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Border Media Network Available to The Public

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The Center for Community Media at the Craig Newmark Graduate School of Journalism in New York published its first map and directory of CCM’s Border Network, 50 outlets that cover and serve communities all along the southern U.S. border with Mexico.

People can sort and search the directory by location, format, language, founding year, and even business model. The map can be viewed from a bird’s eye above, or you can swoop down to ground level and visit the outlets city by city, one by one.

Over the past five months, the Center for Community Media (CCM) has built a network of outlets that serve and cover communities all along the southern U.S. border, from San Diego and Tijuana to El Paso and Ciudad Juarez, to Brownsville and Matamoros.

Beyond Borders Gazette became part of the network this week.

In the directory, you’ll find the names and contact information of 50 outlets in cities and towns spanning four U.S. states, bordering six states in Mexico, publishing in both English and Spanish. They range from local newspapers and decades-old community radio stations to innovative digital news services and new multimedia platforms.

Newspapers like the Del Rio News-Herald in southwestern Texas or Las Cruces Sun-News in New Mexico, at the edge of the Chihuahuan Desert, have served their communities since the 1880s. There are also newer digital outlets: El Paso Matters launched in 2019 to engage the interconnected communities in and around El Paso, Texas and Ciudad Juarez in Mexico; and Conecta Arizona, which launched this past spring to connect Spanish-speakers in Arizona to information about the COVID-19 pandemic, now publishes a Spanish-language news service on WhatsApp. Other outlets speak directly to their communities.

 

For more information please go to https://www.journalism.cuny.edu/2020/09/ccms-border-network-now-on-the-map/

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