Reporter Corps trains young adults in multimedia journalism so that they can report on their own communities. Participants receive training and support from professional journalists, local government officials, and researchers. The first class ran in Alhambra from October 2012 to April 2013 and published stories on Alhambra Source. Reporter Corps South LA launched in June 2013. We welcome the participants, who were selected based on their connection to South Los Angeles, growth potential, and determination to address social issues within their community.
Reporter Corps members are paired with mentors throughout the program. We would like to thank the following journalists for their commitment:
Ashley Alvarado (KPCC), Alexandra Berzon (Wall Street Journal), Adolfo Flores (LA Times), Jesse Katz (author), José Martinez (KPCC), Sahra Sulaiman (Streetsblog LA), Kerstin Zilm (soundslikerstin).
We have also depended upon the generosity of various volunteer presenters:
Ashley Alvarado (KPCC), Kim Bui (KPCC) ,Garret Broad (USC Annenberg), Jim Colgan (Soundcloud), Alfred Dicioco (Reporter Corps Alhambra), Jessica Pons (freelance photographer), Kevin Ferguson (KPCC), Jane Fernandez (Reporter Corps Alhambra), Marisa Gerber (LA Times), John Gonzales (Center for Health Reporting), Jacqueline Hamilton (ECCLA) Robert Hernandez (USC Annenberg), Jen Hoche (Hollywood Reporter), Ricardo Lopez (LA Times), Albert Lu (Reporter Corps Alhambra), Monica Luhar (Reporter Corps Alhambra), City Councilman Bernard Parks, Los Angeles Police Department Sergeant Robin Petillo