A collaboration among CalMatters, Cityside, Gannett, McClatchy and others underwritten by The McClatchy Foundation
Location: Bakersfield, California
Beat: Bakersfield and Kern County
Position: This reporter covers Bakersfield and Kern County, which has a population that's 54 percent Hispanic and is inadequately covered. The reporter is overseen by editors at CalMatters, which has a partnership with a Spanish-language start-up in the area, for extra reach.