Barrier or Bridge: Photojournalism of the San Diego/TijuanaBorder Region

  title={Barrier or Bridge: Photojournalism of the San Diego/TijuanaBorder Region},
  author={Ruth Wallen},
  journal={The Communication Review},
  pages={137 - 164}
  • R. Wallen
  • Published 1 April 2003
  • Art
  • The Communication Review
Using both quantitative and interpretive approaches, this article provides an in-depth analysis of the changing representations of the border region in the newspapers of San Diego and Tijuana over the last decade. The major daily newspapers, the San Diego Union-Tribune, and El Mexicano, have been sampled over a 10-year period. For the Union-Tribune, photo-journalistic coverage evolves in relationship to changing political realities, though the images may tend toward a more polarized reading… 

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