Mission Local is a bilingual learning and teaching platform for those who want to write and report on what is happening around them. We are a community resource that you can use to experiment and pitch topics that you are interested in.

We are a mix of contributors from the Mission District, professional journalists, photographers, videographers, journalism students, high school students and drifters.

Today I ran into a post from The Lifestyle blog featuring one our great reporters, Erica Hellerstein. Here’s a snippet of the interview:

Reflection is the process of distillation. It’s the opposite of reflex, of the reactive tweet or the fiery text. Reflection forces me to unpack my impulses. As a journalist, it’s probably one of the most important and satisfying muscles that I can exercise.

For me, it takes careful reflection and contemplation of the human spirit, to understand the stories that really pack punches. The ones that transcend time, place, identity, gender, nationalism, and religion — these are the pieces that endure and connect people across virtual bridges. READ MORE HERE.

And check this story or this one by Hellerstein.