BREAKING NEWS: How San Diego news organizations cover Tijuana and the U.S.-Mexico border

Breaking NewsSan Diego and Tijuana comprise a region of nearly 5 million people but the two cities are often worlds apart. Faced with shrinking resources, long border waits and safety concerns, many San Diego news organizations are hard-pressed to devote much attention to Tijuana. What issues are covered well? What are the missed opportunities? What are the border stories of greatest concern to audiences on both sides of the border?

Join us for this dynamic discussion with experienced U.S.-Mexico border reporters on news coverage in our region.

Thursday, Oct. 24
6:30 p.m. to 7:45 p.m.
Institute of the Americas, UCSD campus
Malamud Room

Confirmed speakers include:
Vicente Calderon, editor and director,, an online publication covering the Tijuana-San Diego region
Sandra Dibble, U-T San Diego border correspondent who has covered Tijuana and the U.S.-Mexico border since 1994
David Shirk, University of San Diego associate professor of political science and researcher on U.S.-Mexico border issues
Jill Replogle, KPBS reporter covering Tijuana and the U.S.-Mexico border on the station’s Fronteras desk

Elliot Spagat, San Diego correspondent, Associated Press
S. Lynne Walker, Vice President and Director of Journalism Programs, Institute of the Americas


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