Work in Progress Session - En la Boca del Lobo (In the Mouth of the Wolf): The Press in Mexico
A narrative non-fiction story of the journalist killings in Mexico's Gulf coast state of Veracruz state explains what happens to a fledgling democracy when the press is completely discredited and attacked. Without the checks and balances of a watchdog press, parts of Mexico have been free to morph into narco-political states. There are other factors involved, of course. But this story, part of a book project, focuses on what happens to a society in the absence of a vibrant, independent press.
Katherine Corcoran is spending 2017 and spring 2018 at Kellogg as the Hewlett Fellow for Public Policy. A journalist, she formerly worked for the Associated Press (AP), most recently serving as the bureau chief overseeing coverage in Mexico and six Central American countries.
Under her leadership, the AP broke major stories, including the Mexican army massacre of at least 12 suspected criminals after they had surrendered...