This Capstone Experience/Thesis is an in-depth reporting project on Hispanic immigration in Bowling Green, Kentucky. With a journalistic approach, this project identifies key issues in the immigrant community, including issues concerning illegal immigrants. The purpose of this project is to identify and document the stories of these immigrants. Because some sources interviewed were illegal, anonymity was upheld throughout the project. This CE/T also analyzes the use of anonymous sources in journalism. Specifically, this project analyzes the balance of the field of journalism’s requirement to inform its public and the requirement to not harm any source.
Advisor(s) or Committee Chair
Professor Gordon "Mac" McKerral
Immigration Law | Journalism Studies
Belcher, Ashley, "Los Immigrantes: In-depth Reporting and Anonymous Source Analysis" (2009). Honors College Capstone Experience/Thesis Projects. Paper 269.