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Lane DeGregory podcast: Episode 94 - Covering your community

Esmeralda Bermudez of the Los Angeles Times talks to high school students. [The Pearl Post]
Published Oct. 2
Updated Oct. 2

Esmeralda Bermudez of the Los Angeles Times talks about how to report on communities that aren’t used to getting attention.

Read some of her work:

Their U.S. roots date back centuries, but these Latinos still wonder if it’s enough to belong.

In the Piñata District, a street food market is a theater that overwhelms the senses.

‘Vivaporu’: For many Latinos, memories of Vicks VapoRub are as strong as the scent of eucalyptus.

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  1. Tom Jones of the Poynter Institute talks about his favorite journalism movies. Martha Asencio-Rhine
  2. In the Tampa Bay Times newsroom, we capture each other's quotes on a wall of fame. Martha Asencio-Rhine
  3. Jan Winburn encourages reporters to put themselves into their stories when they have a unique perspective to add. Martha Asencio-Rhine
  4. Lincoln DeLuna and his family feed ducks on an August afternoon. JOHN PENDYGRAFT   |  Times
  5. Monica Herndon was a regular presence at football and baseball games in Tampa Bay. Julio Aguilar
  6. Victor Becerra, a U.S. citizen born in Mexico, holds a picture of his family drawn by his son. "JOHN PENDYGRAFT   |   TIMES"  |  Tampa Bay Times
  7. Esmeralda Bermudez of the Los Angeles Times talks to high school students. The Pearl Post
  8. Chip Scanlan is a St. Petersburg-based writing coach. Handout
  9. Randy Mink, then mayor of Bowling Green, reacts to the Army Corps of Engineers decision to remove the generator powering City Hall. Times (2004)
  10. Andy Mills of The New York Times, seen here at a conference in Norway, works on "The Daily" podcast. CHRISTINE FAGERBAKKE  |  Christine Fagerbakke