Thus, the reporters become creators of the entire magazine, with absolute freedom to create the texts, the lay-out, the selection of topics and focuses. On Friday afternoons, they participate in content creation workshops to help the annual issue to take shape.
However, these reporters are not alone, they benefit from the help of journalists and other professionals. Design is an essential part of Impresas, and therefore, illustrators, photojournalists and professional editorial designers also work on the creation of the magazine. This is an interesting collaboration insofar as they are the ones who choose, from a portfolio of creators, the ones they want to work with on their creative production.
As indicated by the Impresas team, “In prison there are no computers or mobile telephones and, of course, they do not have internet access. Therefore, all the texts have been handwritten by the reporters (some of them several times if they have decided to improve them). As members of the outside team of Impresas, we write up these creations on our computers and propose corrections, which they supervise. With no access to the digital version, the only way to see their magazine is to receive it on paper.”