As the ¿Qué Pasa, Midwest? team was preparing to produce Season 5, the coronavirus was declared a pandemic. Under stay-at-home orders, the team decided to postpone Season 5 production and focus on finding ways to serve our community and the nation during this time. ¿QPM? host Paola Marizán is now using her talents to provide engagement and translation services to the Indiana Regional Journalism Collaboration, Side Effects Public Media, and the national community engagement and reporting initiative, America Amplified. Her efforts have allowed critical information about the pandemic to be available in Spanish.
By the way, we received some good news. Thanks to your support, our incredible contributors from Season 4, everyone who shared their stories, WNIN, PRX, and the CPB, ¿QPM? has been awarded a Region 7 Murrow for Innovation. We couldn’t have done it without you!