NEW YORK (Circa) — Circa won its first National Murrow Award for a video piece on American students who are living in Mexico and cross the U.S. border to attend school in the states.
The story was written by former Circa producer, Larry Lazo. Circa's Chief Investigative Photographer Alex Brauer shot and edited the piece, which highlights the challenges and issues surrounding hundreds of American-born students who live in Palomas, Mexico, but cross the border daily for education in the town of Columbus, New Mexico.
The prestigious award from the Radio Television Digital News Association was handed out during a ceremony Monday at Gotham Hall in New York City. Circa's video, "Border Schools," won in the Hard News category for Small Digital News Organization. The story previously won the Regional Murrow Award in the same category in June and was advanced to the national competition.