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National Association of Hispanic Journalists Hall of Fame - awarded by National Association of Hispanic Journalists

May 15, 2018 – During the NAHJ 2018 conference in Miami, FL four of the nation’s top journalists, academics and newsroom innovators will be inducted into the National Association of Hispanic Journalists’ Hall of Fame.

Rosental Alves, leader in online journalism and connecting Latin America and the United States journalism; journalism’s innovator and big thinker, Alberto Ibargüen; Mindy Marques, the first Latina executive editor of the Miami Herald; and master of watchdog journalism, Mc Nelly Torres will be inducted into the 2018 Hall of Fame class. This year’s gala honoring these individuals will be held on Saturday, July 21, 2018 at the InterContinental Hotel during the 2018 International Training Conference and Career Fair.

“I am honored to announce these four candidates for Hall of Fame recognition. These outstanding journalists have pushed the meaning of journalism to new standards and have redefined the industry through their unprecedented positions and inventive ideologies,” said Brandon Benavides, President of NAHJ.  “I look forward to celebrating these individuals’ accomplishments.”

Meet the 2018 inductees:

Mc Nelly Torres dominates the world of investigative journalism. Through her investigative work she has published stories for the San Antonio Express-News in Texas, the Morning News in South Carolina, The Lawton Constitution in Oklahoma, and the Sun-Sentinel in South Florida. In these capacities she has uncovered local crimes and created change in communities. Mc Nelly served on the board of Investigative Reporters and Editors and the Florida Society in News Editors board. She has contributed to the advancement of investigative journalism by training journalists in the US, Latin American and the Caribbean in data journalism and investigative tools.

Mc Nelly Torres's Blog

Puerto Rico was facing a health care crisis long before Hurricane Maria hit last year. The storm... more »
posted 07/18/18

Mc Nelly Torres's Work

A journalist shares key lessons from reporting on the Puerto Rican government's failed responses to a dangerous disease that spread after two hurricanes ravaged the island.
Three days after Hurricane María, Isolina Miranda stared in disbelief at what was left of the two-story building where a community health center once stood in the heart of San Lorenzo, a town in Puerto Rico.
How Congress and the White House refuse to fund health care to the hurricane-ravaged island’s desperately poor.