Helga Salinas is a former engagement reporting fellow at ProPublica Illinois. Previously, she worked at The Seattle Times, where she worked as the newspaper’s only social media producer. There, she led the paper’s strategic efforts on Facebook and Twitter, and worked collaboratively with various teams in the newsroom on award-winning projects such as Under Our Skin, an interactive documentary that tackled uncomfortable conversations about race, identity and inclusion. She also worked at the Los Angeles Times, Univision and NPR. She received her master’s degree from Columbia Graduate School of Journalism.
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A conversation with Chicago journalist Jackie Serrato about bottom-up reporting, building trust and covering local arrests by ICE.
Looking at the Archives From the Time of the 1968 Democratic National Convention in Chicago and Seeing Familiar Themes
Protesters villainized. Journalists blamed. Politicians exploiting public anxieties.
The city tried to raise revenues by hiking the cost of sticker tickets, but instead hurt motorists in low-income, black neighborhoods.
Hi, I’m Helga, ProPublica Illinois’ engagement reporting fellow, and I would like to ask for your help.