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Ashley Alvarado

Ashley Alvarado

Community News Editor


Ashley Alvarado is the community news editor for California Watch and The Bay Citizen, where she oversees the news-engagement and public engagement staff. She is focused on helping to reach new audiences and engaging communities around CIR, California Watch and Bay Citizen stories. Ashley is also CIR's Public Insight Network analyst. She currently serves as managing editor of Los Cabos Magazine and previously worked at Los Angeles and Tu Ciudad Los Angeles magazines. Ashley is a graduate of the University of Southern California.


Inside the Newsroom

Shaking up the rules of engagement

It’s been nearly two months since California Watch published its “On Shaky Ground” series on seismic safety in California’s public schools, but the stories’ publication did not mark the end of our efforts to cover the issue and engage Californians.

Jun 2, 2011

Coffee talk with California Watch

Apparently, it’s true. The third time is a charm, at least when it comes to our still-fledgling Open Newsroom project.
Yesterday, staffers fanned out to coffeehouses to meet readers new and old. We’d done this before. Twice. And both times we’d had – and been happy with – measured success. Yesterday was different.

Mar 30, 2011

Take a coffee break with California Watch

Here at California Watch, we are committed to producing first-rate investigative journalism, but that is not enough – at least not for us. My job is to always focus on public engagement. How can our reporters and editors build stronger relationships with the multitude of diverse communities that make up our state?

Mar 25, 2011
Inside the Newsroom

California Watch: Help plan our Open Newsroom

Next month California Watch reporters, editors and interns will once again spread out to coffeehouses across the state for an Open Newsroom event. We’re still narrowing down the locations, but there’s one thing we’ve decided: the guest of honor, and that’s you!

Mar 1, 2011