Tag: los angeles

by Daniela Gerson

Alhambra, a predominantly immigrant suburb located about 10 miles east of downtown Los Angeles, is at the crossroads of two national trends: a drop in local news coverage and a diversified population. Five years ago, University of Southern California’s Annenberg School launched the multilingual site Alhambra Source to investigate how local news can impact civic […] more »

by Phuong Ly

“You have middle-aged people at your hackathon?!” That was the reaction of a couple of 20-something developers when they saw photos of a Migrahack, the immigration data hackathon organized by the Institute of Justice & Journalism. At Migrahacks, we’re proving that hackers aren’t just young white men, the typical image portrayed in Silicon Valley. Our […] more »

by David Cohn

We have been hinting at Seattle as the next Spot.Us city for some time and I’m very excited today, with the click of a few buttons, to make it a reality. It would be a crime to keep Spot.Us limited to the Bay Area and Los Angeles. It would turn us into a non-profit news […] more »

by David Cohn

First: The big news. Spot.Us is expanding to Los Angeles and we are doing so with USC‘s Annenberg School of Journalism. Needless to say, we are very excited about the opportunities and possibilities. The main Spot.Us homepage will aggregate pitches from both the SF Bay Area and Los Angeles regions. You can go to Subdomains […] more »

by David Sasaki

Last week I gave a guest lecture to USC’s COMM620 “research seminar on mobile phones, online community, and social change.” The course is the academic component of an ambitious project called Mobile Voices, funded by the Annenberg Program on Online Communities, the Social Science Research Council, and the Nokia Research Center. It is a great […] more »