Posts Tagged ‘2009 Presidential Inauguration’

So Much to Do

Monday, May 25th, 2009

Because I was so wrapped up in trying to get my students credentials for the 2008 Democratic Convention in Denver in August, and getting them prepped once they were notified by New America Media that three were going, and trying later for a WORD presence at the Republican National Convention in Minneapolis (my trying was not as serious nor as successful as my efforts for the DNC in Denver) and then the Presidential Inaugural in D.C. (which they accomplished by themselves), I had slacked off a lot.

And I am still playing catch-up.

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?


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.

Inauguration Update: Must See Video

Tuesday, January 20th, 2009

By Senior Producer/Editor Jacqueline Fernandez (With Technical Assistance from Jonathan Mena)

Today (Monday, January 19) — Jonathan Mena and I got a call from our colleague Luis Mostacero that there might be a chance for us to get press credentials to attend the Inauguration of Barack Obama. The challenged: Jonathan and I had to dash through congested, convoluted Washington D.C. traffic to make it to the Russell Senate Office Building in 30 minutes– or else!

See Them Run!

Picture below by Jacqueline Fernandez


“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.



The WORD at the 2009 Inauguration – Update: Luis Mostacero, Jacqueline Fernandez and Jonathan Mena Have Press Credentials

Tuesday, January 20th, 2009

Luis made it happen.

Inauguration Breaking News from Senior Editor/Producer Jonathan Mena

Sunday, January 18th, 2009

Washington D.C. – Roads and bridges leading to the Lincoln Memorial have been closed off to car traffic. Military Police along with D.C. enforcement have blocked cars but are allowing pedestrians to make the almost three-block trek to the memorial.

Jonathan Mena.

The WORD at the 2009 Swearing-in of President-Elect Barack Obama

Sunday, January 18th, 2009

Luis Mostacero, Jacqueline Fernandez and Jonathan Mena are heading to the Presidential Inauguration TODAY to make sure they’re in D.C. to engage this historic moment before the anticipated humungous surge inspires The Powers That Be to cut off transportation into the city. A sudden emergency is keeping Kisha Allison from going.

Mostacero has press credentials via his Noticia Hispanoamericana – but also will be writing for the WORD.



The WORD’s Luis M. Mostacero Heading to the Presidential Inauguration

Tuesday, January 13th, 2009

WORD senior editor/producer Luis M. Mostacero also writes for Noticia Hispanoamericana in Baldwin, New York (AKA Long Island). He will be reporting on the inauguration for Noticia Hispanoamericana but will also be writing some stories for the WORD.


WORD senior editor/producer Luis Mostacero interviewing people who had voted in the neighborhood voting booths set up inside of the Hunter North Building November 4.

WORD senior editor/producer Luis Mostacero interviewing people who had voted in the neighborhood voting booths set up inside of the Hunter North Building.



WORD Writer Gets Inauguration Press Credentials

Monday, January 12th, 2009

A WORD writer who also writes for a Spanish-speaking newspaper on Long Island has received press credentials via his LI newspaper for the 2009 Inauguration.