This week’s Magnificent Mujer is Laura Castañeda, an Emmy-award winning journalist, blogger, documentary filmmaker and media instructor, with more than 30 years of experience in various multimedia and multi-language platforms. Laura has most recently become the Community Opinion Editor at the San Diego Union Tribune and is focusing her efforts there on bringing diverse voices and viewpoints to this local media establishment's narrative and coverage of local, national and international news.
Laura is passionate about the power of storytelling to inform, educate, change opinions and form coalitions and communities around building awareness and creating change locally, nationally and across the world. She has honed her craft as a storyteller as a newscaster, independent producer, filmmaker, writer, screenplay and novel author and through the transmission of the craft of news and film editing and production as a mentor and faculty member at San Diego City College.
Laura has an intense work ethic and sees her role inside the classroom and in the public arena as a role model and mentor for anyone of any race, color or background to pursue their dreams in front of the camera or behind creating authentic stories that make our world and media more reflective and representative of all stakeholders involved.
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