About the Intrepid News Fund Organization


teri mattson program director for the intrepid news fund

Born in Burlington, VT and raised in San Jose, CA, Teri’s extensive business management background culminated in 2014 with the sale of the five-room bed and breakfast inn she owned and operated in the Point Reyes National Seashore for over 16 years. Her political activism, beginning in the 1980’s, includes a variety of roles serving to promote and elect political candidates on the state and local government level throughout California.

Introduced to Mesoamerican Anthropology and Archaeology in the sixth grade, Teri’s lifelong passion for Latin America has inspired 35 years of travel throughout the region. The last few years include organizing and/or participating on political and educational delegations to: Cuba, Ecuador, Guatemala, Honduras, Nicaragua and Venezuela.


Reese ErlichReese Erlich, Reese Erlich’s history in journalism goes back over 40 years. He worked as a staff writer and research editor for Ramparts, an investigative reporting magazine published in San Francisco. Today he works as a full-time print and broadcast, freelance reporter. He reports regularly for National Public Radio, ABC (Australia), and Radio Deutsche Welle. https://reeseerlich.com/

Norman Solomon, journalist, media critic, author and activist. He wrote the nationally syndicated “Media Beat” weekly column from 1992 to 2009. Solomon is the founder of the Institute for Public Accuracy, a consortium of policy researchers and analysts. He is IPA’s executive director and the coordinator of its ExposeFacts project. He is co-founder and coordinator of the online organization RootsAction.org, which now has 750,000 active supporters. Solomon is a longtime associate of the media watch group FAIR (Fairness & Accuracy In Reporting).

fernando torres, freelance journalistFernando Andres Torres, is a freelance journalist, short-story writer, and poet, currently contributing to various San Francisco Bay Area and Latin American media outlets including La Opinión de la Bahia, and Fresno’s Radio Bilingue. He is associate editor and U.S. correspondent for the web magazine Dilemas.cl and editor of the blog magazine LatinOpen. Torres is also a member of the advisory board of http://ExposeFacts.org.


KWMR Radio Interview with Teri Mattson, Intrepid News Fund Program Director – 5/10/17

KWMR Radio Interview with Advisory Panel for the Intrepid News Fund – 6/21/17


We proudly fund raise as a fiscally sponsored project of the Institute for Public Accuracy (http://www.accuracy.org/). The Intrepid News Fund is managed via a “virtual office” platform guaranteeing the majority of your donation supports on-the-ground news projects.


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The Intrepid News Fund promotes under-reported news and human interest stories from Latin America. We accomplish this by funding travel, ground and research costs for independent journalists. Our funding is non-biased and seeks to challenge and encourage broader U.S. mainstream media coverage of the Americas.