Domenica is a passionate storyteller with a specialization in Broadcast and Digital Journalism. Born and raised in Guayaquil, Ecuador, she came to the U.S. to pursue her journalism career at one of the nation's top communications school. Throughout her time at the S.I. Newhouse School of Public Communications at Syracuse University, Domenica has honed her skills on and off camera in both her native language of Spanish as well as English.
Domenica has taken multiple opportunities during her education to garner real world experience in TV, radio, and print journalism through a plethora of internships and student-run organizations. She is also multilingual with fluency in English, Spanish and French.
Domenica is currently working as a journalist that provides a voice for marginalized communities and reports factual and truthful information that is essential to her audience’s lives.
Food pantries and food banks saw an unprecedented rise in the number of families coming through their lines, the need spurred by COVID-19. The pandemic plummeted millions of Americans into food insecurity — some pushed there for the first time. During these incredibly hard times, pantries in Florida stepped in to help people put food in their tables.
When Hopi Tribe members Calsei Sockyma lost her job along with her lost unemployment benefits, and her mother Joyce Kaye got denied for SNAP, finding land in a desert to grow crops became an alternative to not only sustain themselves but continue their ancestral traditions.
This year marks the 16th annual Syracuse Downtown Dining weeks and 46 local restaurants are participating. Dining weeks run from Feb.17 to March 1 and participating restaurants will offer a three-course lunch for $10 or less or a three-course dinner for $30 or less.SHOW MORE
Supreme Court Justice leader Ruth Bader Ginsburg died of pancreatic cancer last Friday at the age of 87. Domenica Orellana reports on what Ginsburg's legacy meant to CNY leaders.
Wilson and Adela López from Guayaquil, Ecuador, knew they couldn't stay arms-crossed while face masks had gone scarce. That's when they thought that they could fabricate their own and give them away to people so they could stay protected.
The State Department of Environmental Conservation has agreed to wait until April 1 to enforce fines against those who don't comply on the New York State plastic bag ban.This will help Fayetteville farmers market vendors to adjust and prevent losses.
Domenica Orellana delivers the top national stories of the week.
N.Y. launches confidential website to help victims of domestic violence; President Donald Trump raises controversy after comments about disinfectants as a solution to the virus; The U.S. will send medical ventilators to three Latin American countries; President of Brazil accused of political interference. We also bring you a special feature on Wilson and Adela López, a married couple from Guayaquil, Ecuador who inspired us by showing us a way to help during this pandemic.
A Syracuse University student files a lawsuit against the university; New York State Governor Andrew Cuomo announced an extension to the moratorium on tenant payments and evictions; New York State investigates inflammatory diseases related to COVID-19; In the US unemployment rate reaches 14.7%; Two men arrested for the death of Ahmaud Arbery; In Guayaquil, Ecuador, the identification of corpses continues, and much more.
With the current climate in the U.S., journalism matters now more than ever and for this week’s we decided to go deep into the protests that have broken out across the country over the death of George Floyd last May. Including words from a Syracuse University student Jordan Rose on his participation at the Black Lived Matter protests. As well as some words from SU journalism professor and lawyer Shelvia Dancy, Esquire on how can journalists can adapt to the new physical realities while continue informing despite the risky circumstances.
Are you in Onondaga County and looking for a job? You are in luck, check out our full coverage to find out how you can apply for a job during this pandemic. Find out why president Trump is considering imposing a travel ban on Brazil. Churches could reopen soon after president Trump labeled them as essential... find out about the new CDC guidelines for their reopening.
(CNN Español) — Las ordenes de confinamiento por coronavirus han llevado a que algunas personas, en países donde es legal, eviten salir y se reúnan en pequeños grupos en casa. En otros países donde se han reabierto los restaurantes o bares, las personas han retomado sus actividades sociales.
For the artist known as Xopher Wallace, it all started with a recurring dream he had as a child.
In the dream, he would speak to people around him, but they never engaged. When he looked at his reflection, Wallace realized he was only a silhouette
The Spanish Language, Literature and Culture department at Syracuse University has continued to provide classes that maintain students’ interest in Latino heritage and culture, despite obstacles due to the coronavirus pandemic.
Syracuse University sophomore Ben Ford founded Jersey Boy Apparel in December 2019 when his friends began to commit to colleges during his senior year of high school. He then realized there was interest in tailgate clothing.
This year the world experienced the #MeToo movement, which has empowered people around the world to share their stories of sexual abuse. With this community of support and empowerment, several instances of sexual misconduct in media, entertainment and politics have been exposed.
Syracuse, N.Y. (NCC News)- A Somalian refugee started a business to help refugees and immigrants overcome language barriers. In just eight months, Khadijo Abdulkadir,25, hired 20 refugees to work as her interpreters.
Pride Union is dedicated to providing a safe space for LGBTQ students at SU. But now that COVID-19 has interrupted in-person activities, Pride Union is working on hosting engaging online activities.