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Latino Media Summit: Community-Centered Investigations Session

Event Date:

June 4, 2022 | 10:00 AM EDT TO 11:00 AM EDT


The Clemente Soto Vélez Cultural and Educational Center
107 Suffolk Street

New York , NY 10002


The Latino Media Summit is a platform for Latinx journalists to exchange experiences, learn from each other, meet to create a community, and share opportunities. Summit organizers are creating various types of formats, including workshops, think-in sessions, and Meet the Bridge-Builders events to achieve that goal and create interactive peer activities.

​The Pulitzer Center-organized Meet the Bridge-Builders event is titled "An Alternative to Extractive Journalism: Community-Centered Investigations." It will bring the audience behind the scenes of WBEZ's enterprise reporting with the Latinx community in Chicago.

Pulitzer Center-supported journalists María Inés Zamudio and Manuel Martinez will dissect their impactful project on water debt during the pandemic, from community surveys to printing and mailing 18,000 bilingual postcards with a QR code so people most affected by water debt could access the stories. Pulitzer Center Executive Editor Marina Walker Guevara will join the conversation.

The project is a blueprint for centering community voices every step of the way during an investigation.

Proof of vaccination is required for the in-person event at The Clemente Soto Vélez Cultural and Educational Center. Participants must provide proof of vaccination (PCR test results alone will not be accepted). There will be limited disabled accessibility: Workshops are scheduled in rooms on the second, third, and fourth floors, only accessible by staircase.

Learn more about the Latino Media Summit and how to attend in-person or virtually.