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Round virtually a ten years, Alana Rocha has been a multimedia innovator and pioneer at The Texas Tribune as 1 of essentially the most excellent associates of our journalism and a chief of our fellowships and partnerships.
So it’s with a mixture of the 2 satisfaction and unhappiness that we share the data that Alana is leaving us to affix the Institute for Nonprofit Information within the vital new a part of editor for the Rural Information Community and Explicit Duties. The neighborhood, which entails greater than 60 retailers in 30 states, will focus on essentially the most pressing issues dealing with rural communities, notably communities of color.
Alana joined the Tribune as a multimedia reporter in 2012, coming from what was then recognized as YNN (now recognized as Spectrum Information 1) in Austin. Partnering with Justin Dehn, Alana assisted us generate polished on-line video info packages that we shared with associates throughout the purpose out. Alana conceived and aided execute our “State of Ideas” sequence. She was an important ingredient of the Trib’s “God and Governing” enterprise, which was regarded nationally by the On-line Journalism Affiliation and the Edward R. Murrow Awards. One more stellar enterprise Alana assisted direct was “13 Hours to Midnight,” our documentary noting the five-calendar yr anniversary of Wendy Davis’ filibuster concentrating on abortion legal guidelines.
Alana additionally began “The Transient,” which continues to climb in fame as a number of Texans use the podcast to start their working day. All through the pandemic, she labored with Todd Wiseman and with Justin on the “Weekend Transient,” which centered on Texas’ experiences in the midst of the pandemic. People all through Texas have gotten to know Alana by means of her typical media appearances on behalf of the Tribune. In the middle of the pandemic, she oversaw the manufacturing of a restricted-collection Spanish-language podcast targeting providing correct and well timed information about COVID-19.
Promoted to director of knowledge partnerships final yr, Alana has labored seamlessly with many groups throughout the Trib to seek out philanthropic steerage for brand spanking new potentialities for rising journalists. Despite the fact that we are going to overlook Alana deeply, we’re thrilled that she is continuous her administration journey within the escalating topic of nonprofit info and with INN, of which the Tribune is a longstanding, lively member.
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