Intersections South L.A. offers online news, features and resources about South Los Angeles. Our coverage area stretches from University Park to Watts and explores quality-of-life issues including education, business, immigration, healthcare and the environment.
Intersections was founded at the USC Annenberg School for Communication & Journalism in 2009 by professors Willa Seidenberg and Bill Celis with the goal of training students to cover this vibrant urban area neighboring the campus with depth.
There are plenty of ways for Annenberg students to get involved. So, you may be wondering…
Why should I contribute to Intersections?
- To cover a neighborhood traditionally neglected by mainstream media that full of rich and exciting stories.
- To develop skills in whichever fields you like, such as reporting, writing, editing, photography, video, radio, social media or digital media.
- To hone your skills covering a range of beats including education, immigration, transportation, crime and the environment.
- To work within a supportive, collaborative, friendly environment.
- To work one-on-one with student and faculty editors.
- To learn to cover one of the city’s most complex and fascinating neighborhoods.
- To stay local, exploring the world just outside USC’s backyard.
- To build a strong clips portfolio.
- To learn about the field of online community news and niche reporting.
How can I get involved with Intersections?
- Sign up for Intersections as your Learning Lab. (Undergraduates only.)
- Join Intersections as a staff member, contributing to the site on a regular basis as a reporter, photographer, editor, web producer, social media manager or multimedia content producer.
- Submit your class assignments about South L.A. for possible publication.
- Drop by the weekly Intersections meetings to brainstorm stories, discuss reporting strategies and learn about South L.A. (Fall 2014 meeting times TBA.)
- Browse through the site and our “Resources” tab to learn about South L.A. and find story ideas.
What should I do next?
- Drop by the next Intersections meeting to meet the team and learn more. (Fall 2014 meeting times TBA.)
- Email Editor Daina Solomon at [email protected]. In your note, write your class year, past journalism experience and how you would like to contribute to Intersections.
What if I am not an Annenberg student?
- We encourage cross-disciplinary collaboration! Email Editor Daina Solomon at [email protected] to discuss ways to contribute.