Columbia Journalism School


David Gonzalez '83 named to NAHJ Hall of Fame

July 25, 2013

The board of the National Association of Hispanic Journalists named David Gonzalez '83 one of the 2013 NAHJ Hall of Fame inductees. He will join the likes of Cecilia Alvear, George Ramos, Ysabel Duron, our Dean of Student Affairs Ernest Sotomayor, and Ray Suarez, among others.  Gonazlez will be honored on Monday, Aug.26, at the annual NAHJ Hall of Fame gala.

Sotomayor nominated Gonzalez for the award and said, “His resume would inspire any young journalist to emulate what David has accomplished – from grad school to national Newsweek correspondent to prize-winning reporter and columnist at The Times to editing the Lens Blog, where people of color everywhere from New York City to Latin America find an outlet to represent their perspectives.”

Gonzalez has worked at The New York Times since 1990 and has had many different roles, including About New York Columnist, Bronx Bureau Chief, Metro Religion Reporter, Central America/Caribbean Bureau chief, and Citywide Columnist.  In 2011, Gonzalez became co-editor of the Times’ Lens Blog, and also writes and shoots a biweekly photo and essay as the Metro Section’s Side Street Columnist.

“What the resume does not tell you is how he brought cultural change to one of the least diverse newsrooms in America with stories about religion, arts, music and people adversely affected by subprime loans, AIDS, as well as advocacy on the internal diversity council where he constantly pushed for hiring more people of color,” Sotomayor added.

To read more about the gala and the inductees, click here.  

(Photo: Earl Wilson,The New York Times)



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