Covering the U.S. Visa System and Its Flaws
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- January 13, 2016 Enroll Now
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- Covering the U.S. Visa System and Its Flaws
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- Originally Broadcast On:
- January 13, 2016
- Time Estimate:
- One hour for the main presentation and questions. Sometimes presenters stay longer to answer additional questions from participants.
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More than 9 million people a year legally enter the U.S. There are dozens of types of visas in the U.S. system, deeply affecting nearly every community and many U.S. industries.
With the continuing concerns over immigration, journalists need the resources and knowledge to report on the visa programs that allow some to pay their way in and force others to wait years for a change in status.
This Webinar will cover student visas, worker visas and lesser known visas like the investor visa, which gives immigrants residency in exchange for an investment in the U.S. economy.
What Will I Learn:
- How to find reports, audits and investigations that will tip you off to visa issues and scandals and give you context for your reporting
- How to analyze national and regional databases that can be localized for your reporting
- How to develop story ideas that can jumpstart your work
- How to keep up with the latest issues through following websites, social media and other journalists’ work
- How to find and evaluate the right experts and community groups to interview
Who Should Take this Course:
Reporters, editors and producers in any medium who need to cover immigration, visa and workplace issues in their area or who are periodically assigned stories involving visa programs including student visas, work visas or investor visas.
Brant Houston is the Knight Chair of Investigative Reporting at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, teaching investigative and advanced reporting. Houston became the chair after serving for more than a decade as the executive director of Investigative Reporters and Editors (IRE), a 4,000-member organization, and as a professor at the University of Missouri School of Journalism.
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