Hello! We're the new Alhambra Source editors. We've been around since July, learning the ropes and building up the website, not only so that we can write stories that matter to you readers, but so that we can help the Alhambra community tell the stories that actually matter to you.
If you didn't know already, the Alhambra Source came out of a USC Annenberg research project that explored how to use journalism to increase civic engagement on the local level. As part of our mission, we want to invite you to contribute story ideas and any other skill you may have. Your stories can be on anything — food, government, the environment, local sports, that pothole in front of your house that you want fixed — and can be in any medium that you desire. We're including some links to stories we've written to give you an idea of the possibilities. Don't hesitate to email us at firstname.lastname@example.org, and please continue to comment/message us on our website and Twitter and Facebook pages.
We're also planning our first community engagement event, involving our freshly created Instagram and Snapchat accounts (both @alhambra_source)! Stay tuned for that!
Phoenix Tso is the managing editor of the Alhambra Source. Originally from Boston, she has a Master of Science in Journalism from the USC Annenberg School of Communication and Journalism, and loves nerding out over various Alhambra city programs with her reporting. In her free time, you can find her trying out every good Chinese food spot in Alhambra, eating at any taco truck in LA, or driving to said taco truck while blasting Beyonce in her car.
Karin Chan is the assistant editor and community engagement program coordinator for the Alhambra Source. She grew up in Alhambra and is a recent graduate from the University of California, Los Angeles. Her favorite color is teal. She definitely has friends.