Journalism Teacher Adriana Chavira (Scholastic Journalism Week)

Season 1 | Episode 162
33m | Feb 20, 2024

On this episode we’re joined by Adriana Chavira. Adriana is a journalism teacher at Daniel Pearl Magnet High School in Los Angeles. She’s been teaching for more than 20 years She’s also previously worked as a newspaper reporter after graduating Cal-State Northridge.

We’re having Adriana on this week because it is Scholastic Journalism Week. The Journalism Education Association is doing and promoting activities all week devoted to bringing awareness to journalism education.

Adriana talked about her work as a teacher at one of the smallest schools in the city, one whose demographics are more than half Latino. She explained what she teaches, how she teaches, and the work that the students do in her classes.

She also talked about her experience with student press freedom, stemming from a suspension she was given (later rescinded) after defending her students’ rights against administrative censorship.

Further details on that can be found here

Adriana’s salute: All the state and local journalism education organizations.

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