Partnerships growing stronger across the Heartland

Partnerships growing stronger across the Heartland

By Bobby Calvan

By Bobby Caina Calvan | The Heartland Project SCOTTSBLUFF, Neb. — Towns across America celebrated the Fourth of July with parades, much like the one in Norfolk that drew hundreds. Firetrucks streamed by sidewalks lined with spectators. Children scrambled for candy scattered by the floats. The crowd cheered and laughed when one particular float appeared: A wooden


Glory days of baseball fade among African Americans

Glory days of baseball fade among African Americans

Omaha Police Detective Kerrie Orozco huddles with her team during opening day of the police league’s baseball program. By Bobby Caina Calvan | The Heartland Project OMAHA, Neb. – As a reporter with the Sacramento Bee


Partnership with NBCnews.com brings the Heartland to a national audience

Partnership with NBCnews.com brings the Heartland to a national audience

Officer Tu Tran on patrol in Lincoln, Nebraska. As one of only two Vietnamese officers on the police force, Tran serves as a crucial link between the city and its growing Vietnamese population. By Bobby


Latest Heartland story makes it a trifecta — print, television and, now, radio

Latest Heartland story makes it a trifecta — print, television and, now, radio

All renters in Fremont, Neb., must obtain a renter’s permit from the Police Department to move into an apartment or rental house. By Bobby Caina Calvan | The Heartland Project MANILA — The Heartland Project’s first


High Schooler overcomes travails to graduate, ready to face next challenges

High Schooler overcomes travails to graduate, ready to face next challenges

Je’Kerra Hopper, 18, looks over her Lincoln Hightranscript. Next fall, she will attend Peru State College on a track and field scholarship. By Bobby Caina Calvan | Heartland Project LINCOLN, Neb. – Je’Kerra Hopper is 18


Heartland Hosts Free Media Access Workshop on Thursday, May 21 in Omaha

Heartland Hosts Free Media Access Workshop on Thursday, May 21 in Omaha

The Asian American Journalists Association (AAJA) and the National Lesbian & Gay Journalists Association (NLGJA) ) in partnership with Urban League Nebraska invite nonprofit leaders and business owners to learn how to get your stories in the news.


Diversity in Lincoln, Neb., through the lens of high school proms and teens

Diversity in Lincoln, Neb., through the lens of high school proms and teens

By Bobby Caina Calvan | Heartland Project LINCOLN, Neb. – The assignment was straightforward: Produce a story about the growing diversity in the Cornhusker State’s capital city. Certainly, we could have gone straight to the U.S.


AAJA and NLGJA Hire Bobby Caina Calvan As Heartland Project Reporter

AAJA and NLGJA Hire Bobby Caina Calvan As Heartland Project Reporter

The Asian American Journalists Association (AAJA) has hired Bobby Caina Calvan, a former national political writer in the Boston Globe’s Washington bureau, as the lead reporter for the Heartland Project, a joint initiative led


Meet the Heartland Project’s Advisory Council

Meet the Heartland Project’s Advisory Council

AAJA has partnered with the National Lesbian & Gay Journalists Association (NLGJA) to increase media coverage of racial minorities and lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgendered (LGBT) communities in Nebraska. The project is called “Diverse and


Job Opportunity: Heartland Multimedia Freelancer

Job Opportunity: Heartland Multimedia Freelancer

             Asian American Journalists Association/National Lesbian & Gay Journalists Association Heartland Project Job Title: Multimedia Freelancer Department: Heartland Project Reports To: Editor Status: Nonexempt PROJECT The Asian American Journalists Association (AAJA) was awarded a grant from the


Job Opportunity: Heartland Freelance Reporter

Job Opportunity: Heartland Freelance Reporter

             Asian American Journalists Association/National Lesbian & Gay Journalists Association Heartland Project Job Title: Freelance Reporter Department: Heartland Project Reports To: Editor Status: Nonexempt   PROJECT The Asian American Journalists Association (AAJA) was awarded a grant from the