Newhouse student selected for National Association of Hispanic Journalists Student Project

By Wendy S. Loughlin

June 5, 2020

Doménica Orellana will receive training and mentorship, file stories for Latino Digital Reporter

Newhouse School senior Doménica Orellana has been selected for the 2020 National Association of Hispanic Journalists (NAHJ) Student Project.

Doménica Orellana standing in Newhouse 3

Orellana, a broadcast and digital journalism student, will participate in an online training and mentorship program this month in advance of the annual NAHJ Conference, which will be held online in August.

During the conference week, Orellana will work virtually with professional journalists to cover the convention, media and industry trends, and current events for Latino Reporter Digital.

“This project is particularly meaningful to me, as it gives me an outlet that lets me focus on creating stories that reach Latino communities, which are often underrepresented,” Orellana says. “I hope to grow, not only professionally, but ethically, as I continue to explore my values as a journalist. I’m hoping this experience will shine a light on the importance and power that diversity has in media.”

A native of Ecuador, Orellana is president of the Syracuse University chapter of NAHJ. She has been active with Citrus TV Noticias, NCC News and The Daily Orange. She has also interned at NewsChannel 9 and served as a radio co-host for WJPZ. In addition, she has worked on the digital team for Ecuadorian newspaper El Universo and interned with Ecuavisa’s “Visión 360.”

 Orellana will participate in a remote internship with CNN en Español this summer.