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The Journalism Salute

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The Journalism Salute is a journalism appreciation podcast. We interview journalists about who they are and what they do.The goal is to show that journalism is a great profession, that journalists are not the enemy, and that there are many great careers an aspiring journalist can pursue.Our goal is … read more


April Alonso of the Award-Winning Cicero Independiente

On today’s episode, we’re joined by April Alonso. April is the co-founder of the award-winning Cicero Independiente, a bilingual news website and publication based in Cicero, Illinois, along with Irene Romulo and Ankur Singh.

The Independiente just won two awards from the Institute for Non-Profit News for the 11-part series – Unrest in Cicero – How One Day Shook a Town – coverage of racial violence and unrest in their city of 80,000.

April talked about her career as a photographer and her role with this organization, explained what happened in the city and how her organization covered it, and discussed how the Independiente functions with workers that are part-time and volunteers from local schools and the community.

To learn more about The Independiente, read this article from The Poynter Institute. 

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