October 27, 2017
Lost in Translation
Immigration and accurate media coverage have been trending points of discussion during the past year. When the two recently became intertwined in a small western Pennsylvania suburb, Carnegie Mellon University’s Emanuela Grama offered to reporters to do what was most needed: Listen.
A group of about 40 Roma families—an ethnic group from Romania that have suffered persecution and social marginalization— recently sought asylum in the small town of California, Pa. Grama, a native of Romania, accompanied reporters from the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette as a translator.