En La Frontera Entre La Vida Y La Muerte: a Study of Women Reporters on the Us–mexico Border

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In 2008 Ciudad Juarez erupted in a violent drug war. The Sinaloa Cartel and Juarez Cartel were in a battle for the lucrative drug route used to smuggle drugs into the United States, while President Felipe Calderon was waging his own war against all the drug cartels. During the height of the violence women journalists emerged on the front lines to tell the stories of Juarez. They risked their lives and dared to tell a story that others refused to. This mixed-method study examines frames used most often in the coverage of the drug war in Ciudad Juarez from 2008-2010. ... continued below

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Guzman, Samantha May 2014.

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In 2008 Ciudad Juarez erupted in a violent drug war. The Sinaloa Cartel and Juarez Cartel were in a battle for the lucrative drug route used to smuggle drugs into the United States, while President Felipe Calderon was waging his own war against all the drug cartels. During the height of the violence women journalists emerged on the front lines to tell the stories of Juarez. They risked their lives and dared to tell a story that others refused to. This mixed-method study examines frames used most often in the coverage of the drug war in Ciudad Juarez from 2008-2010. It examines The New York Times, the El Paso Times, and El Norte and also examines articles by the sex of the reporter. It also used in-depth interviews of both Mexican and American woman journalists who covered the drug war in Juarez to examine which themes developed about the reporter’s experiences in covering the drug war.

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Guzman, Samantha. En La Frontera Entre La Vida Y La Muerte: a Study of Women Reporters on the Us–mexico Border, thesis, May 2014; Denton, Texas. (https://digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc500186/: accessed May 27, 2019), University of North Texas Libraries, Digital Library, https://digital.library.unt.edu; .