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    Media’s shortcomings in covering immigration debate

    By Christina Murrey and Mason Jones
    Christina Murrey and Mason Jones
    Published: July 26, 2010

    In this second installment of the “Border Views” video series, Journalism Professor Mercedes De Uriarte discusses the media’s shortcomings in covering the immigration debate.

    De Uriarte has developed programs to teach students to cover underrepresented communities and taught courses such as Social Justice and the Press and U.S. International Crisis Coverage. She is a former opinion editor and staff writer at the Los Angeles Times, where she covered Latin American issues extensively.

    Watch two more videos with Professor De Uriarte from the second installment of “Border Views”:

    About the video series

    As Americans continue to debate immigration reform, border enforcement and Arizona’s recent legislation, experts from The University of Texas at Austin are offering their viewpoints on these issues through a series of online videos.

    Each week, “Border Views” will showcase a different faculty member discussing such topics as the history of illegal immigration, the pros and cons of the Arizona law, the unusual political alliances that have developed around this debate and the media’s role in covering it.

    Visit the “Border Views” main page for a complete lineup of our experts’ videos.

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      Rose Martinez said on Aug. 11, 2010 at 1:28 p.m.
      I appreciate this effort by the University to share this insightful video series.
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      Cynta de Narvaez said on Aug. 4, 2010 at 10:15 a.m.
      You are fantastic. From what I see, and I am an activist on the border, these views are smack on. Thank God! And thank you guys!!!
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