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Sierra Juarez is a freelance reporter and fact-checker based in Mexico. She graduated with a journalism degree from the University of Texas in May 2019. Her work has appeared in The Texas Tribune, Texas Public Radio, The Arizona Republic and the Austin American-Statesman. 
 
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Recent Blog Posts:

Alliance of 12 regional media outlets tackles big issues in Mexico

Soon before the “caravans” in Mexico were plastered across headlines internationally, a group of journalists spread throughout the country made a plan – the reporters would follow along with the refugees and migrants from the beginning to the end of their trip.  Read more »


Team behind Netflix series ‘Tijuana’ aims to create global awareness of dangers faced by independent journalists in Mexico

Mexico is one of the deadliest countries in the world for journalists with at least ten professionals killed this year alone. For many journalists in the country, especially those outside of Mexico City, physical and psychological dangers are a constant for the job.

“Tijuana,” a recent television series from Netflix and Univision, plunges into that reality to show an international audience what it means to practice independent journalism in Mexico. Read more »


Online journalism can prosper if the focus on local news is genuine, ISOJ panel suggests

Local journalism would benefit from more focus on filling in coverage gaps and building strong relationships with readers, according to panelists at the International Symposium on Online Journalism on April 13. Read more »


ISOJ panelists say journalists must overcome lack of trust in media

It’s time for the journalism industry to focus on chipping away at the distrust in media, according to panelists at the 20th annual International Symposium on Online Journalism. Read more »


CNN Digital Worldwide editor-in-chief: In a transforming news industry, media need to promote journalists’ growth

The news cycle and industry have dramatically shifted in the last several years and news organizations should continue to mirror these transitions, according to Meredith Artley, senior vice president and editor-in-chief for CNN Digital Worldwide. Read more »


Satire prompts dialogue on sensitive topics, say ISOJ panelists

 

Using satire and humor can create dialogues around sensitive and controversial topics, especially in countries with restricted freedom of expression, according to panelists at the 19th International Symposium on Online Journalism (ISOJ) on April 14.

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Cross-border collaboration between Univision and El Faro introduces Central American refugees' stories to wider audience

Over the span of one year, U.S.-based Spanish-language broadcaster Univision and Salvadoran digital investigative site El Faro partnered to investigate and map the experience of Central American refugees. The result is a bilingual four-part multimedia project released in October, “From Migrants to Refugees: The New Plight of Central Americans,” which profiles several refugees from the region at different stages in their journey to safety. Read more »


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