APB Speaker Maria Hinojosa Wins Overseas Press Club Award for "The Moving Border" Podcast
13 Aug 2021
A two-part investigative podcast series led by veteran journalist and APB speaker Maria Hinojosa has been recently honored with an Overseas Press Club Award. The Pulitzer Center-supported The Moving Border, by NPR’s Latino USA, won the Lowell Thomas Award for the best radio, audio or podcast coverage of international affairs. “Maria Hinojosa and team first reveal that a ‘paper wall’ has been a stronger barrier than a physical wall at the U.S. border,” the jury commented. “Then, the team went further, uncovering how Mexico has become a wall itself.’"
According to NPR, The Moving Border delves into the increasing pressure put on refugees seeking safety in the United States via its southern border. It reveals the surprising support the Trump administration has received from a Mexican administration that once publicly spoke out against Trump's rhetoric, and how together they've created an impenetrable policy wall that pushes asylum seekers further and further south.
The podcast was produced by Hinojosa, Julieta Martinelli and Fernanda Camarena.
As a reporter who was the first Latina in many newsrooms, Hinojosa dreamt of a space where she could create independent, multimedia journalism that explores and gives a critical voice to the diverse American experience. To that end, in 2010, she created Futuro Media, an independent, nonprofit organization based in Harlem, NYC with the mission to create multimedia content for and about the new American mainstream in the service of empowering people to navigate the complexities of an increasingly diverse and connected world.
Hinojosa is the anchor and executive producer of the Peabody Award-winning show Latino USA, distributed by PRX, as well as co-host of In The Thick, the Futuro Media’s award-winning political podcast. She has informed millions about the changing cultural and political landscape in America and abroad. In her new book, Once I Was You: A Memoir of Love and Hate in a Torn America, Hinojosa tells the story of immigration in America through her family’s experiences and decades of reporting, painting an unflinching portrait of a country in crisis. She is also a contributor to the long-running, award-winning news program CBS Sunday Morning and a frequent guest on MSNBC.