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RTDNA will honor Ramos

The Radio Television Digital News Association (RTDNA) announced it will honor Univision anchor Jorge Ramos with the 2012 John F. Hogan Distinguished Service Award.

An eight-time Emmy award winner and author of 10 books, Jorge has made TIME magazine’s list of “the 25 most influential Hispanics in the United States” and Newsweek’s list of 50 political and media figures. A Pew Hispanic Center survey found that Jorge is the second most recognized Latino leader in the country. He has been with Univision since 1986.

The award is named for the founder and first president of RTDNA, John F. Hogan. The award ceremony will take place Friday, September 21 at 5:15 p.m. during the Excellence in Journalism Conference this September in Fort Lauderdale.

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Cervantes, Pereida and Rodríguez pick up regional Murrows

Irma Cervantes

Irma Cervantes, from Univision’s KABE-39 in Bakersfield, has won a regional Edward R. Murrow for Video Sports Reporting for her series “Liga de Sueños,” about a sports league for disabled children. You can watch her winning entry here.

Reporter Rubén Pereida and photojournalist Javier Rodríguez from Univision’s KTVW in Phoenix picked up a Murrow in the Video News Series category for “Eastleigh, Nuevo Comienzo,” showcasing how immigrants from South Africa are making a new life for themselves in Arizona. You can view the winning entry here.

Rubén Pereida

The Edward R. Murrow Awards is one of the most prestigious honors in journalism, given by the Radio Television Digital News Association.

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RTNDA sets date for name change

The Radio and Television News Director’s Association (RTNDA) will be doing its official name change on October 13. Starting that date, the group’s name will be the Radio, Television and Digital News Association (RTDNA).

A letter to the association’s members signed by the executive staff and members of the board explains this is the right time for the change “now that our industry is going through a metamorphosis.”

The RTNDA has been struggling with membership and convention attendance in the past few years. Leaving the elitist concept of a news director’s association and working to reshape it into the association for “electronic journalists” opens the door to more members.

Since April of 2002, RTNDA has been sharing the convention floor with NAB in Las Vegas. They have announced they will be joining forces with SPJ for its convention in 2011.

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I'm an Emmy award-winning journalist, who's worked as an on-air reporter in Spanish and English-language television news. I've worked for Univision, Telemundo, CNN en Español and Los Angeles Fox and UPN stations before diving into a convergence model at the San Jose Mercury News. I was president of the National Association of Hispanic Journalists from 2004 to 2006, and inducted into the Hall of Fame in August of 2016. As an online news manager, I was West Coast Web Editor for impreMedia and Managing Editor of IntersectionsSouthLA.org. In addition to running Media Moves, which I founded in June of 2007, I'm a regular contributor to Forbes and also do freelance work as writer, reporter and producer.