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Professors Diana Rios and Federico Subervi, Hispanic Marketing & Public Relations contributing co-authors, to speak at Latin media symposium

Posted by Elena del Valle on April 6, 2006

  Diana Rios, Ph.D. 

Diana Rios, Ph.D., associate professor Department of Communication Sciences and Puerto Rican/Latino Studies Institute (PRLS), University of Connecticut

                                 Federico Subervi, Ph.D. 

Federico Subervi, Ph.D., professor School of Journalism and Mass Communication, Texas State University-San Marcos and director Latinos and Media Project

Photos: Diana Rios, Ph.D. and Federico Subervi, Ph.D.

Diana Rios, Ph.D., and Federico Subervi, Ph.D., contributing co-authors of chapter 2 of the Hispanic Marketing & Public Relations book, will speak at day long symposium, “Latino Strategies: Media and the Public Good,” on Friday, April 7, 2006 from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. at the Dodd Center, Konover Auditorium at the University of Connecticut, Storrs. The event is open to the public and admission is free.

Other invited speakers include Ron Taylor, Ph.D., vice provost, Office of Multicultural and International Affairs of the University, Gil Cardenas, Ph.D., and Jaime Gomez, Ph.D. Issues to be addressed include: “Demographics & Latino USA,” “Freedom of Speech During Ideological Wars,” “Who is covering us: Puerto Ricans in Orlando, Florida,” “Drafting a Blueprint for a far-reaching Latino Communication Research Agenda,” “Responsibility of Latino TV Producers in Mainstream Media,” “Working towards a new Latino Imagination,” “The Future of News and Broadcast Education,” and “A New Latino Media Coalition.”

This symposium, organized by professor Rios and sponsored by the Institute of Puerto Rican and Latino Studies, is designed for experts in mass communication, journalism, research and Latino and Chicano studies. It will include information on Latino-centered efforts in media research, policies impacting Latino communities, documentary production, and mass communication and journalism training in broadcast, web, and print media. More information on the symposium is available at Web.Uconn.Edu

Diana Rios is Associate Professor in the Department of Communication Sciences and the Puerto Rican/Latino Studies Institute (PRLS) at the University of Connecticut. Her research and teaching include minorities, women and media, media effects, and cross-cultural communication. She earned her Ph.D. at the University of Texas at Austin.

Dr. Federico Subervi is a professor at the School of Journalism and Mass Communication, Texas State University-San Marcos.  Since the early 1980s, he has been conducting research, publishing and teaching on a broad range of issues related to the mass media and ethnic minorities, especially Latinos in the United States.  His research also includes assessments of the images of Black in Brazilian television advertisements, and the media system of Puerto Rico, his place of origin.