El Inde Magazine


Image of print version of El Independiente

History of the Publication

Professor Emerita Jacqueline Sharkey, former director of the school, created the bilingual newspaper El Independiente in 1976. Ahead of its time nationally for covering underserved, minority communities, the paper focused on presenting in-depth public-affairs and investigative reporting on political, economic and social issues affecting South Tucson.

"For many years the newspaper was the only bilingual publication in the country produced on a regular basis by students to serve a real community," Sharkey said. "Staffers went on to work for major news organizations around the country, and won awards for their investigative work."

Students later moved beyond South Tucson to tackle issues affecting southern Arizonans living along the U.S.-Mexico border. In spring 2012, the publication moved from a newspaper to a magazine format and shortened the name to El Inde in late 2019.

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Other issues

  • Spring 2014              Health and Wellness  
  • Fall 2013                   Border Crossings        
  • Spring 2013              A Struggle for Schools 
  • Fall 2012                    Ballet Folklórico Tapatío     
  • Spring 2012, No. 2    Journey to a new life
  • Spring 2012               Border residents feel safer

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