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Message to news media: Embrace diversity if you want to survive and thrive Message to news media: Embrace diversity if you want to survive and thrive Diversity & Ideas Sep 12th Borderzine Staff Editor’s note: This commentary is part of Borderzine’s continuing series about the growing urgency to transform newsrooms into diverse work places. By Hugo Balta Diversity doesn’t happen easily. It is slow progressive......Read More
Love and death visit Handel’s Acis and Galatea in a Bhutanese cremation field Love and death visit Handel’s Acis and Galatea in a Bhutanese cremation field Art & Cultura Sep 12th Jeraldine Ramos EL PASO –The German composer G.F. Handel took his genius to London in the 18th century and in the 21st century the University of Texas at El Paso transported him to Bhutan. Famous for its century-old campus of Bhutanese architecture,......Read More
Border writer Charles Bowden remembered for his passion for the truth Border writer Charles Bowden remembered for his passion for the truth Art & Cultura Sep 11th Borderzine Staff By Dylan Smith – TusconSentinel.com Reporter and author Charles Bowden — he eschewed the term “journalist” — is dead. The longtime Southern Arizonan recently moved to New Mexico and focused his work on the dangerous......Read More
Study: MSNBC spent most time on Ferguson story, Fox the least Study: MSNBC spent most time on Ferguson story, Fox the least Featured Sep 5th María A. Esquinca A new study reveals significant differences in prime time coverage by three major news outlets of the protests in Ferguson, Mo.. MSNBC, Fox and CNN differed in the amount of coverage provided after the death of unarmed teenager Michael......Read More
First look: The quest for Atari’s secret desert burial ground First look: The quest for Atari's secret desert burial ground Art & Cultura Sep 4th KateGannon El Paso filmmaker Carlos Corral is happy to share the dirt on a Southern New Mexico treasure hunt and a 30-year-old mystery for Atari video game fans. A crowd watches as an Alamogordo, N.M. landfill is excavated in search of infamous......Read More
Changing the complexion of news media calls for revolución Changing the complexion of news media calls for revolución Diversity & Ideas Sep 2nd Zita Arocha It’s time to shatter the myth that young Latino journalists won’t leave home for jobs in news media. This thought and others flashed in neon across my mind as I sipped white wine recently in a San Antonio ballroom to celebrate......Read More
Fifty years later, its déjà vu all over again in Madrid Fifty years later, its déjà vu all over again in Madrid Featured Aug 23rd David Smith-Soto   MADRID, Spain — Fifty years ago I walked into the Palace Hotel here looking for a cup of coffee and was promptly escorted out by two burly guards. It was Spain at the height of the fascist Franco dictatorship and, at 19,......Read More
Fracking squeezes more natural gas from the desert, but it may also inject new pollutants Fracking squeezes more natural gas from the desert, but it may also inject new pollutants Business Aug 19th Joshua Espinal EL PASO — Arnold Escobar leaves his apartment under the hot sun of Odessa, Texas, a desert region abundant in oil nicknamed the Texas Petroplex, drives past oil derricks and pumpjacks, to a remote well site where heavy machinery......Read More
Declining minority representation in American newsrooms dominates discussion at convention of Hispanic journalists Declining minority representation in American newsrooms dominates discussion at  convention of Hispanic journalists Diversity & Ideas Aug 14th Aaron Montes Hispanic Link News Service publisher Charlie Ericksen takes the microphone after being honored by the National Association of Hispanic Journalists in San Antonio. Photo credit: Aaron Montes SAN ANTONIO – The celebration of the National......Read More
Economy, military deployments challenge animal rescue groups Economy, military deployments challenge animal rescue groups Economy Aug 13th Benjamin Woolridge EL PASO — Three years ago, El Paso’s Animal Rescue League was confronted by the crisis of animal overpopulation. The “no-kill” shelter experienced the impact of an economic downturn that left many of its four-legged......Read More