VOXXI reporter selected for journalism training at Harvard University

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    VOXXI journalist Griselda Nevarez interviewing attorney Stanley Young in July 2012 after a controversial trial that involved Maricopa County Sheriff Joe Arpaio and several Latinos who accused him of racial profiling. (Photo by Alonso Parra)

    Griselda Nevarez, political reporter with VOXXI, is among the 37 journalists who will convene at Harvard University this weekend for an intensive immigration training hosted by the Nieman Foundation for Journalism.

    The two-day training, titled “The Story behind the Politics: Covering Immigration, Economics and U.S. Law,” aims to help journalists better report on the complex topic of immigration.

    The journalists selected for this training come from diverse backgrounds, including business, immigration and legal affairs.

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    Griselda Nevarez covering the U.S. Supreme Court hearing on SB 1070. (Photo by Daniel Palomino)

    Starting on Thursday, they will attend various workshops spearheaded by a diverse group of researchers and experts. The workshop topics range from the economics of immigration and the impact of temporary workers to debunking enforcement myths and turning immigration data into stories.

    The training was put together with generous support from the John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation.

    More about VOXXI journalist Griselda Nevarez

    Nevarez, a native of Mexico, has been reporting for VOXXI since the summer of 2012. Much of her work focuses on covering Congress and national politics with a focus on Latinos.

    Last year, she was instrumental in covering the Republican National Convention and the 2012 elections for VOXXI. Most recently, she has done extensive coverage of the immigration reform debate.

    Prior to joining VOXXI, she was sponsored by the Scripps Howard Foundation to intern with Hispanic Link News Service in Washington, D.C., during the spring of 2012. She was also named a Chips Quinn Scholar during that time.

    Nevarez has written for other publications, including Cronkite News Service and Arizona Capitol Times.

    She obtained a bachelor’s degree in journalism from the Walter Cronkite School of Journalism and Mass Communications at Arizona State University in 2011.

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