Executive Editor, La Opinión
Los Angeles, CA
It was May 2006. (The May Day March for Immigration Rights, downtown Los Angeles, May 1, 2006)
And we assigned two reporters and one photographer because one of them –- so many marches that we have. I decided to come to the march just as a citizen – just to see what was going on.
And, it was so big – it was enormous. And I called the publisher. Usually we – at that moment we have four pages of editorial section that we pre-print. And I called her and told her that this is huge. We [need to] do something extra. And I said, I think we should throw away that section and use those four pages plus Section A to make a huge statement with this.
On paper, we had three journalists. The next day, Sunday – and I have the edition in my office – we have six bylines, four [were] photographers because each one of them knew about the event – what was going on – each one of them [is] a journalist. And they came to cover without being assigned.
And for me, this is what it is. You do it because you love it or not. You don’t go there – We didn’t pay them extra because they came. Later we had parties and things like that – but it was a testimony about what we do.