Columbia College Chicago journalism faculty member Teresa Puente has launched a new Web site to give voice to stories by or about Hispanic women. Puente, the editor and publisher of Latina Voices, formerly worked at the Chicago Tribune and Chicago Sun-Times.
The piece can be written in the form of a column, commentary, blog or feature or news story. We are interested in stories or columns on a variety of topics from culture to family, immigration to politics or health care and education.
This Web site was created with a New Media Women Entrepreneurs grant awarded by J-Lab, The Institute for Interactive Journalism, based at American University, with funding from the McCormick Foundation. We have funding to pay a modest stipend to student writers.
We also are looking for women writers to mentor the students.
Our mentors include:
Jessica Alpert, WBUR-FM, Boston
Ofelia Casillas, Chicago Tribune
Laura Castaneda, University of Southern California, Annenberg School of Journalism
Dawn Garcia, Stanford University, John S. Knight Fellowships
Michelle Garcia, Pistolera Productions
Martha Irvine, Associated Press, Chicago
Claudia Melendez, University of Southern California, Institute for Justice in Journalism
Teresa Puente, Columbia College Chicago
Margaret Ramirez, Chicago Tribune
To submit a story, or become a mentor or mentee, please email email@example.com