Work in Progress Seminar - 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 a former Associated Press journalist and the 2017-2018 Hewlett Fellow for Public Policy at the Kellogg Institute for International Studies.
With the AP, she most recently served as its bureau chief overseeing coverage in Mexico and six Central American countries...