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KJZZ’s Fronteras Desk Wins National Award For ‘Migrant Journey’ Series

By KJZZ News
Published: Tuesday, September 8, 2020 - 9:50am
Updated: Friday, September 25, 2020 - 7:38am

A KJZZ project chronicling migrant travels from Central America has been awarded the 2020 Kaleidoscope Award for local radio from the Radio Television Digital News Association.

Last year, KJZZ's Fronteras Desk reporting team joined migrants as they traveled thousands of miles to reach the U.S. in “Tracing The Migrant Journey.”

The multi-part series put reporters on the ground from Honduras to Portland, Maine, to document the challenges migrants face as they trek through Central America, Mexico and the U.S.

“I couldn't be prouder of this team of dedicated reporters and many, many thanks to this news station and our listeners for the support that made this work possible,” said Michel Marizco, Fronteras Desk senior editor.

The Kaleidoscope Awards recognize excellence in covering issues of diversity, race, ethnicity, sexual orientation and gender identity. Other 2020 winners include The World and CBS News.

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