Stories By

Lucia Hoffman

A native of São Paulo, Brazil, Lucia Hoffman moved to the United States and completed two undergraduate years at Columbia University. She is now pursuing a master’s there in journalism. Ms. Hoffman is a multilingual, multimedia sports journalist who has built a global audience of more than 32,000 on Twitter. At the Institute, she is a web editor working on audience development.



Mia Chism, a copy editor at the Institute, loves spending time with people who love journalism as much as she does and would rather copy-edit in her spare time than watch Netflix.


It took a journey through social media to find a woman who went through a violent and traumatic trek to the United States. This is one of many examples of how social media can be used as a tool in reporting.

In Focus

With the temperature rising past 100 degrees, Thursday was a good day for Tucson’s city pools to open.