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Words Matter
Posted on 19 Mar 2012 by Daniel M. Kowalski

" My Grandma referred to African Americans as "nigros", which I thought was appallingly close to a really bad word and mortified me every time she said it. At first I cut her some slack, allowing for the fact that she was an older... Read More

JAV to AP, NYT: Drop the I-Word!
Posted on 22 Sep 2012 by Daniel M. Kowalski

"Starting today, a non-profit founded by Jose Antonio Vargas, a journalist, activist, and undocumented immigrant, will begin monitoring the use of the phrase "illegal immigrant" in the media, with the goal of shifting the conversation around... Read More

Conn. pubs drop the I-Word
Posted on 9 Nov 2011 by Daniel M. Kowalski

"We took an overdue step at the New Haven Register , Middletown Press and Register Citizen on Thursday and instructed reporters and editors to stop using the terms “illegal aliens” and “illegal immigrants.” We’ll... Read More

Associated Press declines dropping the I-Word
Posted on 6 Nov 2011 by Daniel M. Kowalski

"The Associated Press has updated its stylebook entry on 'illegal immigrant,' rejecting once again the 'undocumented' term recommended by the National Association of Hispanic Journalists, but approving 'living in the country... Read More

USA Today Drops the I-Word
Posted on 11 Apr 2013 by Daniel M. Kowalski

" From: Coon, William Sent: Wednesday, April 10, 2013 6:16 PM To: USAT ED Virginia Staff; USAT ED Field Staff Subject: Change in USA TODAY style on illegal immigration You probably have heard that the Associated Press recently changed... Read More

Drop the I-Word Friend: The Daily Pennslyvanian
Posted on 25 Oct 2011 by Daniel M. Kowalski

"As we pointed out a few weeks ago , usage of the i-word by the largest newspapers in the country has been steadily growing in recent months. So imagine our surprise when today we read two articles from The Daily Pennsylvanian about immigrants... Read More

What's In a Name?
Posted on 29 Apr 2012 by Daniel M. Kowalski

"In this podcast , Fi2W executive producer John Rudolph discusses the editorial and political implications of this debate over terminology with Julia Preston, national immigration correspondent for the New York Times, and Monica Novoa, a writer... Read More