September 6, 2022

As executive director of the National Association of Hispanic Journalists, Alberto Mendoza transformed the organization’s mission while driving record-breaking membership.

Now the managing director for the John S. Knight Journalism Fellowships at Stanford University, he shares his path from high school journalist to nonprofit entrepreneur in the second episode in our MTC Journeys series sponsored by the Media Transformation Challenge at the Poynter Institute.

Alberto goes deep into how personal and professional experiences informed the launch of Palabra, an innovative media platform designed to represent and advocate for NAHJ journalists and the communities they cover, and how his MTC fellowship helped catalyze its success.


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From helping launch Facebook’s Journalism Project globally and his tenure transforming MTV News, to his award-winning PBS documentary, “Mister Rogers & Me,” and podcast, “Friends & Neighbors,” Benjamin Wagner’s focus as a consultant, coach and creative is the essential nature of our shared human experience. 

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