Welcome to the life of storytelling by Austin Martinez, a word nerd and taco enthusiast from San Antonio, Texas!
Austin (she/her/ella) is an associate engagement editor for LinkedIn News and a recent UT Austin graduate. She was previously an audience engagement intern at the Los Angeles Times’ metro desk and a podcast host for Moody College of Communication. Austin was also a city and politics senior reporter for The Daily Texan in Austin, TX, and a communications intern for the American G.I. Forum National Veterans Outreach Program.
When she’s not writing, Austin loves to travel with her familia, look for the best mac & cheese, and play with her unamused cat Stephanie Purry. Austin has been obsessed with words since she first discovered her dad’s newspaper subscriptions as a baby. Now that she can read and write those words pretty well, she’s always looking for a new and unique story to share.
UT students want action following City of Austin’s apology for racial discrimination
Austin City Council apologized for its role in disenfranchising Black residents, but students at The University of Texas at Austin said words are meaningless if no actions follow. The apology was included in a resolution unanimously passed by the council on March 4 with vocal support from Mayor Steve Adler. Proposed by Mayor Pro Tem…Keep reading
Reporting When the World is on Fire: A Journalist’s COVID-19 Experience
A journalist’s diary entry reflecting on the start of their COVID-19 coverage and the challenges and lessons that followed.Keep reading
Undocumented students, families encounter challenges due to COVID-19
At just 8 years old, Gerardo Ruiz-Tenorio carried the traumatic weight of his mother being deported. Now during a world pandemic, Ruiz-Tenorio worries about the health and economic crisis on his undocumented family.Keep reading
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