Friday, August 06, 2010
Check Out SWOP's New El Grito Blog Dedicated to Grassroots Journalism
Give a warm welcome to a new, improved blog created by a long-time member of the New Mexico blogging community. This week, the SouthWest Organizing Project (SWOP) launched its new online blog, El Grito. SWOP says El Grito was created to carry forward the spirit of grassroots journalism that has strong roots in New Mexico. It will contain analysis from a wide range of voices in the state and highlight the happenings on the ground in our communities:
We pledge to offer a space here for the diversity of voices that exist in New Mexico, and to continually seek out and share the stories and views of New Mexicans who may not always have access to a medium that will let their cry be heard across the state.
SWOP began blogging about five years ago, just as the New Mexico statewide blogosphere was getting up to speed, with SWOPblogger. Their new site builds on what came before by adding more space and resources for more indepth analysis of issues critical to New Mexico. The site will be managed on a daily basis by SWOP Fellow Juan Reynosa (above right), who joins SWOP after a number of years as an organizer with New Mexico Youth Organized and as a blogger for Clearly New Mexico.
El Grito -- a nonpartisan blog -- can be found at www.elgritonm.org. Congratulations to Juan Reynosa and SWOP -- we expect great things from them and we hope you'll add El Grito to your personal blogroll, as we've done on this site. You can also follow El Grito on Twitter, on Facebook and on YouTube.