From the in-box in recent days:
- Two white journalists with support from Spot.us have moved in with a Mexican immigrant family in the Westlake district to live like them and learn Spanish "so that we may better report on our own city and country." They are posting at The Entryway.
- Caifornia Watch explains how its weekend package on the seismic status of universities and colleges was distributed to in many forms.
- USC Annenberg and California Watch have teamed up on a multimedia project investigating hunger in California.
- The new California HealthCare Foundation Center for Health Reporting has named USC Annenberg's David Westphal as editor-in-chief, with former LAT editor Richard Kipling as managing editor and three senior writers: ex-LAT reporter Deborah Schoch, AP reporter John Gonzales and USA Today's Emily Bazar.
- The Bay Area News Project we've mentioned before is re-naming itself The Bay Citizen and hired Washington Post Pulitzer winner Steve Fainaru to be managing editor. "Steve Fainaru is among the pre-eminent investigative reporters in the country," editor-in-chief Jonathan Weber said.
- Sacramento Connect will be an initiative by the Sacramento Bee to create a network of existing local and regional blogs.
Plus from the old media sphere: Freelancers are still not getting paid by the publisher of The Advocate.