Deep dive into border stories (Sponsored by UNITY)

  • Event: 2017 IRE Conference
  • Speakers: Astrid Galvan of The Associated Press; Morgan Loew of KPHO-Phoenix; Elvia Diaz of The Arizona Republic
  • Date/Time: Friday, Jun. 23 at 11:30am
  • Location: Grand Canyon 8
  • Audio file: Only members can listen to conference audio

**Moderated by Elvia Diaz, The Arizona Republic

Learn how to make the right sources, avoid danger and find ways to tell untold stories. We look at how to cover a vast border that differs from place to place, including best practices for sourcing, approaching stories in creative ways and tips for using data to mine those stories.

Speaker Bios

  • Elvia Díaz is a columnist and editorial board member at the Arizona Republic, and general manager of La Voz. She joined the Arizona Republic in 1999 and has held several reporting and editing positions. She previously worked at the Albuquerque Journal in Santa Fe, New Mexico, and the Statesman Journal in Salem, Oregon. @elviadiaz1 Facebook:

  • Astrid Galván covers the border and immigration for The Associated Press in Phoenix, Arizona. She was previously a reporter at the Albuquerque Journal, where she worked on award-winning investigative stories on police shootings. She began her career the Arizona Republic. @astridgalvan

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