WHO WE ARE

EGMN (El Gato Media Network) is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit dedicated to developing college students into communication professionals. Since 2008, EGMN has provided hands-on leadership experience in journalism, media production, social media, public relations and photography. Tell me more…

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Placing students in media

Over 25 recent graduates and 50 current students benefit from EGMN’s strong relationships with industry professionals, media outlets and professional associations which enables them to expand their professional possibilities. Tell me more…

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Our student leadership team

Ilse Gonzalez

Director of EGMN

Ilse Gonzalez

Ilse Gonzalez is a broadcast journalism at the University of Houston and Assignment Editor at Telemundo Houston.

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Kimberly Flores

Assistant Editor of EGMN's The Venture

Kimberly Flores

Kimberly Flores is a broadcast journalism student at the University of Houston and interns with the nonprofit organization Mi Familia Vota.

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Elizabeth Gomez

Editor-in-Chief of EGMN's The Venture

Elizabeth Gomez

Elizabeth Gomez is a broadcast journalism student at the University of Houston and an intern at ABC 13 in Houston.

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Cecilia Abad

Assistant Editor for EGMN's The Venture

Cecilia Abad

Cecilia Abad is a recent graduate from Sam Houston State University, where she majored in History. She interns with the nonprofit organization Mi Familia Vota.

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Conrad Garcia

Editor of EGMN's The Overtime Page

Conrad Garcia

Conrad Garcia is a print journalism student at the University of Houston and web/social media producer for SBNation Radio.

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Matt Flora

Photo Editor for EGMN's The Venture

Matt Flora

Matt Flora is a photography student at the University of Houston, lover of all sports, and photographer and videographer for EGMN's The Overtime Page.

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Read our award-winning work

  • Publisher of The Venture, a bilingual collegiate newspaper at four different colleges. Circulation: 4,000
  • 2010 Associated Collegiate Press Online Newspaper of the Year finalist
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Our achievements

  • Received 40% of the scholarships offered by the Houston Association of Hispanic Media professionals for three straight years.
  • 100% college graduation┬árate among EGMN staff.

We promote diversity

  • Largest collection of Hispanic media students in Texas specializing in reporting, media production, PR, social media and photography.
  • Our content regularly outperforms university-affiliated publications.

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Our team of communication students are put through a rigorous training program, where they hone their skills on every platform necessary to be a successful media professional.


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Upcoming Events

  1. Informational Meeting

    September 26 @ 5:30 pm - 8:30 pm
  2. Breaking news field training

    September 29 @ 8:00 pm - 11:30 pm
  3. Breaking News Training

    October 6 @ 8:00 pm - 11:30 pm
  4. Parents Weekend at the Jack Valenti School of Communications

    October 9 @ 10:00 am - 11:30 am
  5. Breaking News Training

    October 27 @ 8:00 pm - 11:30 pm

EGMN and media-related events.


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