Spatial proximity to the U.S.ĝ€"Mexico border and newspaper coverage of immigration issues Academic Article uri icon

abstract

  • This article examines how geographic proximity to the U.S. ĝ€"Mexico border influences newspaper coverage of immigration issues. The authors investigate two questions: Do media organizations spatially proximate to the border offer more frequent coverage of Latino immigration than media organizations farther removed from the border? Do media organizations spatially proximate to the border offer more frequent coverage of the negative aspects of immigration than media organizations farther removed from the border? We find that news organizations closer to the border generate a higher volume of articles about Latino immigration, articles featuring the negative aspects of immigration, and articles regarding illegal immigration. © 2009 University of Utah.

Author List (Cited Authors)

  • Branton, R. P., & Dunaway, J.

publication date

  • 2009