This new Web site will offer daily news and commentary by and for Latina women, covering such topics as immigration, health care, politics, education and culture. Project leader Teresa Puente, a journalism professor at Columbia College Chicago, said, “Much of what is out there for Latinas is basically fluff. Personally, I don’t care how J. Lo has decorated her nursery. Latina women want information that is deeper than that.” Follow her progress here. Visit Their Website
Latina Voices project leader Teresa Puente tells about her experience finding eager mentors among the many Latina journalists at the 2008 UNITY Conference in Chicago. Puente says mentoring latina college journalism students will be a core component of her project.
TERESA PUENTE has been a member of the full-time journalism faculty at Columbia College Chicago since the fall of 2006, and previously taught journalism and communications at a university in Guadalajara, Mexico.