Cross-border immigration reporting

  • Event: 2017 Vancouver Watchdog Workshop
  • Speakers: Nina Shapiro of The Seattle Times; Laura Lynch of CBC; Michael Corey of Reveal from The Center for Investigative Reporting; Sunny Dhillon of The Globe and Mail
  • Date/Time: Sunday, May. 21 at 10:30am
  • Location: Multipurpose Room
  • Audio file: Only members can listen to conference audio

**Moderated by Laura Lynch, CBC

Legal immigrants, hidden immigrants, refugees risking their lives to enter the U.S. and Canada. Learn the skills, documents and data that help you tell the stories of human movement across borders.

Speaker Bios

  • Michael Corey is Reveal's Senior Data Editor. He leads a team of data journalists who distill large datasets into compelling and easily understandable stories using the tools of journalism, statistics and programming. My specialties include mapping, the U.S.-Mexico border, scientific data and working with remote sensing.

  • Sunny is a journalist with The Globe and Mail and primarily reports on justice issues. He has also worked at The Canadian Press and graduated from the University of British Columbia's School of Journalism nearly a decade ago.

  • Laura Lynch began her career with CBC as a local reporter in Prince Rupert. She continued to work with CBC in Vancouver and Victoria while she earned her law degree. She joined the CBC Ottawa newsroom, later becoming Parliamentary Reporter. Laura has won awards from the Radio and Television News Directors’ Association and the Canadian Association of Journalists, plus the Law Society of B.C., and an Honourable Mention from the New York Festivals for her work. Laura Lynch is currently CBC Radio’s European correspondent.

  • Nina Shapiro is an award-winning reporter for The Seattle Times. She covers social issues, including immigration, which has drawn much of her attention in the early days of the Trump administration. She has written about a controversial detained Dreamer case, a new sanctuary movement and questionable tactics by immigration officials, among other stories. She traveled last year to southern Africa as an International Reporting Project fellow.

Related Tipsheets

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