Spotlight: Family Separation at the Border

In June of 2018, ProPublica released a piece of audio that would come to define one of the most critical news stories of the year: the separation and detention of families seeking asylum at the U.S. - Mexico border.

In June of 2018, ProPublica released a piece of audio that would come to define one of the most critical news stories of the year: the separation and detention of families seeking asylum at the U.S. - Mexico border.

The opening panel of the 2018 Third Coast Conference explored the extensive reporting behind this story — and how the it continued to unfold, even after the daily news cycle moved on. Moderated by Sean Rameswaram (Today, Explained), the panel was made up of a group of journalists who had been tirelessly reporting this story: Anayansi Diaz-Cortes ( Reveal ), Caitlin Dickerson ( The New York Times ) & Jeremy Raff ( The Atlantic ). This session took on the realities of translating a complex, ongoing human rights crisis into story.

Read a full transcript of this episode, thanks to Descript.


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