Two universities take their journalism students to the heart of the immigration debate, Arizona and New York City.
“Beyond the Border” is a unique international and cross-cultural reporting project developed by Prof. Yvonne Latty of New York University’s Arthur L. Carter Journalism Institute and Dr. Celeste González de Bustamante of the University of Arizona School of Journalism to give journalism students hands-on experience in areas of trauma and conflict. New York University students of the Reporting the Nation,Reporting New York graduate concentrations, will travel to the Arizona/Mexico border to report alongside University of Arizona students about issues and problems affecting the peoples of the border such as migration, violence, environmental degradation, and ethnic and racial conflict. University of Arizona students will then travel to New York to report “beyond the border” alongside their NYU counterparts on issues and problems facing Mexican and Mexican-American in New York City.
Students from both universities will collaborate to produce multimedia reports that will be published on NYU’s and the UA’s online journalism outlets. Latty and González de Bustamante will also produce a documentary on the experience.