For My Immigrants

An anthem for immigrants


37 Voices

In one of the wealthiest states in the country, a disturbingly high number of working people are struggling to afford the basic necessities

Visuals: Ed Kashi
Intro: Mary Ann Koruth
Words: Shana Russell


Luso-Americano: A Newspaper, A World

The largest Portuguese-language newspaper in the U.S. keeps a community connected

Words: Mary Ann Koruth with Maria Do Carmo Pereira
Video: Julie Winokur and Stephanie Khoury


Picturing Newark

Sixteen young photographers share their vision of life in their city as part of a National Geographic Photo Camp

Video: Talking Eyes Media
Photos: National Geographic Photo Campers
Words: Julie Winokur


Act of Faith

A church that puts into practice what's said on the pulpit

Audio: Rachel Dennis
Visuals: Maciek Nabrdalik
Words: Cynthia Mellon


American Sueño: Onward

In the final installment of the web series, Marisol Conde-Hernandez becomes the first undocumented female attorney in New Jersey

Visuals: Rachel Dennis, Gareth Smit,  Ron Haviv


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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