Yazmin
Cruz

Adjunct Instructor
Academic Program Affiliation: 
Expertise: 
Digital Media, Diversity and Inclusion, Media Literacy, Social Media

Yazmin
Cruz

Adjunct Instructor
Academic Program Affiliation: 

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Yazmin Cruz is a Los Angeles-based multimedia journalist with a background in editing, video production, and audience engagement. She currently works as a digital producer at Spectrum News 1, where she edits stories, writes breaking news and engages with the audience via social media. Before that, she mentored students at the USC Annenberg Media Center during her year as a USC Annenberg Leadership Initiative fellow. She was a part of the Ventura County Star breaking news team that was recognized by the California News Publishers Association for its coverage of the devastating Thomas fire, Montecito mudslides, Borderline shooting and Woolsey fire. She has a passion for turning messy data into user-friendly interactive maps, graphics or visualizations to complement data-driven stories.