Border Policy Brief
Comparative Analyses, Governance, Human Mobility
News media, as an outgrowth of civic culture and communication, can shift existing views of political, economic and ecological life, especially in cross-border contexts. In a bi-national jurisdiction such as Cascadia, which sprawls across the British Columbia/Washington border, news reporters help align prominent political and economic issues with concurrent national or international narratives (see “Reporting on Cascadia: The Evolution of a Cross-Border Media Ecosystem”1).
This is especially true when major political events with cross-border ramifications serve as a catalyst for extensive media coverage. Amid the global COVID-19 pandemic of 2020 and 2021, the challenges facing cross-border communities along the Canada–US boundary have been particularly acute. While dozens of such jurisdictions exist along this border, including metropolitan regions, a number of smaller communities face unique circumstances given their challenging geographic situation and subsequent cross-border realities.
Moscato, Derek, "News Narratives and Civic Communication During the COVID-19 Pandemic: The Cross-Border Case of Point Roberts" (2021). Border Policy Research Institute Publications. 128.
Subjects - Topical (LCSH)
Travel restrictions--Washington (State)--Point Roberts; Travel restrictions--Canada--British Columbia; Covid-19 Pandemic, 2020- --British Columbia; Press--United States
Point Roberts (Wash.)--Press coverage; Point Roberts (Wash.)--Politics and government; British Columbia
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