Community News Media, a ‘Lifeline’ for Latino Families, Now Under Threat by Coronavirus

Hundreds of people have been messaging journalist Brenda Murphy on social media on a weekly basis since the coronavirus pandemic started hitting the Latino communities she covers in New Orleans.

“The information changes by the minute,” said Murphy, who oversees a staff of three Latinas at Jambalaya News, a bilingual bimonthly community newspaper she launched 16 years ago after seeing a need for local information.

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