Immigration Narratives: First Impressions

Hello everyone!

During my first week of research, I analyzed the immigration narratives being told by the New York Times. This meant that I classified each immigration-related article as an opinion piece or a news piece, assigned it to one of five broad categories such as “Border Crossing” or “Government Policy,” and wrote down a quick summary of each story. Then, I noted whether the article carried a neutral, encouraging, or discouraging message to potential immigrants from Mexico and Central America. Each article was sourced from the time period between January 2018 and June 2019. 250 articles later, here are some of my main takeaways.

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