Global Media Journal Mexico (GMJM) is a free open-access online double-blind referred publication hosted by the School of Education, Humanities and Social Sciences of Tecnológico de Monterrey, Campus Monterrey, Mexico; and the Department of Psychology and Communication of Texas A&M International University, Laredo, Texas, United States. GMJM calls and welcomes articles, book reviews and research reports from scholars in the fields of communication and media studies of Mexico, Spain, Latin America and United States for the next issue of the journal, scheduled to publish in June 2018.


The deadline to receive proposals for the number 28 is March 23, 2018. Submissions received after that date will be considered for the next number or future issues.


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Mediating the US-Mexico Border in the Time of Trump

Stuart Davis (City University of New York, Baruch College)

David González-Hernández (Texas A&M International University)

Antonieta Mercado (University of San Diego)


In the years leading up to the 2016 American presidential election, the question of public safety and security along the US-Mexico border quickly became one the central talking points for then candidate Donald Trump. Emblematized in the famous (and infamous) slogan “Build a Wall and Make Mexico Pay for It”, President Trump and cohort present a vision of the Border that intensifies tropes of criminality, instability, and violence that have been circulating for decades. For Mexican President Enrique Peña Nieto, the intensification of the anti-Mexican rhetoric in the border has undermined his leadership capabilities as he attempts to balance national pride with potential risks to Mexico’s vital U.S. trade. In proposing this special issue, we argue that this intensification has begun to blur the lines between mediated representations, political rhetoric, public policy, and lived experience.

In order to better assess and critique this current mediated Border, Global Media Journal: Mexico is proposing the first edited volume to address mediations of the US-Mexico border during the time of the Trump presidency. We welcome potential contributions addressing topics including:

--The role of non-traditional and partisan media outlets (most famously Breitbart News) in shaping political debate and public policy around the Border.

--Shifts in coverage of the Border by local, regional, or national media outlets in the US and Mexico.  

--Transformations in the representations of criminality and Border within media and popular culture in the US and Mexico.  

--The rise of multimedia artistic projects aimed at problematizing or critiquing the current border security apparatus or the current administration’s future plans for a Border wall.

--The symbolic role of the Border in political rhetoric.

--Innovations in surveillance technologies associated with the current political moment as well as their impact on questions of civil rights and human rights.

We invite submissions of original academic articles of up to 25 pages double-spaced or field reports discussing ongoing situations or research initiatives related to media and the US-Mexico Border to be submitted by March 23, 2018 for a publication in late 2018.  More information about the journal and specific instructions for submission are available at: