Journalist Jose Vargas' Illegal Immigration Revelation June 24, 2011

from On the Media· ·

This week, former Washington Post reporter Jose Antonio Vargas published a story in The New York Times Magazine revealing that he has been living and working illegally in the U.S. Immigration issues aside, the coming out story has raised questions about whether a journalist can work with integrity while living a lie. New York Times Magazine editor Hugo Lindgren explains why they decided to publish the piece and Vargas' former boss, San Francisco Chronicle Editor-at-Large Phil Bronstein says he felt dupedwhen he found out the truth.



This week, former Washington Post reporter Jose Antonio Vargas published a story in The New York Times Magazine revealing that he has been living and working illegally in the U.S. Immigration issues aside, the coming out story has raised questions about whether a journalist can work with integrity while living a lie. New York Times Magazine editor Hugo Lindgren explains why they decided to publish the piece and Vargas' former boss, San Francisco Chronicle Editor-at-Large Phil Bronstein says he felt dupedwhen he found out the truth.