About this blog

With this blog, I hope to call attention to the ways in which the media portrays drug cartels in Mexico.  Good journalism will be applauded.  Not-so-good journalism will be critiqued.  Research will be abundant and all my findings will be available to the public through here.

About Melissa Conser

Melissa Conser hikes through a lava tube in northern Arizona.

I’m a Media Studies major at UC Berkeley.

Like anyone else who loves the work they do, my personal interests don’t fall too far from my intended career in investigative journalism.  Photography, documentary filmmaking, writing, researching, reading, seeing–you get the picture.

I’ve been a web editor for my community college newspaper, The Lariat.  And I’ve interned at a -now defunct- weekly in Long Beach, Ca.