Daily Archives: June 13, 2012

Migrant remittances, same as it ever was

Here’s a challenge to all newspaper reporters charged with writing a story about migrant remittances: see if you can open without resorting to the same opening far too many of your predecessors have used for this topic. The New York Times has once again proven itself not up to this task:

From her job at a packaging factory in Chicago, Patricia Gonzalez cobbles together $70 a month to send to her mother in Guadalajara, Mexico, leaving her less money for groceries. In Boardman, Ore., Raul Esparza, a migrant farmworker, works as many hours as he can to send $50 a week to his children in Mexico City. Continue reading