Alfredo Corchado, Mexico bureau chief of the Dallas Morning News, works the most dangerous beat in the Western Hemisphere — the U.S.-Mexico border. Despite death threats he has persevered, chronicling government and police corruption, the disappearance of hundreds of young women, shootouts and executions, and the migration of narcoterrorism into U.S. cities. Corchado accepted an honorary doctorate and the 2010 Lovejoy Award for courageous journalism Sept. 26, 2010, in Lorimer Chapel and delivered this address.

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