Session Videos

Opening remarks Why this workshop?

Keynote Address Widening the Lens: Immigration Reform and the Future of our Country
Demetrios Papademetriou, president and co-founder, Migration Policy Institute

Part I: The Economics of Immigration The State of the U.S. Economy and Key Issues Facing the Country in the Next Decade
Carmen Reinhart, Minos A. Zombanakis Professor of the International Financial System, Harvard Kennedy School

Numbers and Politics: How to Sort Through Economic Research on Immigration and Use It in Reporting
Giovanni Peri, professor of economics, UC Davis, and research associate, the National Bureau of Economic Research

Harry J. Holzer, professor of public policy, Georgetown University, and former chief economist for the U.S. Department of Labor

Judith K. Gans, economist and manager of the Immigration Policy Program, Udall Center for Studies in Public Policy, University of Arizona

Discussion - Moderator: Edward Schumacher-Matos, ombudsman, NPR

Part II: A Primer on Temporary Foreign Labor and Employment What Research Can Tell Us About the U.S. Labor Market and the Impact of Temporary Workers
Harry J. Holzer, professor of public policy, Georgetown University, and former chief economist for the U.S. Department of Labor

Ron Hira, research associate, Economic Policy Institute, Rochester Institute of Technology

Pieces of the Same Puzzle: What Journalists Need to Know About the Balance Between Bringing in Workers and Protecting American Jobs
Moderator: Laura Wides-Muñoz, immigration reporter, The Associated Press

Part III: Debunking Enforcement Myths Behind the Rhetoric: An Overview of What is Being Done to Enforce Immigration Restrictions
Marc Rosenblum, specialist in immigration policy, Congressional Research Service

On the Ground Perspectives: How Enforcement Practices Play Out in U.S. Towns, Courts and Detention Facilities
  • Dana Marks, immigration judge and president, National Association of Immigration Judges
  • Raymond Cobos, sheriff, Luna County, Deming, New Mexico
  • Cheryl Little, immigration lawyer, executive director and co-founder, Americans for Immigrant Justice
Moderator: Maria Sacchetti, immigration reporter, The Boston Globe

Part IV: Cracking the Code: Turning Immigration Data into Stories Digging for Themes in TRAC and What to Expect from PEW and Census Data
Introduction by Laura Wides-Muñoz, immigration reporter, The Associated Press
  • David Burnham, investigative reporter, co-director and co-founder, Transactional Records Access Clearinghouse (TRAC)
  • Dianne Solís, senior writer, The Dallas Morning News

Taming Data, Finding Narratives
Ronald Campbell, investigative reporter, The Orange County Register

DataViz: A Practical Guide to Mapping and Designing Immigration Stories with Data and Open-Source Software
Claudia Núñez, investigative journalist, Human Rights Watch

Part V: Lessons Learned Coming to Terms with Complexity: Taking the Immigration Beat Forward
Marilyn Geewax, senior business editor, NPR, on navigating the politics of the economic impact story

Anh Do, multicultural communities reporter, Los Angeles Times