Newest Americans

Fall 2016


Gateways to Newark

An interactive exploration of the longest mural on the East Coast

Visuals: Talking Eyes & DreamPlay Media


On the Waterfront

Navigate the legacy of the industrial revolution along the Passaic River

Words: Tim Raphael, Ashley Gilbertson
Visuals: Ed Kashi, Tom Laffay, Ashley Gilbertson


Reverse Migration

Journey between Central America and New Jersey with people who are transforming a small Guatemalan town

Words: Joanne Gottesman, Randi Mandelbaum
Visuals: Julie Winokur, Rachel Dennis, Gareth Smit


From Where I Stand

A recurring audio series presenting perspectives from the Global City

Visuals: David Bergeland
Words & Sound: Rhesa Mae Bernal, Aiden Jackson, Erin Jerome


Maid in the USA

A continuing series about the domestic labor that makes all other work possible

Words: Shana Russell


What is

We are a multimedia collaboratory of journalists, media-makers, artists, faculty and students telling the stories that radiate from the most diverse university in the nation. Based in Newark, NJ, a city shaped by migration, our project affords a glimpse into the world of the newest Americans and a vision of our demographic future.

Newest Americans is produced by the Center for Migration and the Global City, and faculty in the Department of Arts, Culture and Media at Rutgers University Newark in partnership with VII Photo and Talking Eyes Media. We have a large body of contributors and co-conspirators who are credited in the masthead and at the end of each story.

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