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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