Mexico-born filmmaker, Bernardo Ruiz, traveled to Baja California to investigate a shelter for deported children. However, during his time there he met veteran reporter, Sergio Haro and realized his story was more urgent to tell.
When reporting on people who are in the U.S. without permission, should journalists refer to them as “illegal” or “undocumented”? The AP Stylebook advises journalists to use “illegal immigrants.” But some journalists and news consumers say this term is dehumanizing and legally inaccurate.
The “foreign” press can be so much more intriguing at times mainly because way too many U.S. domestic news-types have had the mantra of “local, local, local” banged into their brains so hard that they’re incapable of seeing the big picture on any story.
Ramos played a key role in a groundbreaking series on Latinos in Southern California that won the paper a Pulitzer Prize in 1984. He was also a mentor to young Latinos in journalism.
With help from professional journalists, students at several Los Angeles high schools have created a quarterly bilingual newspaper to serve the predominantly Hispanic community of Boyle Heights.