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.
In a recent interview at the Nieman Foundation, Corchado discussed the genesis of his book during his Nieman year, the dangers he and other journalists face in Mexico, and the importance of better understanding the complex relationship between the U.S. and Mexico, two countries country inextricably intertwined by far more than a shared border.
Watch clips from Corchado’s interview: The Year of Living Safely, Away from the Drug Wars of Mexico
- A Year of Reinvention In the Winter 2011 issue of Nieman Reports, Corchado reflected on the value of the Nieman Fellowship and how his book was born during his year at Harvard
- Speaking From Beneath the Sea – Corchado’s article on Mexican journalist Marcela Turati, recipient of the 2013 Lyons Award
- How Latinos are seen and heard in America – a Nieman panel discussion with Maria Hinojosa, anchor of NPR’s “Latino USA,” Isaac Lee, president of news at Univision and Laura Wides-Muñoz, Hispanic affairs writer for The Associated Press and a 2013 Nieman Fellow. Moderated by Nieman curator Ann Marie Lipinski
- Watch Maria Hinojosa’s One-on-One interview with Alfredo Corchado
- Read a Transcript of Corchado’ Lovejoy Award address “Facing Death, Feeling Empathy” presented at Colby College in September 2010