Stories By

Yolanda Martinez

Yolanda is a graduate of the UC Berkeley Graduate School of Journalism. She studied multimedia and loves to read.


Online stories require coding and a design eye for the reader’s experience. Yolanda Martinez has both. These are pages she created with skill, patience and occasional whiskey.


The students of the 2015 Student Journalism Institute in Tucson, Arizona.



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.