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Covering Immigration Stories in the Age of Trump

From left: Truthdig communications coordinator Sarah Wesley, journalist Claudia Núñez, Truthdig Editor in Chief Robert Scheer and Truthdig Managing Editor Eric Ortiz.

A new wave of immigration reporting has begun now that Donald Trump is in the White House. Although his predecessor, Barack Obama, enacted some of the harshest immigration policies in recent history, Trump has faced a fair share of criticism for his own policies.

Claudia Núñez, an award-winning journalist, has been reporting on immigration and the U.S.-Mexico border for years and joined the Truthdig team to discuss immigration stories in the age of Trump. Watch the full conversation below:

“There is a disconnect between mainstream media and what the immigrant community is actually facing,” Núñez explained.

Núñez currently works as the digital director for Hoy, the Los Angeles Times’ Spanish-language newspaper. She is also the founder of Migrahack, an organization that draws journalists, programmers and community members together to analyze immigration data and explore the stories hidden in the numbers.

“There is a big need for training,” Núñez said recently, “especially on data journalism and the connection between Mexico and the U.S.”

Núñez also serves as the Spanish-language web editor at Human Rights Watch. In 2008, she was named Latina Journalist of the Year by the National Association of Hispanic Publications. She was a Stanford University John S. Knight journalism fellow in 2012.

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