New guide on immigration coverage available online
The International Center for Journalists (ICFJ) recently published a guide that aims to be a useful resource for journalists seeking to improve coverage of immigration.
Titled "Covering Immigration," the guide was written by Stephen Franklin and Teresa Puente, veteran journalists with extensive experience in immigration issues. The 35-page handbook is available in English and Spanish, in PDF or interactive formats.
The guide focuses on avoiding and breaking stereotypes, cultivating sources, and ethics in immigration coverage. It also offers an analysis of the roots of immigration and a list of sources and resources for journalists.
According to the guide, "immigration stories also can be told through the lens of many other issues, including education, health care, business, politics, law enforcement and human rights. A challenge for a reporter is to come up with new and fresh story angles."
To access the guide, click here.