Join La Gente
La Gente Newsmagazine is an alternative source of journalism for the progressive Latino community in Los Angeles and abroad, particularly students, activists, prisoners, and working class people often misrepresented in mainstream media.
For the past forty years, our newsmagazine has covered political, cultural, and social developments of our community in hopes of raising consciousness of the reality of the Latina/o experience.
By reaching an audience of culturally aware, mobile, and socially conscious individuals, we seek to update readers about their community, encourage ways to become more active in that community, and profile as many people as we can from the Latina/o community, especially Latina/o students.
La Gente was born during the Chicano movement and we believe that the movement for social justice has evolved in to a Latina/o pan-ethnic base that requires alternative media sources to unite, to empower, and to support nuestra gente.
We want YOU!
La Gente is looking for students interested in covering the Latina/o community. We are looking for writers, web editors, copy editors, photographers, graphic designers, and people interested in business and marketing. Our staff includes activists, artists, volunteers, individuals interested in journalism and alternative media, and individuals with an open mind and progressive viewpoint. Metiches and chismosas/os are more than welcome!
Deadlines and selection
La Gente will be recruiting again for fall quarter. If you would like to apply, applications will be posted here by the first week of fall quarter. Training workshops will begin the weekend after Week 2 of fall quarter.
The training workshops are led by a professional journalist and will give you basic theoretical and practical training. Classes offered include magazine-style writing, news writing, arts & entertainment writing, sports writing, copy editing, design, graphics reporting, new media (online), photography, videojournalism, radio journalism and illustration/cartooning.
Please note: All interns must attend a set of mandatory workshops. No exceptions will be made. If you cannot attend a workshop or multiple workshops, your internship will be discontinued and you will have to reapply. If you need clarification, please see the media adviser, Amy Emmert. Questions about workshop attendance must be directed to Amy.