Sophia Lee

Sophia is a senior reporter for WORLD Magazine. She is a World Journalism Institute and University of Southern California graduate. Sophia resides in Los Angeles, Calif., with her husband. Follow her on Twitter @SophiaLeeHyun.

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‘We lost our Superman’

Grief & Suffering | Los Angeles residents mourn the murder of rapper Nipsey Hussle and pray for God’s peace amid violence
by Sophia Lee
Posted 4/11/19, 03:30 pm

On a Sunday afternoon in South Los Angeles, under a cloudless sky in broad daylight, a man shot another man. The gunman began running away, but seeing nobody chasing him, he walked back and shot the man two more times. He darted away, then turned around again and shot the bleeding man three more times, kicked him in the head for final measure, and finally took off.

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Dangerous journeys, contentious crossings

Immigration | Migrant families desperate to flee gang violence and an administration determined to stop illegal immigration are adding up to a crisis on the border
by Sophia Lee
Posted 4/03/19, 02:45 pm

While President Trump in February declared a national emergency at the southern border, another migrant caravan headed north: About 2,000 Central Americans were walking, busing, hitchhiking, and riding trains for 2,800 miles toward the United States. They planned to join tens of thousands more migrants already overfilling shelters at border towns, stretching Border Patrol resources, and clogging a severely backlogged immigration court docket.

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Helpers without bylines

Ministry | Some sources are invaluable in helping journalists get the story
by Sophia Lee
Posted 4/01/19, 05:01 pm

Sometimes reporting can be lonely work, especially when you’re a print journalist with no companion other than a notebook. Just look at the byline. How many names do you see on there? 

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