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  • Innovation


    Across the country, newsrooms are using crowdsourcing to cover immigration

    On Saturday, as ripples of President Trump’s refugee ban began making news, Los Angeles Times Business Editor Kimi Yoshino suggested a different way to cover the story.

    Yoshino, who is married to an Iraqi refugee and whose family was detained at internment camps in World War II, saw people sharing their own stories on social media. Her idea: Let’s do something that captures that emotion.

  • Storytelling


    No matter the era, covering immigration means helping people see nuance

    Perla Trevizo moved to Texas from Juarez, Mexico, when she was 8. She grew up on the Texas-Mexico border. But she never considered covering immigration until she moved to another country and saw what was happening on another border. Trevizo, now a border reporter for the Arizona Daily Star, was living in Madrid, Spain, and getting her master's degree in news agency journalism.

    "I started to hear stories about Moroccan youth who migrated on their own to Spain, but once they turned 18 all of the protection they had as minors was gone," Trevizo said.

  • Article

    24 hours of immigration reform reporting on Twitter

    President Obama’s executive action on immigration provoked a predictable political storm on Twitter, with politicians, pundits and the perennially opinionated staking out their positions.  A Twitter visualization shows tweets peaked at about 9,500 tweets a minute during the president’s White House speech on Thursday, Nov. 20. But while the social media platform heaved under the weight of immigration-related tweets, immigration journalists were relatively quiet.

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