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A personal look at the perils of covering Mexico’s drug wars

Nieman Notes June 7, 2013

In his new memoir “Midnight in Mexico: A Reporter’s Journey Through a Country’s Descent into Darkness,” Dallas Morning News Mexico bureau chief Alfredo Corchado, NF ’09, reflects on his life as a Mexican immigrant to the United States and the extraordinary journey he has taken to cover events in his homeland despite the threat of violence wrought by the country’s drug wars. Read more

María Hinojosa interviews Fellows Alfredo Corchado, Anita Snow

Nieman Notes April 5, 2010

Award-winning journalist María Hinojosa recently interviewed two Nieman Fellows for “One-on-One.” Alfredo Corchado, a 2009 Nieman Fellow, talks about why he risks his life every day to report the truth about Mexico's increasingly violent drug war. Anita Snow, a 2010 Nieman Fellow, describes life of a journalist in today’s Cuba and offers predictions for the future. Read more