The number of unaccompanied minors attempting to cross the U.S. southern border has spiked, causing a growing humanitarian crisis. The Dart Center has a host of resources for journalists covering this important issue.
Resources for Featured Articles, Immigrants & Refugees
When photographer and Columbia Journalism professor Nina Berman saw an aerial photograph of a sprawling Syrian refugee camp in northern Jordan, she hatched an idea for an innovative journalism project. Last December, she and her colleagues from the NOOR photo collective spent a week photographing some of its 100,000 residents—and plastering the camp's prison-like walls with their images.
On December 6-7 2013, the Dart Center hosted a workshop for journalists to improve news coverage of immigrants and refugees, with a special focus on mental health. This workshop was sponsored by the Thomas Scattergood Foundation for Behavioral Health.
Following our workshop, “Covering Immigrants & Refugees,” the Dart Center caught up with speakers Cindy Carcamo, Michael Matza, Gary Pierre-Pierre, and Maria Sacchetti, who spoke about linguistic issues, identity protection, and how the immigration beat has changed, while sharing invaluable tips for working journalists.
An eight-part series about survivors in Ciudad Juarez, Mexico, a community that has lost hundreds of women to unsolved murders in the past decade. Originally published in the Orange County Register (Santa Ana, CA), in 2004.