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Thanks, South Central, for celebrating diversity, for uniting us instead of dividing us.
Up now on The Daily Beast, a travel story about my trip north of the Arctic Circle this January, to see things before they change.  
Mar 23 Arizona Immigration-Law Backer Woos Mexico
Many American Hispanics and Mexicans in Mexico see Arizona as a racist state, thanks to SB 1070.
Mar 18 Pew: Crossing border illegally more than once drives uptick in federal immigration crime
In 1992, 12 percent of sentenced federal offenders were unauthorized immigrants, the Pew Center reports today. Ten years later, 48 percent of sentenced federal offenders were unauthorized immigrants. The reason for the uptick:  more unauthorized immigrants who were caught crossing the border more than once have been sentenced to hard time – two years on […]
Dec 06 Luis Gutierrez, Immigration Reform and the Demographic Tsunami
Rep. Luis Gutierrez on 2014 immigration reform: “It will not be perfect, and it may not even be pretty.”
Nov 22 Shattered Dreams: Jan Brewer’s Arizona fails to investigate 6000 cases of child abuse
I’m not saying Juana could have prevented the massive CPS negligence, but with her education, heart and work ethic, she would have improved the culture at CPS, and would have helped the fragile, abused children who crossed her path.
Journalism Carnage: We all lose
Journalism Carnage: We all lose

Just the other day, a dear friend was laid off from a local newspaper after serving that newspaper loyally for 28 years. His story isn’t unique.

We all lose, of course, when really smart reporters are laid off or take buyouts.

Fit to Print is a new film that documents this ongoing carnage in traditional journalism  – and the loss to American readers.


But what happens happens to older reporters when they exit the stage?

And what happens to younger journalists who can’t find jobs in a shrinking  industry?

Those who feel they were born to be journalists — and don’t let hopelessness, despair and isolation destroy them —  join an army of freelance writers and editors.

With this in mind, Florida’s amazing and revered Poynter Institute is offering a teaching seminar in October for freelance journalists — at reduced rates.

(I play a small role, as a visiting faculty member.)

Here’s the seminar  link. Please pass it on.