Youth Reporters Cover ComplexCon 2019

Nov. 5, 2019 / By and

Yup, our Youth Reporters are at it again!

Our friends at the Long Beach Post invited our very own M. Smith and Carlos Villicana to cover the annual, star-studded ComplexCon in Long Beach, a two-day event centering around hip hop fashion and music. See their awesome photos here.

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M. Smith

M. Smith

You may see Multimedia reporter M. Smith taking a stroll around the community of Long Beach but what may look like a trip to the corner store or local barber, M never stops looking for a new compelling story. Smith mostly publishes as a video journalist, but also writes, photographs, as well. M strives to get the best camera shots and offer readers and viewers a full experience by submitting a package deal of photos, a story, and a video to complement each article. Smith wears many hats including producing the Wavegang podcast as a team manager.
Carlos Villicana

Carlos Villicana

Carlos is a longtime resident of North Long Beach who graduated from CSULB's journalism program in the spring of 2019. While there, he held multiple editorial positions for two years at the Daily 49er and served as managing editor for the inaugural edition of DIG en Español. Now Carlos wants to use what he learned to help bring attention to local issues and continue to improve his skills as a storyteller.