Conrad Fox

journalism, programming, soccer and robotics

screenshot of immigration uncovered
  • Randomized photo collage
  • custom queries highlight different journalist and assignment pairings

Immigration Uncovered

Showcasing the work of 20 American and Latin American journalists reporting on migration in Central America. A central feature of the project was the partnerships between local and US journalists, and the page had to emphasize this alongside the subject matter of the series itself. Stories in both languages are displayed side-by-side, and each reporter's bio features prominent links to the reporters they worked with, photos of the journalists in the field together and quotes from them about the experience of working with a partner. Apparently simple on the surface, custom queries operate behind the scenes to take into account the numerous different pairings of reporters and bylines. Unlike many news sites, which are ordered chronologically, none of our stories was time sensitive. Rather, they covered unusual and varied aspects of migration. To bring out this varied nature, the photo collage of the front is randomized. No two visits to the page look alike.


For 15 years, Conrad lived in Mexico, where he worked as a freelance radio and print journalist. His work took him into a minefield, a gunfight, a dugout canoe and the homes of many fascinating, brave and generous people. He is also an avid teacher and has led classes in radio, robotics, soccer, physics and anthropology in a diversity of places, including office towers, lecture halls, fields and palm thatched huts.