Posts Tagged ‘Jonathan Mena’

Down Memory Lane: First National Ethnic Media Network to Cover the 2008 Democratic National Convention

Friday, December 25th, 2009

This historic moment included three WORD senior editors: Jonathan Mena, Jacqueline Fernandez and Kisha Allison. Read about it here.

Definitely Not Warp Speed, Not Quite Coup de Grace

Friday, October 23rd, 2009

Mayoral Candidate William C. Thompson III appeared at the Kaye Playhouse yesterday evening and pictures and photos are still being processed. Definitely not warped speed here. Nevertheless, the WORD’s Jonathan Mena was there blogging and Twittering live.

Wrapping Up

Wrapping Up

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Which Mayoral Candidate Would Be Good for CUNY? Jonathan Mena Puts the Big Question to NYC Democratic Mayoral Candidate William C. Thompson

Saturday, October 3rd, 2009

Jonathan Mena is a WORD Senior Editor/Producer.

HQ Quality.

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Mayoral Candidate Bill Thompson Gives a Thumbs Up to the WORD’s Jonathan Mena

Friday, October 2nd, 2009

Democratic Mayoral Candidate William C. Thompson and Senior Editor/Producer Jonathan Mena crossed paths in August, 2008, after Thompson, New York’s City Comptroller, invited him and other CUNY student news journalists to his office for an official chat. And today one of Thompson’s media staff members twittered Mena that Thompson will be at Hunter October 22.

He twittered Mena after the senior editor/producer twittered this today:

More about this breaking news later.

A Typical Invite to the WORD

Monday, September 7th, 2009

Hello, Gregg.

Jonathan Mena [WORD Senior Editor/Producer] has agreed to give a presentation about Film & Media and his Hunter experiences to the Hunter Scholars on Wednesday, 9 September, at 1:15 p.m. in 615 West. Both the 2008-2009 and 2009-2010 scholar cohorts will attend.

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“Who told you I was running for Mayor?” New York City Comptroller William C. Thompson, Jr. Said in Jest to a WORD Senior Editor a Few Years Ago

Monday, August 10th, 2009
WORD Senior Editor Jonathan Mena, far left. Former WORD Senior Editor Daniel Allen, sitting to right of Thompson.

WORD Senior Editor Jonathan Mena, far left. Former WORD Senior Editor Daniel Allen, sitting to right of Thompson.

From a November 1, 2007, WORD article: When asked by WORD senior editor and senior producer Jonathan Mena if his motivation for convening with young reporters was linked to a mayoral bid, Thompson replied, jokingly, “Who told you I was running for mayor?” Articles in several news/magazine publications, however, described him as a strong contender for the 2009 mayoral contest.

So, Thompson’s office was recently emailed a request for another meeting with the WORD.

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New America Media National Ethnic Media Award Winners

Thursday, May 28th, 2009

This is a quickie alert because I’m trying to wrap up my semester and have been waylaid with last minute stuff. More later about NAM and its June 4-5 convention. Needless to say, NAM – thanks to Jonathan Mena, Kisha Allison, Jacqueline Fernandez and Eunji Jang – really admires Hunter students and does a lot to support them.

On with the quickie:

NAM Media advisory

OUTSTANDING PRINT, WEB AND BROADCAST REPORTING

ATLANTA – New America Media  the nation’s largest association of ethnic media outlets, today announced winners of its National Ethnic Media Awards honoring exceptional contributions to journalism by members of the ethnic media.

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I would have preferred “Journalism Students Take Historic Reporting Trip”

Sunday, January 25th, 2009

… instead of the above headline from the recent issue of the Hunter Alumni magazine article about Kisha Allison, Jonathan Mena and Jacqueline Fernandez at the Democratic National Convention. Why?

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From Around the World They Came

Tuesday, January 20th, 2009

By Senior Editor/Producer Jonathan Mena

 

I interviewed people from Ethiopia, Cambodia, Germany, Netherlands, Italy, Sardinia, India … Milwaukee !!!


Click here for video.

“Sent from my BlackBerry®Smartphone with SprintSpeed”

Tuesday, January 20th, 2009

By Senior Editor/Producer Jacqueline Fernandez.
At the Inauguration of President-Elect Barack Obama

I arrived at the Capitol by 5 a.m. and I was already late. My cab dropped me off on 7th Street, the public entrance, and it was sheer pandamonium. Someone in the crowd yelled, “This is like Walmart on black Friday.” Obviously, a reference to the November 28 fatal death of a Long Island Wal-Mart trainee trampled in a surge by thousands of customers stampeding for sales.

People of all ages and colors were pushing each other and shoving their way through trying to get close to the gate here at 7th.  In a crowded lane four-width people apart, it was heartbreaking to see an elderly black woman in a wheelchair get pushed around, especially when she was decked out in her finest Obama gear.

 

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