Twelve U.S. journalists from ethnic media have been selected to take part in a week-long program, "Immigration: Reporting the Full Story," put on March 16-23 by USC Annenberg's Institute for Justice and Journalism. Two of the fellows are from La Opinión, with one each from Hoy, Singtao Daily in Los Angeles and Nguoi Viet Daily News in Orange County. Names after the jump:
Two of the IJJ Fellows work in broadcasting, two in magazines and eight on newspapers. They are:
Mariana Alvarado Avalos, a reporter for La Estrella de Tucsón.
Fernando Díaz, an investigative reporter for The Chicago Reporter magazine.
Paula Díaz, a reporter for Hoy newspaper in Los Angeles.
Dzung Do, a reporter for Nguoi Viet Daily News in Orange County, California.
J. Emilio Flores, a photojournalist for La Opinión newspaper in Los Angeles.
Karla Gomez-Escamilla, a reporter/anchor for Univision Arizona.
Damaso D. González, a reporter for El Diario/La Prensa in New York City.
Naomi M. Ishisaka, the editor in chief of ColorsNW magazine in Seattle.
Linda Lin, a news manager for Singtao Daily in Los Angeles.
Jorge Morales Almada, a reporter for La Opinión newspaper in Los Angeles.
Rodrigo París, the U.S. and International Editor for Rumbo Newspapers.
David Rodríguez, a reporter for Univision of Puerto Rico.
The Fellows will be joined in Arizona by eight of their editors and colleagues: Marco Flores of Univision Arizona, Rui Kaneya of The Chicago Reporter; Reynaldo Mena of Hoy, José Merino of La Estrella de Tucsón, Edwin Rivera of Univision Puerto Rico, Pedro Rojas of La Opinión,
Jesús Del Toro of Rumbo and Benjamin Vu of Nguoi Viet Daily News. During March 16-23, the IJJ Fellows and the editors will meet in Tucson and Green Valley, Arizona, with immigration experts and participate in field experiences in Sonora, Mexico. Arizona remains a focal point for immigration issues, all the more so because of a new law designed to penalize employers of undocumented workers and because of law enforcement controversies in Phoenix, Mesa and other cities.