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Columbia The New Americans: Homelands and Diasporas

James Angelos

Prior to earning a master's degree from the Columbia Graduate School of Journalism, James Angelos worked at StoryCorps, the oral history project affiliated with National Public Radio. With StoryCorps, he traveled the country recording people's stories in sound, visiting places like an Indian Reservation in North Dakota and cities in Montana and Idaho. At Columbia, he turned his focus from radio to writing and published articles in the The New York Times and The Brooklyn Rail.

During the News21 fellowship, he worked on The Refugee City, a series of stories about the religious life of refugee groups living in Utica, N.Y. He also reported a story about Mandaeans, a small religious group from Iraq whose existence has been threatened by the war.

Other News21 stories by James Angelos:
Defusing Religious Tensions on the Streets of Mumbai
The Art of Devotional Song
In Praise of Sri Venkateswara

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Over six months, members of the Columbia News21 team traveled 525,000 miles across the United States, Canada, India and Iran in search of a better understanding of minority religions and the immigrants who practice them.