EAGLE PASS, Texas (Border Report) — A crew of six multi-media journalists, producers and content editors from Nexstar Media Group’s Border Report traveled the US-Mexico border during September in a specialized vehicle on a 1,995-mile trek along the Southwest border all the way to Brownsville, Texas.
The 10-day journey along the border tracked the construction of the U.S. border wall with Mexico, as well as reported on communities and people who are affected by immigration issues along the U.S. Southwest border in California, Arizona, New Mexico and Texas.
The tour was designed to avoid politics and deliver objective stories about everyday people who live, work and travel along the U.S.-Mexico border.
You can check out an interactive, day-by-day look at the trip below (CAN’T SEE THE INTERACTIVE MAP? CLICK HERE):
The crew reported from Nexstar’s newest multi-camera IP vehicle that allowed the team to livestream on the road to document the trip, and create exposure on Nexstar’s websites and social media to a national audience. The vehicle is equipped with several cameras, inside and out, including infrared cameras for night vision reporting.
The team generated digital first and broadcast content, and produced stories and live reports at each stop along the way. All reports are available on BorderReport.com.
The tour furthered the mission of BorderReport.com to provide real-time delivery of stories about people living, working and migrating along the U.S. border with Mexico, Nexstar officials said.