In this second installment of the “Border Views” video series, Journalism Professor Mercedes De Uriarte discusses the media’s shortcomings in covering the immigration debate.
De Uriarte has developed programs to teach students to cover underrepresented communities and taught courses such as Social Justice and the Press and U.S. International Crisis Coverage. She is a former opinion editor and staff writer at the Los Angeles Times, where she covered Latin American issues extensively.
Watch two more videos with Professor De Uriarte from the second installment of “Border Views”:
- Video 1: De Uriarte discusses how Arizona’s immigration law fits into the historical cycle of U.S. immigration policy.
- Video 2: De Uriarte discusses NAFTA’s impact on Mexican life and the flow of immigrants.
About the video series
As Americans continue to debate immigration reform, border enforcement and Arizona’s recent legislation, experts from The University of Texas at Austin are offering their viewpoints on these issues through a series of online videos.
Each week, “Border Views” will showcase a different faculty member discussing such topics as the history of illegal immigration, the pros and cons of the Arizona law, the unusual political alliances that have developed around this debate and the media’s role in covering it.
Visit the “Border Views” main page for a complete lineup of our experts’ videos.