Student Research Symposium: Mexico – The Storytellers

Tuesday, April 25, 2017 - 3:30pm

Join us for a reception and presentations by students in Professor Celeste González de Bustamante's Press and Latin America class. The symposium will open with a keynote by Lenin Martell. Additionally, some students will be offering original prints for sale at the event.

Keynote: "Habemus public media in México?"

In 2013, a new media law was enacted in Mexico. Amongst other things, it recognized for the first time the notion of "Public Broadcasting." This important step meant a big challenge for the non-commercial institutions while trying to transform themselves into public media. This talk will discuss the development of Public Media service in Mexico—especially their historical conditions and the current challenges they face.

Lenin Martell is a fulltime professor in the School of Political Sciences, at the Autonomous University of the State of Mexico (UAEM.) He coordinates the Writing Center, where he has partnered community projects with the Washington D.C. agency, One Global Economy. He earned a bachelor's degree in Journalism and Mass Communication at the National Autonomous University of Mexico (UNAM). He conducted his graduate studies in Mass Communication at Boston University, Complutense University (Universidad Complutense) in Madrid, and the National Autonomous University of Mexico (UNAM) in Mexico City. 

Students: Brenna Bailey, Hannah Bloom, Maritza Domínguez, Christina Duran, Emily Ellis, April Lanuza, Genesis Lara, Fernando Galván, Victor Garcia, Elena González, Mike González, Monique Irish, Julia León, Elise McClain, Natalia Navarro, Amanda Oien, Zeina Peterson, Justin Spears, Carmen Valencia, Melissa Vásquez

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