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 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.
In this video, Domenic Vitello walks workshop participants through the local history and demographics of Philadelphia's immigrants and refugees.
In this video, Alia Malek and Garry Pierre-Pierre explore best practices in reporting on immigrants and refugees, and share tips for journalists who are not working in ethnic media.
Following our workshop, “Covering Immigrants & Refugees,” Amanda Begson-Shilcock from the Welcoming Center for New Pennsylvanians, shared tips for working with immigrants.