Community Media

With all of the community media we produce, our aim is to engage and inform Latinos and others whose issues may often be ignored by the mainstream media. We achieve this by providing journalism training, and by producing El Tecolote, a free, biweekly, bilingual newspaper.

 

El Tecolote 

Our oldest media product, El Tecolote, is produced primarily by scores of volunteers who lend their writing, translating and photography skills to ensure that the newspaper hits the streets every two weeks. We publish 10,000 print copies of El Tecolote and distribute them to more than 350 locations in the inner and outer Mission, Bernal Heights, the Tenderloin and the Civic Center. We also distribute to parts of South San Francisco, in the East Bay’s Fruitvale area, and to several locations in Marin County with heavy concentrations of Latinos. El Tecolote is the longest-running Spanish/English bilingual newspaper in California. In 2014, El Tecolote was voted best community newspaper by the SF Weekly, and profiled by the San Francisco Chronicle as part of its “A Changing Mission” multimedia feature.

Our organization is a member of the San Francisco Neighborhood Newspaper Association, a group of 16 neighborhood-based newspapers, and a founding member of New America Media, a national network of ethnic news media.

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Fuerza Joven: High School Journalism Training Program

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Since 1985, our Fuerza Joven Program has helped to spark and sustain journalism opportunities for youth. It has served as a vehicle for Mission District youth to become more active in their community through real-life, meaningful journalistic projects that foster creativity, exploration of place and cultural identity. Our staff develops summer programs designed specifically for the needs of the Mission District community.

In 2013 Acción Latina produced a Multimedia Journalism Program targeting youth aged 14-18, who were interested in understanding what it takes to become a multimedia reporter. It provided intensive training over the course of three weeks, with the goal of giving participants the tools and support to investigate, produce and publish stories. Training included: developing story ideas, conducting research, and interviewing key sources,  basic photography skills, audio recording, videography and editing. A stipend was awarded upon completion of the training.

Learn about our Cultural Arts programming >>

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  • Were super excited about our next gallery exhibition! We are
    3 weeks ago by accionlatinasf We’re super excited about our next gallery exhibition! We are celebrating 5 years(!) of producing the “Latino Life” photo exhibit, the Bay Area’s only ongoing photography event dedicated to highlighting the Latino experience. This year we will feature a retrospective of the best if years past as well as all new photos taken by the very talented photojournalists of El Tecolote. Please come out and celebrate with us on this very special night!  #latinolife   #elteco   #eltecolotenewspaper   #photojournalism   #galleryexhibition 
  • Thanks everybody for coming out to and show that Family
    1 week ago by accionlatinasf *Thanks everybody for coming out to and show that Family love  #CA25   #cafamily   #cafamily25  * Love and respect to everyone who came out! It was an honor to host friends and family of SF and CALI styles, 25 Years strong! If you have some— Please post pics tag  @accionlatinasf  and/or use the  #ca25   #cafamily25  hashtag so we can all see!
  • The lovey Elida and her Ted Push Print
    1 month ago by accionlatinasf *The lovey Elida and her Ted Push Print ❤️
  • This Friday July 6 we host a very special popup
    2 weeks ago by accionlatinasf This Friday, July 6 we host a very special pop-up street art exhibit showcasing 25 years of art by Bay Area graffiti crew City Art! Stop by and check out a piece of SF history if you’re in the area Friday evening 6:30-9pm  #ca25   #cityart   #graffitiart   #streetart   #accionlatina 
  • Pssst! Were really excited that the artwork is starting to
    3 weeks ago by accionlatinasf *Pssst! We’re really excited that the artwork is starting to arrive for the  #CA25  pop-up art exhibition! Join us for a unique graffiti/Urban Art show 25 years in the making. We look forward and look back to the SF scene since 1993! SAVE THE DATE! Friday, July 6th 6:30-9pm Juan R Fuentes Gallery 2958 24th SF CA 94134
  • Vero Majano aka DJ Shorty and her print of Ted
    1 month ago by accionlatinasf *Vero Majano aka DJ Shorty and her print of Ted Pushinsky’s “Approach.”  #accionlatinasf   #latinoculturaldistrict 
  • This Saturday were hosting the Arhoolie Foundation for a very
    4 weeks ago by accionlatinasf *This Saturday we’re hosting the Arhoolie Foundation for a very special presentation of rare archival Mexican and Mexican American music, vintage recordings taken from their massive “Frontera Collection.” If you’re a fan of Mexican music or a history buff, you definitely don’t want to miss this! — For more about Arhoolie & Frontera Collection, see the El Tecolote story (link in bio) original poster illo by our very own: Valeria Holguin  #arhoolierecords   #fronteracollection   #mexicanmusic   #traditionalmexicanmusic 
  •  At Accin Latina We would like to give respect
    1 day ago by accionlatinasf * At Acción Latina, We would like to give respect where it is due. Our very own  @mabeljmnz  has led El Tecolote’s photography with excellence, compassion and charisma for the last 10 years. Come celebrate Mabel and the rest of the EL TECO PHOTO GANG tonight! Saturday, July 14th 6-9pm The Juan R Fuentes Gallery Acción Latina 2958 24th St, SF CA We are thrilled to present to you the VERY BEST IN TECO PHOTOGRAPHY! The 5th annual “Latino Life: A photo journalistic view of our experience” curated by Mabel Jiménez. Live musical performances by: Dos Bandoleros Join us! The
  • Saturday July 14th 69pm The Juan R Fuentes Gallery Accin
    2 days ago by accionlatinasf *Saturday, July 14th 6-9pm The Juan R Fuentes Gallery Acción Latina 2958 24th St, SF CA We are thrilled to present to you the VERY BEST IN TECO PHOTOGRAPHY! The 5th annual “Latino Life: A photo journalistic view of our experience” curated by Mabel Jiménez. Live musical performances by: Dos Bandoleros Join us! The exhibit runs through 8/24