WASHINGTON, DC, 7 April 2011 — I just received a copy of ReVista, the Harvard Review of Latin America that is edited by long-time friend and colleague June Carolyn Erlick. This Spring/Summer 2011 edition is titled, “Journalism in the Americas.” It’s a great review of the state of journalism in the hemisphere. And it’s not a pretty picture.
The piece, “Covering the Region: Fewer Foreign Correspondents,” addresses the fact that people like myself who used to cover the region have taken on new endeavors, like the “Backpack Documentary Expedition” that I’m hosting in June. I believe the above photo, with me on the right while on a patrol with Sandinista Army soldiers during the 1980s Contra War, was made my Murray Sill. You can see the piece here.