DJC Partners to cover immigration stories in Mexico | Everybody’s story stops at the border. Except ours.

DJC Partners to cover immigration stories in Mexico | Everybody’s story stops at the border. Except ours.
September 25, 2017 Detroit Public TV

A Detroit Public TV and Bridge Magazine collaboration for the Detroit Journalism Cooperative continues as reporters Bill Kubota and Chastity Pratt Dawsey head to Guanajuato, Mexico:

It all started in Southwest Detroit. As part of our Knight and Kellogg-funded “Roadshows,” Detroit Public TV’s One Detroit team spent three months scouring the area, talking with neighborhood organizations and key stakeholders who then led us to others who could help us tell a complicated and controversial story. Sixty people and organizations later, our team developed with our new partners a ninety-minute American Black Journal Roadshow broadcast live on Detroit Public Television that focused on issues critical to Southwest Detroit including immigration, environmental justice and education. The night before our broadcast, Carine Saleh, a Dearborn attorney who agreed to be on our panel about immigration, contacted Detroit Journalism Cooperative’s regional editor. She informed him that her client, Maria Garcia Juarez, had been given orders to leave the United States by May 26th.  Because all legal avenues were nearly exhausted, Ms. Saleh was now resorting to media attention to help Maria’s cause.  Detroit Public TV and its DJC partner Bridge Magazine debated and investigated the merits of Maria’s story at a rapid pace, because both organizations realized they needed to capture the story in real time. On May 5th, we launched #21DaystoExile. Both organizations published the first installment of Maria’s story on Thursday, May 11th on Bridge and DPTV’s MiWeek program. New installments appeared throughout May on Bridge and MiWeek, Catch up on their coverage of the story here >

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