Several School of Journalism alumni among Arizona Daily Wildcat honorees; Olivarez-Giles will speak March 25 -- March 2011

The Arizona Daily Wildcat will induct seven UA School of Journalism graduates into its Hall of Fame at a dinner Saturday, March 26, at the Marriott University Park Hotel. In addition, nine journalism grads are among the 10 young alumni who will receive awards.

One of the honorees, Nathan Olivarez-Giles, will speak to the National Association of Hispanic Journalists - UA Student Chapter about traditional journalism skills in new media technology on Friday, March 25, at 5:30 p.m. in Marshall Room 340.

Olivarez-Giles, a UA School of Journalism graduate and former co-founding president of our NAHJ-UA student chapter, is a businenss reporter at the Los Angeles Times. He has interned at The New York Times as a videojournalist and the Los Angeles Times for their METRPO program, covering several beats including business. He is a former photo editor at the  Arizona Daily Wildcat. Olivarez-Giles is a prolific user of social media, garnering a large following for his blog and for his Twitter account.

The Arizona Daily Wildcat Hall of Fame inductees are:
• Robert Crawford, news reporter,editor and media relations executive;
• Olaf Frandsen, publisher and regional vice president, Freedom Communications;
• Paul Giblin, 2009 Pulitzer Prize winner for local reporting;
• Mary Alice Kellogg, journalist and author;
• Morgan Loew, investigative reporter, KPHO, Phoenix;
• Sheila McNulty, energy reporter, Financial Times;
• Margo Warren, health communications professional

The Young Alumni winners are:
• Dave Cieslak, co-founder, Scutari and Cieslak;
• Jennifer Duffy, PR director, Loews Golf Resorts;
• Ryan Gabrielson, 2009 Pulitzer Prize winner for local reporting;
• Djamila Grossman, photographer, Salt Lake Tribune;
• Luke Larson, author, The Senator's Son;
• Nathan Olivarez-Giles, reporter, Los Angeles Times;
• Nicole Santa Cruz, reporter, Los Angeles Times;
• Daniel Scarpinato, political communications director;
• Maxx Wolfson, field editor, Getty Images

Tickets are $45 per person. The event begins at 6 p.m. with a reception, followed by dinner at 7 p.m.

For more information, contact Arizona Student Media at 520-626-6699.

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