Global Journalism

Center for Border & Global Journalism

Our Center for Border & Global Journalism (CBGJ) helps students and professional journalists tackle the challenges of covering stories across frontiers. The Reporting in the U.S.-Mexican Borderlands course (see video above), jointly taught by UA Journalism Professor Celeste González de Bustamante with Anthropology, meets in Nogales and studies issues such as tourism, border enforcement and immigration.

Democratic societies and the news media are struggling with questions arising from the global information environment. Journalists who understand the factors that shape the collection, evaluation and dissemination of information in the United States and other nations are of crucial importance.

The UA School of Journalism provides exciting opportunities for students in global journalism through extensive faculty experience in foreign reporting, the school’s proximity to Mexico, study abroad opportunities in Italy, Costa Rica and the Middle East, and collaborations with international programs at the University of Arizona.

The school features faculty with decades of experience reporting from Africa, Asia, Europe, Latin America and the Middle East. Dual master’s degrees in Latin American Studies and Middle Eastern and North African Studies provide students the opportunity to develop valuable specialties. Unique classes offer any students the ability to develop skills and knowledge that will set them apart from their peers.