Friday, April 9, 2010

Soledad O'Brien at NALIP

Soledad O'Brien will be speaking at NALIP's (National Association of Latino Independent Producers ) 11th national conference, set for April 9 - 11, 2010 in Santa Monica, California.

NALIP 2010: NAVIGATING IN A SEA OF CHANGE is presented by HBO, Time Warner and the National Latino Media Council. This year showcases what is actually working right now for writers and directors, performers and producers: What genres? What funding strategies? What distribution plans to deliver real revenues? And what partnerships in a wild and confusing sea of possibilities?

Soledad's most recent project, Latino in America, was a wide-ranging look at Latinos living in this country, how they’re reshaping America, and how America is reshaping them. Previously, she reported for Black in America 2, a four-hour documentary series focusing on successful community leaders improving the lives of African-Americans. She has also reported for the CNN documentary Words That Changed a Nation, featuring a never-before-seen look at Dr. King’s private writings and notes, and investigated his assassination in Eyewitness to Murder: The King Assassination. Her Children of the Storm project and One Crime at a Time documentary demonstrate her continued commitment to covering stories out of New Orleans.

Soledad’s many recognitions include part of the coverage teams that earned a George Foster Peabody award for its Katrina coverage, and an Alfred I. duPont Award for its coverage of the Thailand tsunami. She received the 2009 Medallion of Excellence for Leadership and Community Service Award from the Congressional Hispanic Caucus Institute. In 2008 she was the first recipient of the Soledad O’Brien Freedom’s Voice Award for being a catalyst for social change. In 2007, the NAACP honored her with its President’s Award for her humanitarian efforts and journalistic excellence.

Soledad is a member of the National Association of Black Journalists, and the National Association of Hispanic Journalists. She is a graduate of Harvard University.

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