Donor Supporters

Jessie Ong

Alhambra Source provides objective and important news reporting for our community.

Efren Moreno, Former Alhambra Mayor

Thank you Alhambra Source for truly informing the residents of Alhambra.

Jeff Maloney, Alhambra City Council Member

The Source has become an important source for news, public interest, and serious journalism in our community. Keep it up!

Sara Harris

As a career journalist and EJ advocate, I see community-based media like the Alhambra Source as crucial to democracy and equality.

Chris Olson

I support Alhambra Source as often as I can because I believe a free and independent press is vital to the democratic process. No other news outlet with high journalistic standards consistently covers the stories and issues that matter to our community.

Adele Andrade Stadler, Alhambra City Council Member

The Source is a great independent newspaper that celebrates the communities and is not afraid to ask the tough questions!

Cliff Bender, Vice President, Alhambra Education Foundation

I want to know what's going on in my community- News, events, and human interest stories. The Alhambra Source gives me the information I need.

Joyce & Oscar Amaro, Alhambra Preservation Group

We support Alhambra Source because this online news source is vitally important in engaging, informing and educating the residents of Alhambra.

Laura Vasquez

Alhambrans need to know the truth about our area!

Michael Lawrence, Alhambra Arts Commissioner

Keep bringing on the stories. The Source has given us so much and I am happy to donate to such an important part of our community.

Karsen Luthi

Thank you for creating Alhambra Source and providing timely reporting of important local news. Fight on!

Mr. Konnyaku

I support news reporting that is unbiased and informative. Really enjoy the excellent coverage on local city council and planning commission meetings.

Guadulesa Rivera

Alhambra Source unifies the community and keeps us involved.

Erwin Lee

Such a valuable source of what’s happening in city where we live. Objective reporting that informs us and allows us to come to our own conclusions.

We're innovative!

The Alhambra Source was one of five innovative journalism school partnerships from around the country that the media and technology blog 10,000 Words identified this week. It was recognized as a project where "USC professors join Alhambra citizens to produce local news."  The honor, coming seven months after we launched, means a lot to us.

But there are actually many more individuals from USC and Alhambra involved in the project than that description covers — and they all contribute to what makes this site unique. We have a team of USC Annenberg Communication doctoral students from the Metamorphosis team who are researching civic engagement and storytelling networks in Alhambra. For three years now, they have run focus groups, conducted surveys, and met with local leaders. (More information on the research insights from the project can be found here.) Dozens of other students from public relations to business to, of course, journalism, have gotten involved. I'm the managing editor of the Alhambra Source and am neither a professor nor a resident of Alhambra, but a journalist and staff member at USC.

In my perspective, while this committed university partnership is crucial, the most meaningful contributors to the Alhambra Source so far have been residents. For the most part they volunteer their efforts for the project. Our community contributor and youth feed teams are extraordinary: they range from engineers to stay-at-home moms to mechanics to students and in age from 14 to 60 plus. Their varied voices and backgrounds enable the Alhambra Source to represent this diverse and dynamic city in a way that no professional newsroom (or a reporter such as myself) could.

If you would like to get involved with the Alhambra Source, we'd like to hear from you! We meet monthly, and meetings include a delicious pot luck dinner. Write me at [email protected] or post a comment below.

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  1. Go Alhambra Source!