Sunday, July 17, 2016

About Cronkite News borderlands reporting

Learn more about the goals of the Cronkite News-Univision News-Dallas Morning News border poll and the team behind it.
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About Cronkite News borderlands reporting

The Cronkite News-Univision News-Dallas Morning News border poll surveyed 1,427 people living in 14 cities on both sides of U.S.-Mexico border to get opinions on a variety of issues.

A team of Cronkite News journalists made several trips to the border, interviewing people, shooting video and photographs for stories about the poll results.

The goal of the project was to go beyond the political rhetoric about the border and hear from those who live there and know the region best. Many shared their frustration with being misunderstood and left out of the national policy debate in their countries.

The people we interviewed voiced their concerns, but also a hope for the future and a sense of community in a region where people share not just geography but history, economic and family ties that stretch across the border.

The reporting trips included border states California, Arizona, New Mexico and Texas, and several sister cities in the U.S. and Mexico including:

  • San Diego, California and Tijuana, Baja California
  • Nogales, Arizona and Nogales, Sonora
  • Douglas, Arizona and Agua Prieta, Sonora
  • Yuma, Arizona
  • Columbus, New Mexico
  • El Paso, Texas and Ciudad Juarez, Chihuahua
  • Del Rio, Texas
  • Eagle Pass, Texas
  • Laredo, Texas and Nuevo Laredo, Tamaulipas

The experience in the field and poll results will continue to inform our borderlands reporting and help us cover a complex region that is vital to both countries.

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