Illegal Immigration: When Journalism And Activism Collide

July 18, 2014

Jose Antonio Vargas' Wikipedia page describes him as a journalist, filmmaker and immigration activist. He's worked for The Washington Post, The San Francisco Chronicle and numerous other publications. And in a June 2011 essay in The New York Times Magazine, Vargas revealed his status as an undocumented immigrant at the time he was advocating for the immigrants rights.


Callie Crossley is the host of WGBH News' Under the Radar.

Dan Kennedy is an associate professor of journalism at Northeastern University.

Joshua Benton is the director of the Nieman Journalism Lab.

Susie Banikarim is a Nieman Foundation fellow.

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