Baylor students seek to re-establish NAHJ chapter

After two years of inactivity, students trying to bring back Hispanic journalism

Baylor students seek to re-establish NAHJ chapter

By Ashley Yeaman
Baylor Lariat Reporter

After two years of inactivity, two Baylor students are trying to bring the National Association of Hispanic Journalists back to campus.

Heading the effort to re-establish the chapter are Baytown senior Carmen Galvan, a journalism major, and Dallas senior Janette Artea, a journalism and film and digital media major.

Dr. Brad Owens, senior lecturer in the journalism, public relations and new media department, came to Galvan and Artea with the idea of reviving the organization, Galvan said.

“Dr. Owens really gave us the confidence that we could do it,” Galvan said. “And then just researching, learning more about the organization and seeing all that it offers – I couldn’t pass up the opportunity.”

The National Association of Hispanic Journalists recognizes and provides professional advancement of Hispanics in the media industry, creating a “national voice and unified vision” for Hispanic journalists, according to its website.