Researcher-Journalist to Speak on Immigration Journalism

Giovanna Dell’Orto
Giovanna Dell’Orto

Giovanna Dell’Orto, associate professor at the University of Minnesota School of Journalism and Mass Communication, will speak on her research and experience regarding the challenges associated with reporting on immigration on Thursday, Nov. 10 at 4 p.m. in N301 Integrative Learning Center.

Her talk, “Illegals Here, Refugees There, Crisis Everywhere: Journalism Tackles Immigration into the US and EU” is part of the SBS Social Science Matters Lecture Series: Perspectives on Migration.

Dell’Orto will discuss the story behind the stories. What does it take for journalists to cover migration in the U.S. and EU today? What are some of the constraints and challenges for reporters when covering one of the most fraught yet crucial problems for our societies in an era when most people get their news from social media, and trust in the news media is at historical lows?

Dell’Orto researches the interplay of news, journalistic practices and international affairs, topics she has lectured about to academics and professionals from China to Chile. She has worked as reporter and editor for The Associated Press, most recently as immigration reporter. She is the author of “AP Foreign Correspondents in Action: World War II to the Present.”

The talk is sponsored by the journalism and communication departments and the College of Social and Behavioral Sciences.