Location: * West, California
Beat: San Joaquin Valley
Position: The San Joaquin Valley is often called the Appalachia of the West due to its severe poverty, low health outcomes for the working poor and environmental degradation by the agriculture and fossil fuel industries. Many Valley towns and cities are majority Latino, and this reporter covers urgent issues in the Valley for Spanish speakers. The journalist also amplifies nationally the Valley’s universal low-income community concerns, such as the fight for access to clean water and air in many contaminated towns, as well as the impact of the administration’s new Public Charge rule, which requires the immigrant working poor to choose between essential public services for their families and losing their permanent residency and right to work.
Skills: Spanish language; Audio; WritingApply →