafters that have reached Miami’s shores. He has also developed a crowdsourced interactive map that illustrate the struggles Venezuelan students abroad have to obtain money through their government. Earlier this year he broke the story about the safe found at the Miami Beach mansion formerly owned by Colombian drug lord Pablo Escobar.
Before working at El Nuevo Herald, Cándido was an online news director for the South Florida Gay News, a publication that covers LGBT-related news, and as a real estate columnist for Ocean Drive Magazine.
Cándido has a bachelor’s degree in multimedia journalism from Florida Atlantic University and an associate’s degree from North Campus.
The MDC Journalism Speaker Series was launched in February 2008 to create an exchange and learning opportunity for students interested in pursuing careers in journalism. To date, 54 journalists have participated in the series.
The program includes a presentation by the journalists and a 15-minute question and answer session. All presentations are free and open to the public.
WHAT: MDC Summer Journalism Speaker Series with El Nuevo Herald Reporter and Online Producer Sergio Cándido.
WHEN: Thursday, July 28, 2016 at 2 p.m.
WHERE: MDC North Campus, 11380 N.W. 27th Ave., Room 4209.