The Center for Border & Global Journalism held its first fall 2019 event on Sept. 18: “Fixing Journalism: Local Journalists and International Correspondents in Mexico’s Zones of Conflict.”
A packed crowd in Marshall 490 watched as Professor Maggy Zanger moderated a panel that talked about the relationship between local reporters (“fixers”) in Mexico and international journalists.
As part of their research on the topic, Drs. Lenin Martell of the National Autonomous University of Mexico and Celeste González de Bustamante of the UA School of Journalism discussed the wide range of conditions that exist for fixers.
Fernanda Santos, former N.Y. Times correspondent and current professor at Arizona State University, and Fernanda Galindo, a fixer and producer based in Hermosillo, talked about the need for respect and the importance of building trust between international journalists and fixers.
Photos courtesy of Juan Hernández and Dr. Jessica Retis)