We've been arguing for years that "shared responsibility" means looking at how transnational crime makes nearly all its money within U.S. borders, crosses U.S. customs and launders its earnings in U.S. banks. It's time to take the concept of a real shared responsibility into journalism as well. Too many U.S. journalists come down here looking for lurid stories of gore or Mexican corruption, with clear racist overturns, perpetuating the myth of the pure US vs. degenerate Mexico. Congratulations to Marcela for the award, for her brave work and for her dedication to the truth. LEC
Knight Center: Why did acclaimed Mexican journalist Marcela Turati tell the story of death and threats against her colleagues during a ceremony recognizing the very best of investigative journalism in the U.S.?