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Flip through to learn how El Tímpano’s Spanish-language SMS reporting provided a lifeline for Oakland’s Latino and Mayan immigrants. You’ll learn how we prioritized our pandemic response during a period of overwhelming need, and how we amplified community stories through a novel media partnership. Read the words of El Tímpano audience members as well as stakeholders throughout the city who have seen El Tímpano’s impact up close.

Finally, get to know our vision for continued organizational growth and journalistic innovation in the year ahead, and learn how you can be a part of it.

None of our work would be possible without our community. Together with El Tímpano’s audience, supporters, and partners, we are building news from the ground up, and in the process, fostering a more inclusive and resilient community, and a model for local news that centers those the media has for too long left at the margins.

Download the full report here.

Madeleine Bair is an award-winning journalist and media developer, and the founder of El Tímpano. Madeleine has been carrying a microphone in her backpack since she belonged to the Oakland bureau of the Peabody Award-winning youth media organization, Children’s Express. As Senior Program Manager at the international nonprofit, WITNESS, she led a pioneering initiative dedicated to advancing the use of citizen video as a tool for human rights. Madeleine has taught radio production to young adults, worked on a morning show at Chicago Public Radio, and produced multimedia for Human Rights Watch. Her stories have appeared in the Washington Post, the San Francisco Chronicle, Colorlines, and Orion, and broadcast on PRI’s The World and Independent Lens. She lives with her partner and son in Oakland, where she spends her free time making mixtapes, dancing cumbia, and exploring the region on bike.