How BIPOC-Focused Journalism Outlets and Their Communities Served One Another During the Pandemic

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(Left) Vandana Kumar with the fellow co-founders of India Currents. (Center) Cesar Chavez reads an edition of El Tecolote. (Right) Nube Brown, SF Bayview Editor-in-chief, poses for a portrait with SF Bayview publisher Dr. Willie Ratcliff.  (Courtesy of India Currents, El Tecolote and the SF Bayview paper resepectively)

Three historic BIPOC-focused media outlets are celebrating anniversaries this fall - India Currents turns 35, Willie Ratliff, the publisher of San Francisco Bayview National Black Newspaper turns 90, and the Mission’s El Tecolote turns 52. These outlets may be small (compared to the mainstream media) but they are mighty.  We’ll find out how their communities sustained their local media through the pandemic, and how the outlets sustained their communities in turn. Thriving together through difficult times.



Vandana Kumar, Editor-in-chief, publisher and co-founder, India Currents.

Nube Brown, Editor-in-chief, San Francisco Bayview National Black Newspaper.

Alexis Terrazas, Editor-in-chief, El Tecolote.