Adapting Investigative Reporting Skills to Policy Advocacy

September 2009
Nieman Reports;Fall2009, Vol. 63 Issue 3, p69
The author shares how he uses his investigative reporting skills in advocating for reduced immigration in the U.S. He raises his concerns about immigration, stating that the influx of poor people from Third World countries is importing a permanent underclass and that immigration is driving the doubling of population in the U.S. which has social, political and environmental consequences. He criticizes the Southern Poverty Law Center (SPLC) for attempting to cast the Center for Immigration Studies as part of a network of anti-immigrant groups. The author shares his anticipations for greater civility among the advocacy groups and greater professionalism among journalists. INSET: An Opposing Viewpoint: The Struggle to Be Heard.


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