Journalist Eyes 'Midnight in Mexico'

U-T San Diego -- Alfredo Corchado’s book “Midnight in Mexico” is part journalism and part memoir. The journalism involves his coverage of the drug wars that have left 80,000 dead or missing. The memoir is about what happens when one of the cartels wants to add him to the casualty list.

Corchado, Mexico bureau chief for the Dallas Morning News, was born in Mexico and grew up in California and Texas, working alongside his farmworker parents. His reporting has uncovered corruption in Mexico and documented the reach of drug traffickers into U.S. communities.

In 2007, he won the Maria Moors Cabot award from Columbia Journalism School for extraordinary bravery and enterprise. In 2010, he was awarded Colby College’s Elijah Parish Lovejoy Award for courageous journalism.

Corchado will be speaking Thursday at 3:30 p.m. at the University of San Diego, in Warren Auditorium at the School of Leadership and Education Sciences. (Full Story

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