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NMSU to host presentation on journalism and immigration

New Mexico State University?s Center for Latin American and Border Studies will host a talk on journalism and immigration at 4 p.m. Tuesday, March 18, at the Nason House, 1070 University Ave.


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Giovanna Dell?Orto, a journalism and mass communications assistant professor at the University of Minnesota, is presenting her book ?Reporting at the Southern Borders? at a talk sponsored by New Mexico State University?s Center for Latin American and Border Studies at 4 p.m. Tuesday, March 18, at the Nason House. (Courtesy photo)

Journalism and mass communications assistant professor at the University of Minnesota, Giovanna Dell?Orto is presenting her book ?Reporting at the Southern Borders.?

The book provides candid and comprehensive examinations from nine leading European and North American journalists, who have covered immigration from the frontlines. With contributions ranging from the Guardian?s Southern Europe editor to the immigration reporter for the Arizona Republic, their thoughts on constraints affecting news stories offer insight into the obstacles and possibilities for 21st century journalism to shape public discourse and policymaking about important global current affairs.

?Giovanna put together an extraordinary group of people, academic and journalists, to discuss the issue on immigration in the U.S. and the European Union,? said Ana Lourdes Cardenas, NMSU journalism and mass communications assistant professor. ?I think the book is a great resource to understand the immigration phenomena in the entire world and to make us think on the challenges ahead to address the issues related to immigration.?

Dell?Orto?s research centers on international mass communication history, specifically the role of the media and mediated discourses in international affairs, historically and currently. She also was a reporter and editor at The Associated Press, and her most recent assignment was as an immigration reporter.

The event is free and open to the public. For more information visit clabs.nmsu.edu.