Jose Luis Jiménez
Jose Luis Jiménez joined KPBS in August 2010 as the Social Media/Web Editor for Fronteras: The Changing America Desk. His duties include using social media platforms, like Facebook and Twitter, to distribute print stories, audio tales and videos produced by Fronteras reporters to as wide an audience as possible. He also uses these platforms to identify communities on the Internet to engage in a conversation about what is happening along the U.S.-Mexico border and in the Southwest. The social media platforms are also used to help reporters find sources and ideas for stories.
Jose has been a journalist since 1993, starting his career at media outlets in Florida before moving to California in 2000. Prior to joining KPBS, he worked at the San Diego Union-Tribune covering numerous beats, including the border region and Mexico. His last assignment at the Union-Tribune was as an editor for both the daily newspaper and the website.
When not working, he volunteers with the National Association of Hispanic Journalists and serves as treasurer for the local chapter of CCNMA: Latino Journalists of California. One of the group’s main projects is to host an annual media workshop that teaches high school students about journalism and encourages them to enter the field.
Jose was born and raised on the island of St. Croix in the United States Virgin Islands and graduated from Florida International University with a double major in journalism and political science.
The ongoing drought in the U.S. and Mexico is causing grain prices to rise and it's having a ripple effect on food prices. Some in Tijuana say they are beginning to feel the increases.
The Caravan For Peace & Justice started its 20 city trek across the U.S. at the international border that separates San Diego & Tijuana.
They came to the U.S. because they want Americans to hear their stories: “We have to leave our city because of threats. Because of extortions. Like us, there’s a lot of people."
Javier Sicilia - the renowned artist who turned the grief over the loss of his son into a movement - brings his campaign to the U.S. He will travel across the Southwest and plans to end it in Washington D.C. next month.
How do you oppose a bill proposing to restrict the use of different languages in a free society? A congressman decided to voice his protest in one of those other languages.
Several caravans have been organized to highlight Latino issues. But what effect, if any, do they have?
Tijuana's Xolos futbol/soccer club enacted a new rule to to curb celebratory beer showers at games. For the most part it was a success during the first game, but how long will it last?
How do you reach a Latino voter? Identify the social media platforms or websites they go to. And it doesn't hurt to get an audience with a popular blogger.
If there is to be a true and honest investigation—which may be too much to ask for—of the presidential results in Mexico, it needs to start with the allegations that people were denied their right to vote.
To reach a likely Latino voter this election season, President Barack Obama and Mitt Romney may have to reach them online.
Because more and more Latinos are going online, campaigns are increasingly turning to the Internet to cultivate this group of voters and to get more of them to participate in elections.
Join Gwen Ifill of PBS for a special web only edition of Washington Week on June 29.
Watch Gwen Ifill of PBS as she hosts a special live webcast on June 29 focused on immigration and border security. It will feature guests from San Diego, CA and Tucson, AZ.