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A night with Reporter Corps South LA


Ryan Johnson welcomes people to the 24th Street Theatre

Reporter Corps, a new program that trains young adults to report on their own communities,  presented the work of its first South L.A. class Tuesday evening at the 24th Street Theatre.

Reporter Corps interns presented an audiovisual tour of  their South L.A. communities and a preview of their in-depth educational stories to more than 50 people that included community members, USC Annenberg students and professors, and Eighth District City Councilman Curren Price.

The University of Southern California’s Annenberg School of Communication and Journalism selected the six South L.A. residents, ages 18 – 23, from a competitive pool for the 10-week program. Participants received intensive multimedia reporting training from volunteer journalists representing outlets including the LA Times, KPCC, Wall Street Journal, Streetsblog SouthLA and others. Each participant developed a personal education story in partnership with the Hechinger Report, a non-profit news organization. [Read more…]

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Crenshaw High School memorial dedication for Trayvon Martin

Marchers commemorating Martin Luther King's historic speech with a memorial to Trayvon Martin at Crenshaw High School.

Marchers commemorating Martin Luther King’s historic speech with a memorial to Trayvon Martin at Crenshaw High School.

Tuesday August 27 2013- Crenshaw High School students, teachers, and politicians  in South L.A. commemorated the 50th anniversary of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.’s “I Have A Dream” speech  by having a school garden beautification and dedicating part of their school garden as a memorial to Trayvon Martin.

Martin was the 17-year-old from Sanford, Florida who was shot by neighborhood watch coordinator George Zimmerman in February of 2012.

Eighth District Councilmember Bernard Parks made a presentation on the Trayvon Martin Resolution passed by the Los Angeles City Council to pressure the federal government to investigate the Martin shooting. Representatives from LAPD’s South Bureau also spoke to students about how to stand up for their First Amendment Rights in a way that won’t end up in arrests. [Read more…]

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