NAHJ Awards News Story Developed in Sagrado

Sagrado alumni Génesis González Díaz and Génesis Rodríguez Torres make Sagrado and Puerto Rico proud.

Génesis González Díaz and Génesis Rodríguez Torres (left)

By Liz Yanira Del Valle

The news story 53 mujeres muertas en 47 semanas. ¿Y el Estado, qué? (53 women dead in 47 weeks. And what about the Government?), written by two Ferré Rangel School of Communication (ECFR, Spanish acronym) alumni, received an award by the National Association of Hispanic Journalists (NAHJ) in the category of Latino Issues Students Print- Online Journalist.

Genesis González Díaz and Genesis Rodríguez Torres developed their work in EntreMedios, a journalistic mentoring project for students at Sagrado Corazón University, and it was published in the digital news outlet ONCE.

During an interview with inSagrado, both thanked Professor Lillian Agosto, leader of the EntreMedios project.

“We are grateful for the recognition, but above all, for the work done. The story gave prominence to the situation of women who were afraid to tell of their experience. Gender violence is a worrying reality. It’s astonishing that – right in the 21st century – it keeps happening.”

Génesis González Díaz,
Alumna of the bachelor’s degree in Journalism

Meanwhile, Rodríguez Torres assured that the award motivates young journalists in training. “Many times, we do not appreciate our potential, we devalue ourselves. It is important that this work is also shown outside of Puerto Rico,” she said.

Rodríguez Torres is currently completing a master’s degree in Journalism and Science, Technology, Environment, and Health Communication at the Carlos Tercero University in Madrid, while working at WAPA TV. As for González Díaz, she is pursuing a Master of Arts in Public Relations and Integrated Communication at Sagrado, looking to later specialize in Television Meteorology at Mississippi State University.

Both Génesis are the pride of Sagrado. Congratulations!

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