Wednesday, December 28, 2005

A Last Hurrah

The Chicago Tribune's WomanNews section left with an impressive flourish today. The Tribune's bean counters have decided to kill the section, but editor Cassandra West (who once edited one of my freelance stories) devoted the last edition to "Crossing Borders," a look at the growing number of female immigrants to the U.S. The photos by Heather Stone and stories by Stephen Franklin, Monica Eng, T. Shawn Taylor, Meg McSherry Breslin, Grace Aduroja and Trine Tsouderos tell of women who have risked injury and death seeking opportunities for their families and themselves in the United States. The most powerful article, by Patrice Jones, tells the story of Yolanda Echeverria, a Mexican woman forced into sexual slavery in Los Angeles. The Web version of this project includes a documentary video and more of Stone's powerful photos.,1,287998.htmlstory?coll=chi-news-hed


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