‘We Called for Workers, But People Came’ Conference

Although seemingly different on the surface, Muslim and Mexican immigrants have a striking correlation that a group of academics and journalists have noticed. A three-day symposium focused on the parallels between the two communities began Thursday and will continue through Saturday. Read the story by clicking here.  

Transatlantic Conference: Muslims and Mexicans

The histories of Muslims in Germany and Mexican-Americans in the U.S. are different and complex, but each are portrayed as the fastest growing minority group in their respective countries. A conference at the University of Houston-Victoria will launch a conversation about the migration, globalization and integration that German Muslims and Mexican-Americans have faced. Read the […]

You can make a difference, as my mentors did

We’ve heard the statistics – too many students are dropping out of high school and even fewer are going on to college. Let’s not even talk about the stories that detail how our students are falling behind, especially when compared to those from China or India. There is no doubt that when it comes to […]

Centro Victoria Seeks to Incorporate More Mexican-American Literature into Texas Classrooms

Effort to increase Mexican-American textbook, materials throughout state By Gheni Platenburg, Victoria Advocate Staff Writer Centro Victoria is working to increase Texas students’ exposure to Mexican-American literature with the help of a new educational handbook. Since last year, Centro Victoria has worked to distribute “Made in Texas: Mexican American Literature and Culture” to several school […]

Hecho en Tejas a literary, musical extravaganza

By Marisa Treviño of Latina Lista Texans are often accused of doing things “bigger.” So it makes perfect sense that an upcoming event at the Latino Cultural Center based on the book Hecho en Tejas: An Anthology of Texas-Mexican Literature would be so much more than just a “book event.” In fact, it is a […]

The Mexican Invasion: What it means to the city. How it will change your life.

“ Not to put too fine a point on it, but the emerging political consensus of the city will more closely track with Dallas Morning News columnist Macarena Hernández than her occasional op-ed page colleague Mark Davis, if it does not already.” Read the entire column here.

Macarena Hernández on Immigration, Bill O’Reilly and No Child Left Behind

In a Q&A with Liz Cox Barrett, Macarena Hernández discusses dealing with hate mail, the need for better education reporting and butting heads with Bill O’Reilly.

Hispanic Heritage Month

Topic Hispanic Heritage Month & Our Shared Experience Guests Macarena Hernandez, Alejandrina Drew, Jerrie Marcus Smith, & Allison V. Smith Description In observance of Hispanic Heritage Month, which runs until October 15th, we’ll discuss the continuous merging of cultures not only in Texas, but in the United States as a whole.

JournalismJobs.com Q&A

Macarena Hernandez speaks to JournalismJobs.com about the industry, the New York Times scandal and her work.

AUDIO: Tell Me More Explores Presidential Debate in Spanish

There have been five presidential debates already leading up to a November 2008 election. Spanish-language network Univision and the University of Miami want to host debates in Spanish this fall. Dallas Morning News reporter Macarena Hernandez and Harvard political analyst Marvin Kalb discuss the debate process.

Letter to the Editor

Letters to the Editor from Macarena Hernandez on Vimeo. Macarena Hernandez shares with Iowa youth congress representatives why, how and when to get a letter-to-the-editor published in local newspapers.

The National Association of Hispanic Journalists responds to Bill O’Reilly’s attacks on Macarena Hernández.

Dear Mr. O’Reilly: I am writing to you on behalf of the National Association of Hispanic Journalists concerning your recent attacks on the integrity of Dallas Morning News editorial writer Macarena Hernandez. You called her a “liar” and a “dishonest woman,” and you referred to her article as “a matter of deceit.” To read the […]

Macarena Hernández Speaks to Teachers

In this session, Hernandez shared research experiences as well as offered insight on how to teach students to conduct this type of meaningful research that will help them to discover their “cultural identity”. Her activities emphasized a focus on how to identify and evade biases in studying and conducting research. To read the press release, […]

VANITY FAIR: Scandal of Record

by Seth Mnookin Back at her office, Macarena Hernandez had also seen Blair’s story and had immediately recognized entire passages of her piece—lifted nearly verbatim. She was furious. Hernandez knew Blair. The two had been part of the same minority internship program at the Times in 1999. Now, four years later, it appeared as if […]

TIME: Reading Between the Lies

By NANCY GIBBS; Jodie Morse/New York, Cathy Booth Thomas/Dallas and Viveca Novak/Washington Given the chance, Macarena Hernandez might have done great things at the New York Times. With a gift for detail and musical prose, she was offered a job after working as a summer intern in 1998 and planned to take it–right up until […]


Macarena Hernandez and her cousin Sylvia Elizondo are profiled in the bestselling book, Girlfriends.