Jan 20 2016

‘It’s a Way to Ignore the Failures That Exist in the US’

Laura Carlsen

“People talk about the responsibility of the United States in terms of consumption. And yet, when you look at the root problems, it’s corruption in the United States, and it’s also the whole regime of prohibition.”

Nov 1 2012

One City, Two Languages

How the El Paso Times segregates the news

“Faces and Places,” says a link on the website of the El Paso Times, a venerable daily newspaper on the U.S./Mexico border. Click and you’re transported to photos of the community’s apple-pie-and-motherhood social events. In one picture, a fair-skinned little girl straddles a horse as a Stetson-hatted man guides her on a trail ride. In another, a middle-aged woman holds a fluffy dog who’s poised to jump in a pool—it’s canine swim day at an El Paso recreation center. These photos, and others just as wholesome, grace the paper’s English-language website. But over in another section, called “Fotogalerías,” the images […]