TaglineBilingual reporting by Latino college journalists
Year Founded2008
Type or CoverageEthnic News
Type or CoverageForeign Affairs
Type or CoverageGeneral
CityEl Paso
Business TypeNon-profit
Revenue SourcesDonations
Revenue SourcesGrants
Revenue SourcesSponsorships
Revenue SourcesOffered as a Univeristy course
Revenue SourcesUTEP
Institutional SupportFord Foundation
Institutional SupportKnight Foundation
Institutional SupportScripps Howard Foundation
Institutional SupportUniversity
Staff Size (Business)2-5
Staff Size (Editorial)2-5
Active VolunteersMore than 50
AffiliationsUniversity of Texas at El Paso partnerships with other universities and media outlets. (The Ford Foundation and Knight Foundation provided funding for the site at one time but the grants have expired.)
Mappin LocationEl Paso - Texas
Principal StaffZita Arocha
Principal StaffDavid Smith
Principal StaffLourdes Cueva-Chacon director Zita Arocha founded the site at the University of Texas at El Paso (UTEP) with two goals. “One is to tell the unreported stories of the [U.S.-Mexico] border region which mainstream media doesn’t do very well” says Arocha a senior lecturer in journalism at UTEP. The second is to create “a pipeline” into the journalism profession for young Latinos who have grown up on the border—“to give them a leg up so that they can move into media positions throughout the country and help create some diversity within news media.”
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