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Teresa Puente

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.

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Project Blog: Latina Voices

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.


Wednesday, June 03, 2009

Latina Voices is thriving. We have published two recent posts on Sonia Sotomayor, the first Latina nominated to the Supreme Court. This is a huge story for Latina women around the country. One of the columns is written by a young Latina writer in Puerto Rico.

Also, I was invited to start a new blog - Chicanísima - on a new blogger site created by the Chicago Tribune company. On this blog I feature select content from Latina Voices writers. Visit

I also am entering into an agreement with the Latina Lounge, an aggregator of Latina blogs and Web sites started by Latina magazine ( They will run ads on Latina Voices and will take select content from Latina Voices and run it on the Latina Lounge.

Both of these opportunities with larger media companies are a way for our writers to reach a larger audience. I am looking forward to these new collaborations.

   • Posted by Teresa Puente on 06/03 at 10:09 AM