Nigel Thompson

Nigel Thompson
I cover cultural trends and topics important to Latinx communities

I am an apprentice reporter for AL DÍA News from Temple University currently pursuing a graduate journalism degree. My undergraduate studies at Temple were in English and Spanish. Before AL DÍA, I worked for the online political journal Merion West as a reporter and wrote about local businesses as part of Get To Know Montco, an online platform founded by Montgomery County-based marketing firm Navitas Marketing

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Puerto Ricans voting in Puerto Rico vs. the U.S. mainland: A Philadelphia case-study

 05/24/2019 - 13:14
Rally goers at a commemoration for Hurricane Maria at the Art Museum on Oct. 12, 2018. Photo: Emily Neil/ AL DÍA News.

Philadelphia’s District 7 is known as ‘El Barrio’ for its predominant Hispanic population. The largest portion of that population hails from Puerto Rico, where Election Day is celebrated like a holiday and turnout is massive. But District 7 has the city’s lowest voter turnout rate.

Gisele Fetterman habla desde una plataforma mayor, en tono suave pero poderoso

 04/11/2019 - 11:52
Gisele Fetterman at the AL DÍA newsroom for an AL DÍA Talk on March 25. Photo: Emily Neil / AL DÍA News

El 25 de marzo, Gisele Fetterman visitó la redacción de AL DÍA para hablar sobre su viaje hacia el puesto de segunda dama de Pensilvania y cómo piensa usar esta nueva plataforma para continuar con el trabajo que lleva tiempo realizando en materia de derechos de los inmigrantes, combatiendo la pobreza, así como el poder de su liderazgo con un tono más “suave”.

Gisele Fetterman speaks softly but powerfully from her new platform as Second Lady of Pennsylvania

 04/11/2019 - 11:35
Gisele Fetterman at the AL DÍA newsroom for an AL DÍA Talk on March 25. Photo: Emily Neil / AL DÍA News

On Mar. 25, Gisele Fetterman visited AL DÍA Newsroom to discuss her journey to becoming Second Lady of Pennsylvania, and her plans for using her new platform to advance the work that she has done on immigrant rights, poverty, and the power of “soft” leadership.