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Journalism at Borders: Covering Mexico in a Time of Pandemic, Migration and Violence

Adela Navarro Bello, Semanario Zeta; Mary Beth Sheridan, The Washington Post; Adriana Zehbrauskas, photojournalist and documentary photographer

October 26, 2021 · 5:00 pm6:30 pm · Zoom

Program in Latin American Studies; Program in Journalism; Center for Migration and Development
Clockwise from top left: Adela Navarro Bello, Mary Beth Sheridan and Adriana Zehbrauskas.

For journalists, reporting on Mexico and the borderlands with the United States is hard, complex and often dangerous, but it is centrally important to inform politics in both countries. Citing the pandemic, the Biden administration imposed broad restrictions at the border, yet migrants from Central and South America and from Haiti have continued to surge across Mexico towards the U.S. Mexico has struggled to contain COVID-19, while an epidemic of narcotics-fueled violence also persists. Three outstanding journalists — a reporter, an editor and a photographer — who are winners of the 2021 Maria Moors Cabot Prizes honoring distinguished careers covering Latin America, will discuss stories they’ve covered in Mexico and how their work has evolved to deepen their reporting.

Adela Navarro Bello, directora, Semanario Zeta, México
Mary Beth Sheridan, Mexico correspondent, The Washington Post, United States
Adriana Zehbrauskas, photojournalist and documentary photographer, United States/Brazil

Julia Preston, The Marshall Project

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