Voice of OC Publisher Discusses Civic Engagement with Local Club

The Democratic Club of West Orange County was the latest of several local organizations to host Voice of OC Publisher Norberto Santana, Jr.

The civic group meetings are part of a big push by Voice of OC to reach out to civic group meetings to create a more engaged local citizenry across all interests and political groups. “Everything is implemented at the local level and that’s where local communities can shape their own futures, no matter who is president or governor or even supervisor,” Santana said.

Voice of OC represented in future of journalism symposium

Voice of OC reporter Nick Gerda represented the news agency in a symposium on 21st century journalism. The journalism discussion “on the current and future condition of journalism” was organized by the Capistrano Unified School District Foundation on April 25 at Capo Valley High School in Mission Viejo. Panelists included Michael Ramirez, a

Pulitzer Prize-winning illustrator, Larry Thomas, a media specialist, and Andre Mouchard, editor at the Orange County Register.

New York Times calls Voice of OC a “bright spot” in California journalism

Voice of OC was noted as a “bright spot” in the future of journalism by the New York Times. The California Today article by the Times, discussed the highs and lows of news organizations in the golden state. As a non-profit funded through a combination of grants and donations from loyal readers, we thank you for your support as we strive to bring you the real news on politics and civic issues in Orange County. To help us continue and expand our efforts, consider donating today.

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