Chico News & Review is an award-winning weekly newspaper. It’s the first in a chain of three family-owned newspapers in the Northern California/Nevada region. It was founded in 1977 by student journalists whose newspaper was kicked off the Chico State campus for publishing stories unflattering to the administration.
Chico News & Review
Location: * West, California
Beat: Homelessness and poverty in a three-county region, including fire recovery
Position: The beat focuses on Butte, Glenn and Tehama counties, and includes local government in Oroville and Butte County’s smaller municipalities, plus the local Board of Supervisors, which oversees the unincorporated regions. Main issues: homelessness and poverty in the region. A big news desert is recently incorporated Southside Oroville, known for its blight and poverty. Agriculture is the primary economic driver in the area, so the corps member would delve into the vast yet underreported local immigrant community whose members are at risk of deportation under the Trump administration. In terms of the Camp Fire, this reporter analyzes some of the bigger-picture issues related to the wildland-urban interface. These stories can be shared with our sister paper in Sacramento and other outlets connected to the Association of Alternative Newsmedia, of which we are a member. We’re concerned about disaster capitalism and how impulses to quickly rebuild might affect the long-term health of the environment and residents. Under the editor-in-chief’s guidance, the corps member has weekly assignments while working on in-depth pieces to be published as cover stories.
Skills: Writing, Spanish languageApply →