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ON THE MEDIA | YouTube hit Channel 5 News is “reporting for people who don’t watch the news”

ON THE MEDIA | YouTube hit Channel 5 News is “reporting for people who don’t watch the news”

“People who don’t watch the news watch me. People who watch the news don’t watch me.”

Callaghan believes that independent creators like him will gradually replace the traditional pillars of journalism, “just because there’s so much distrust in media as it is … left and right.” Until then, Callaghan, Mosher, and Gilbert-Katz will have the opportunity to further shape the coming generations of journalists and social media reportage.

“I pretty much create news content for the disengaged,” he said. “That’s the achievement.”

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On the Media

ON THE MEDIA | YouTube hit Channel 5 News is “reporting for people who don’t watch the news”

ON THE MEDIA | YouTube hit Channel 5 News is “reporting for people who don’t watch the news”

“People who don’t watch the news watch me. People who watch the news don’t watch me.”

Callaghan believes that independent creators like him will gradually replace the traditional pillars of journalism, “just because there’s so much distrust in media as it is … left and right.” Until then, Callaghan, Mosher, and Gilbert-Katz will have the opportunity to further shape the coming generations of journalists and social media reportage.

“I pretty much create news content for the disengaged,” he said. “That’s the achievement.”

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ON THE MEDIA | Journalists and Civil Society Are Teaming Up

ON THE MEDIA | Journalists and Civil Society Are Teaming Up

“When [news] organizations spend valuable resources uncovering corruption, abuse, or neglect, they want to see the problem addressed. Cross-field collaborations between media and civil society organizations are one way to achieve that goal” Adrià Fruitos

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On Economic and Social Development

ON DEVELOPMENT | How the focus on Ukraine is hurting other humanitarian responses

ON DEVELOPMENT | How the focus on Ukraine is hurting other humanitarian responses

The Russian invasion is sucking up attention, funding, and resources. Aid workers say it’s starting to cost lives. The UN’s appeal for Ukraine is more than 80 percent funded for this year. In comparison, the UN response plan for Afghanistan is around 38 percent funded, Yemen’s is around 27 percent funded, and Sudan’s is around 20 percent funded.

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On Migration

On Afghanistan

On Haiti

ON HAITI | Video: Stolen futures, Haiti’s gangs and its children

ON HAITI | Video: Stolen futures, Haiti’s gangs and its children

‘Most of our friends didn’t make it to their 18th birthdays.’

Many of these gang members are under 24. Some are children as young as 11.

With few work or educational opportunities, many gang members say they have turned to the armed groups as a way of earning quick cash or gaining power. Some even say they are doing what the government has failed to do – taking care of its population.

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US immigration facts

  • Facts on U.S. Immigrants, 2017: Statistical portrait of the foreign-born population in the United States (Pew Research Center)
  • The Facts on Immigration Today, 2017: US foreign-born population and its impact on the economy, current immigration policy, and voting power of new Americans (Center for American Progress)
  • Immigration Data Guide, 2018: links to the most credible, high-quality data on immigrants and immigration in the United States and internationally. (Migration Policy Institute)
  • Facts about Immigration – Learn about demographics, economics, laws, crime rates, citizenship requirements and factors that drive immigration (JustFacts)

Immigration information and research

Refugees in the US

  • Refugees in America – about refugee resettlement in the US (International Rescue Committee)

Perceptions and communications about immigrants and refugees in the US

Employment, the economy and US immigration

Immigration and refugee policy, undocumented immigrants, and DACA

Assimilation and acculturation of US immigrants

Faith and US immigrants

Women and Immigration

Politics and Immigration

Points-of-view on US Immigration

Other websites with immigrant stories

  • We Are America Project – high school students define via video what they think it means to be American;
  • USAHello-Voices – immigrant and refugee stories of integration and overcoming resettlement obstacles
  • I Am An Immigrant – stories demonstrating how immigration benefits our communities, economy, and country
  • Newest Americans – a glimpse into the world of the newest Americans and a vision of our demographic future (Rutgers University-Newark, VII Photo and Talking Eyes Media)

Resources and Information for Immigrants and Refugees

  • USAHello – the resources and information newcomers need to build successful lives for themselves and their families in the US