Former Reporter Editors Selected For 2018 NAHJ Student Project

Reporter alumni, Maria Elena Vizcaíno and Riane Roldan, have been selected to participate in the National Association of Hispanic Journalists Student Project from July 18 to July 21.

“I’m so excited that I’m going to be able to go to NAHJ and be part of the student project and work with mentors from the organization,” Vizcaíno said.

The NAHJ Student Project offers students week-long training to work with journalists and cover the NAHJ International Training Conference and Career Fair, which will be held in Miami this year. Students will also produce stories for the Latino Reporter Digital.

“It’s not just covering the conference. [Students] go and find stories focusing on the industry in Miami,” Roldan said. “It’s cool to go back home and report on a place I grew up in. It’s just a really good experience overall.”

Vizcaíno, 21, is studying journalism at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill and covers crime for The Daily Tar Heel, the student newspaper at UNC. At The Reporter, she served as editor-in-chief during the 2016-17 year.

Roldan, 21, is the express editor at The Berkeley Beacon, the student newspaper at Emerson College in Boston, Massachusetts, where she is studying journalism. She served as A & E editor at The Reporter during the 2016-17 year.

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Katherine Wallace-Fernandez

Katherine Wallace-Fernandez, 19, is an English major at Kendall Campus. Wallace-Fernandez, who graduated from Miami Palmetto Senior High School in 2016, will serve as a Editor-In-Chief and briefing editor for The Reporter during the 2017-2018 school year. She aspires to be a writer.