Michelle Zenarosa

Former Manager & Editor

Michelle Zenarosa is a media-maker committed to building alternative and vibrant community media platforms. She has worked as a journalist for over a decade at various media outlets that include local newspapers, news wires and industry trade magazines, as well as non-profits like the Asian Pacific American Legal Center. Growing up in the diverse Southern California area, she is dedicated to grassroots community-based journalism at the local and hyperlocal level, where she believes it has some of the most direct impact. She has been a facilitator for storytelling by youth in Los Angeles, Washington, D.C. and Palestine. Michelle received her bachelors in Journalism and Peace Studies at Cal State Long Beach and masters in Public Affairs Journalism at the University of Maryland, College Park. Her work has also been featured in independent magazines like Left Turn, $pread, Make/Shift and MaximumRocknRoll as well in the PBS docu-series "America By The Numbers."

Posts by Michelle Zenarosa:

Is Hip-Hop Being Whitewashed?

Nov. 14, 2014 / By and
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While these aren’t the only two white rappers in the scene, and certainly not the only two white musicians incorporating hip-hop into their music, some hip-hop fans are very critical about what they’re calling “cultural appropriation” of black culture.

NewsLongBeach: The Challenge of Affordable Housing

Nov. 1, 2013 / By
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Produced by Michelle Zenarosa

Affordable housing is a constant struggle for many who live in Long Beach...

Voices from the LA Gang Conference

May. 17, 2013 / By
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Last week, community members, law enforcement and health and city officials from all over Southern California came together to discuss gang violence prevention and intervention strategies...

Asian & Pacific Islander Dreams Can’t Wait

Oct. 24, 2012 / By

When Anthony Ng migrated with his family to the U.S. from the Philippines at the age of 12, he had high hopes...

Shifting the Technological Paradigm

Oct. 4, 2012 / By
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Often understaffed and overworked, non-profiteers have often had to juggle multiple tasks all white struggling to get schooled on all the latest #hashtags, widgets and cloud computers...