Published Work

Published work and research by members of the Center for Border & Global Journalism:

William Schmidt
Center for Border & Global Journalism Co-Director

Bill is the former deputy managing editor of The New York Times, where he worked for 32 years. As a correspondent, he was based in Times bureaus in the United States and London, and also ran Newsweek bureaus in Cairo and Moscow. He teaches courses in advanced reporting and feature writing at the University of Arizona School of Journalism.
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Mort Rosenblum
Center for Border & Global Journalism Co-Director

Mort, reporter, author and educator, has covered stories on seven continents since the 1960s — from war in Biafra to tango dancing by the Seine. He was editor of the International Herald Tribune; special correspondent for the Associated Press; AP bureau chief in Africa, Southeast Asia, Argentina and France; and founding editor of the quarterly Dispatches. Rosenblum has written a series of books about U.S. press coverage of international affairs, as well as books about political and economic issues in Africa and France. His latest book is Little Bunch of Madmen: Elements of Global Reporting, which is being used in journalism programs around the country. Rosenblum has been nominated for the Pulitzer Prize eight times, and has won a major award from the Overseas Press Club. Go to to read Rosenblum's latest reports.
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Celeste González de Bustamante
Affiliated Faculty

Celeste teaches courses on reporting in the U.S.-Mexico borderlands and Latin America, and television news writing, reporting and production. Dr. González de Bustamante is an affiliated faculty member of the UA Center for Latin American Studies, conducts research on the history and development of television news and media in Latin America (mainly Mexico, the U.S-Mexico borderlands and Brazil); and violence against journalists in Mexico.She and UA colleague Jeannine Relly have published two groundbreaking articles in 2014 on the changing news practices among journalists, and social media use in Mexico and the U.S. as a result of increasing threats of violence. Dr. González de Bustamante is author of Muy buenas noches,” Mexico, Television and the Cold War (2012), and co-editor of Arizona Firestorm: Global Immigration Realities, National Media, and Provincial Politics (2012). She is the current president of the Border Journalism Network/La red de periodistas de la frontera, and Head of the International Communication Division of the Association for Education in Journalism and Mass Communication. She is spending the 2013-3014 academic year as a distinguished invited professor at the Universidad Iberoamericana in Mexico City, where she is continuing to conduct research on violence and journalism in Mexico.

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Jeannine Relly
Affiliated Faculty

Jeannine focuses on government information policy and press-state relations, democratic institutions, freedom of expression and access to information in countries in conflict and political transition, and formal and informal institutions related to the policy issue of public corruption. Dr. Relly holds a courtesy appointment with the School of Government and Public Policy and is an affiliated faculty member with the university's Center for Latin America Studies and Center for Middle Eastern Studies.She and UA colleague Dr. Celeste Gonzalez de Bustamante published two groundbreaking articles in 2014 on the changing news practices among journalists, and social media use in Mexico and the U.S. as a result of increasing threats of violence. 

Refereed Publications

  • González de Bustamante, C., & Relly, J.E. (2015). Professionalism under the threat of violence: Journalism, self-reflexivity, and the potential for collective professional autonomy. Journalism Studies. DOI: 10.1080/1461670X.2015.1006903
  • Relly, J.E., Zanger, M., & Fahmy, S. (2015). Democratic norms and forces of gatekeeping: A study of influences on Iraqi journalists’ attitudes toward government information access. Journalism & Mass Communication Quarterly, 92(2), 346-373.      
  • Relly, J.E., Zanger, M., & Fahmy, S.  (2015).  News media landscape in a fragile state: Professional ethics perceptions in a post-Ba'athist Iraq. Mass Communication and Society, 18(4), 471-497.
  • Relly, J.E., Zanger, M., & Fahmy, S.  (2015). Professional role perceptions among Iraqi Kurdish journalists from a 'state within a state.' Journalism: Theory, Practice and Criticism, 16(8), 1085-1106.
  • González de Bustamante, C., & Relly, J.E. (2014, online.  Forthcoming in print edition). Journalism in times of violence: Social media use by U.S. and Mexican journalists working in northern Mexico. Digital Journalism.
  • Relly, J.E., and González de Bustamante, C. (2014). Silencing Mexico: A study of influences on journalists in the northern states. The International Journal of Press/Politics, 19(1), 108-131.
  • Relly, J.E. (2012). News media constraints and freedom of information legislation in developing countries. International Communication Research Journal,  47(1-2), 2-25. 
  • Relly, J.E. (2012). Freedom of information laws and global diffusion: Testing Rogers's model.  Journalism & Mass Communication Quarterly,  89(3), 431-457. 
  • Relly, J.E. (2012). Examining a model of vertical accountability: A cross-national study of the influence of information access on the control of corruption. Government Information Quarterly,  29(3), 335-345. 
  • Relly, J.E. (2011). Institutions of information access and constraint: The cases of China and India. In Y.C. Chen & P.Y. Chu (eds.), E-Governance and Cross-boundary collaboration: Innovations and advancing tools (pp. 247-269). Hershey, PA: IGI Global.
  • Relly, J.E. (2011). Corruption, secrecy and access-to-information legislation in Africa: A cross-national study of political institutions. In S.L.Maret (ed.), Research in Social Problems and Public Policy (pp. 325-352). Bingley, United Kingdom: Emerald Group Publishing.
  • Relly, J.E., & Cuillier, D. (2010). A comparison of political, cultural, and economic indicators of access to information in Arab and non-Arab states. Government Information Quarterly, 27(4), 360-370. 
  • Relly J.E. (2010). A study of E-government and political indicators in developing nations with and without access-to-information laws. In C.G Reddick (ed.), Comparative E-Government: An Examination of E-Government Across Countries (pp. 525-542). New York: Springer.
  • Fahmy, S., Relly, J.E., & Wanta, W. (2010). President's power to frame stem cell views limited. Newspaper Research Journal, 31(3), 62-74.
  • Relly, J.E., & Sabharwal, M. (2009). Perceptions of transparency of government policymaking. Government Information Quarterly, 26(1), 148-158.    

Invited Academic Journal Articles and Scholarly Book Chapters

  • Relly, J E. and González de Bustamante, C. (2016). Periodistas en peligro: un studio de influencias sobre periodistas en el norte de Mexico. In C.del Palacio Montiel (ed.), Medios de comunicación, poder y violencia en las regiones de México. Veracruz, Mexico: Universidad Veracruzana. (Spanish translation of 2014 article in International Journal of Press/Politics).
  • González de Bustamante, C. and Relly, J.E. (2016). The practice and study of journalism in zones of violence in Latin America: Mexico, a case study. Journal of Applied Journalism and Media Studies, 5(1), 55-73.
  • González de Bustamante, C. and Relly, J.E. (Forthcoming). Violence against journalists, and the possibilities and promise for engaging the public and civil society: A historical perspective. In P. Gillingham, M. Lettieri, & B.T. Smith (eds.), The Press, Power and the Public Sphere in Mexico, 1910-2014. Albuquerque, New Mexico: University of New Mexico Press.
  • González de Bustamante, C. and Relly, J.E. (Forthcoming). Use of social media along the northern Mexico border in violent times. In B. Franklin & S.A. Elridge (eds.), Routledge Companion to Digital Journalism Studies. Oxford, United Kingdom: Routledge.
  • Relly, J.E., and Sabharwal, M. (2015). Perceptions of transparency of government policymaking: A cross-national study. In B.G. Peters and J. Pierre (eds.), Public Administration. Sage. Reprinted from article in Government Information Quarterly.

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Affiliated Faculty

Maggy's research focuses on international journalism, media, conflict and humanitarian crises; community journalism; Iraq and Kurdistan; and Kurdish media development. She spent two years as the Iraq country director for the Institute for War & Peace Reporting in Baghdad. Zanger has served as the faculty adviser to El Independiente, a student-produced publication that serves the city of South Tucson and is one of the bilingual publication in the country produced by students in a real community on a regular basis. She also spearheaded the School’s border safety efforts which developed workshops for students on how to report safely along the border, and was a founder of the Border Journalism Network, which functions as a hub through which professionals, educators and their students can gather, develop and share knowledge to improve the quality of border reporting. 
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Carol Schwalbe
Affilitated Faculty

Carol's research focuses on the role of images in shaping ideas and public opinion during the early years of the Cold War, ethical concerns about publishing violent images and the viual framing of the Iraq War on the Internet. Dr. Schwalbe teaches classes on editing, and in 2011 launched a science journalism curriculum for the School of Journalism. She also serves as the school's director of graduate studies.
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Kim Newton
Affiliated Faculty

Kim's research and teaching areas are multimedia journalism, visual journalism, photojournalism and international photojournalism. He has led multimedia Study Abroad courses in Orvieto, Italy, and served as photo editor for news agencies in Washington, D.C., and London and worked as a freelancer in Spain, Japan and other parts of the world.
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