|Born||Cindy E. Rodriguez
Harlem, New York City, United States
|Occupation||Non-fiction writer, Journalist|
|Period||1990 to present|
|Genres||Latino culture, immigration, urban affairs|
Cindy Rodríguez is an American journalist and writer based in Boston.
Rodríguez is currently a Journalist-in-Residence  at Emerson College. For most of her career, she worked at daily newspapers. She covered race relations and cultural affairs for the Detroit News, was a columnist and blogger at The Denver Post, covered immigration and demographics for The Boston Globe and wrote opinion pieces for the Globe's now-defunct "Focus" section. She also worked at the Akron Beacon Journal, where she primarily covered education issues and was a columnist and youth editor at The Syracuse Newspapers.
Conflict with Bill O'Reilly
Her columns at the Denver Post drew ire from Bill O'Reilly, who, on his TV show described her of being a proponent of "open borders" along with other statements and characterizations. During the October 25, 2005 edition of the Fox News Channel program The O'Reilly Factor, O'Reilly accused Denver Post columnist Cindy Rodriguez of misquoting him although statements made on O'Reilly's radio program, The Radio Factor, support Rodriguez's claims in her column.
Rodríguez has taught multimedia journalism at Fordham University, New York University and at Hunter College (CUNY). She has also taught at Metropolitan State College of Denver, Boston University, and Northeastern University. For three years, she ran the Newhouse Minority Journalism program, a year-long educational program on journalism and the media, administered by reporters and editors at The Syracuse Newspapers.
She has been published in more than three dozen newspapers and magazines, including The New York Times, The Village Voice, Time Video and Latina Magazine. Her columns for the Denver Post ran on the New York Times and MediaNews wires.
Rodríguez was one of a handful of Latina columnists working in the U.S. newsmedia.
National Association of Hispanic Journalists
Rodríguez served as Vice President-Print of the National Association of Hispanic Journalists from 2006 to 2008 and was General At-Large Officer from 2004 to 2006. During her time on the board, she helped create the GLBT Caucus. She is a member of the James Aronson Award for Social Justice Journalism committee.
UNITY: Journalists of Color
Rodríguez mentored aspiring journalists working on The ASNE Reporter, the convention newspaper of The American Society of Newspaper Editors in 2000. She was editor for several years of The Latino Reporter, a convention newspaper of NAHJ that brings together 25 college students from across the country for a one-week journalism bootcamp.
- 2010 International Reporting Fellow, Ford Foundation and the International Center for Foreign Journalists
- First Place Award for Best Serious Columnist from the Colorado Press Association, 2005
- New York State AP Award for column writing
- National Press Foundation fellow, 2000.
- With three colleagues of The Detroit News won a "Salute to Excellence Award" from the National Association of Black Journalists for "Detroit's Racial Divide," in 2008 for a series on the 40th anniversary of the Detroit riots.
Radio and TV appearances
Rodríguez has appeared on various TV and radio shows. In Boston, she was a regular panelist on Revista Hispana (Spanish for Hispanic Magazine), a current events TV talk show. She has also appeared on the news program Inside Boston, the cable TV program Visión, and appeared regularly as a reporter on New England Cable News.
Rodríguez speaks at high schools and universities across the country.
- Rodríguez, Cindy E. (29 July 2011). "About". Journalism, Remixed. Retrieved 4 August 2012.
- "Faculty » Arthur L. Carter Journalism Institute at New York University". Journalism.nyu.edu. Retrieved 2012-08-04.
- , National Association of Hispanic Journalists http://www.nahj.org/aboutnahj/boardofdirectors/rodriguez.shtml Missing or empty
- Bill O'Reilly: The Truth Police - Cindy Rodriguez. October 25, 2005.
- The O'Reilly Factor, Fox News Channel. October 25, 2005
- The Radio Factor, Bill O'Reilly, April 15, 2005: " I think you could probably make an absolutely airtight case that more than 3,000 Americans have been either killed or injured, based upon the 11 million illegals who are here."
- The Denver Post: Bill O'Reilly's bullying ways merit apology. October 25, 2005.
- Bill O'Reilly, The Culture Warrior. Random House, 2007, pp39-40.
- "NYU Faculty: Cindy Rodríguez". Arthur L. Carter Journalism Institute, New York University. Retrieved 18 November 2008.
- "Hunter Part-time Faculty 2007-2008". Hunter College Film and Media Department. Retrieved 18 November 2008.
- Rodríguez, Cindy (15 September 2008). "Balancing National Security and the Rights of Visitors". The New York Times.
- "Media Markets". MediaNews Group. Retrieved 2012-08-04.
- Hispanic Heritage Month: Cindy Rodríguez, The Robert C. Maynard Institute for Journalism Education, 9 October 2011
- "NAHJ Board of Directors". National Association of Hispanic Journalists. Retrieved 18 November 2008.
- Prince, Richard (21 February 2005). "NAHJ Approves Gay Caucus". The Robert C. Maynard Institute for Journalism Education. Retrieved 18 November 2008.
- , Hunter College Film and Media Department http://filmmedia.hunter.cuny.edu/aronson/committee.html Missing or empty
- Board of Directors, UNITY Journalists, retrieved 18 November 2008
- (PDF) http://www.latinoreporterdigital.org/2003/print/0626lr00201.pdf, retrieved 18 November 2008 Missing or empty
- http://ijnet.org/blog/tips-us-journalist-reporting-abroad Missing or empty
- , Colorado Press Association, 2005 http://www.jea.org/workshops/spring07/program.pdf Missing or empty
- Winners Announced as the Best in Black Coverage, National Association of Black Journalists, retrieved 18 November 2008[dead link]
- Journalism With Altitude (PDF), Journalism Education Association, 2007[dead link]
- Students Publish Multicultural News, University of Arkansas, 5 April 2006, retrieved 18 November 2008[dead link]