Nieman Reports

Fall 2006

Global Migration and Immigration: Stories and Images About the Journey

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When I was a border correspondent, I learned to move between both sides, quickly and frequently, physically and mentally, while striving for balance. I learned to maneuver in gray areas. And I learned there was no substitute for being out in the field, on the street, at the line — talking with migrants and cops and desperados, the gatekeepers of the secret worlds.

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About the Journey

Fall 2006: Introduction

By About the Journey September 15, 2006

When I was a border correspondent, I learned to move between both sides, quickly and frequently, physically and mentally, while striving for balance. I learned to maneuver in gray areas. And I learned there was no substitute for being out in the field, on the street, at the line — talking with migrants and cops and desperados, the gatekeepers of the secret worlds. – Sebastian Rotella, "Journalists Patrol Ever-Changing Borders" Read more

Death in the Desert

By About the Journey September 15, 2006

The Arizona Republic started tracking undocumented immigrant deaths in 2003 using medical examiner, foreign consulate, and law enforcement reports. Susan Carroll wrote the following words to introduce a published list of the 205 bodies or skeletal remains found that year … Read more

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