Regene Radniecki, mass communications, attended two conferences at the University of Minnesota, April 27-28.

The first conference was “Covering the Southern Borders: European and U.S. Journalists compared reporting on Immigration and Immigrants in the Mediterranean and Southwestern U.S.” Senior reporters and editors from American, British, French, and Italian media came together to discuss their experiences covering immigration.

Panel participants included Daniel González, senior immigration reporter, Arizona Republic; John Hooper, Rome correspondent, The Guardian; Laure Mandeville, U.S. bureau chief, Le Figaro; Guido Olimpio, special correspondent, Corriere della Sera; Julia Preston, national immigration correspondent, The New York Times; Domenico
Stinellis, national photo editor for Italy and the Vatican, The Associated Press; and Elise Vincent, social affairs reporter, Le Monde.

Radniecki also attended the Minnesota Press Photographers annual conference and photo competition. Presenting recent photographic work was Pulitzer prize winner and New York Times photographer Todd Heisler; independent artist Wing Young Huie; and Jenn Ackerman and Tim Gruber, a husband and wife team whose recent documentary earned them an Emmy.