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LACS Faculty Colloquium: Media and Governance in Latin America: Polarization in the Digital Age and the (Failed) Quest for Plurality (Jairo Lugo-Ocando)

When: Tuesday, January 5, 2021
12:30 PM - 1:30 PM CT

Where: Online

Audience: Faculty/Staff - Post Docs/Docs - Graduate Students

Cost: Free

Contact: Danny Postel  

Group: Latin American and Caribbean Studies

Category: Academic, Lectures & Meetings, Multicultural & Diversity, Global & Civic Engagement


Jairo Lugo-Ocando is director of executive and graduate education and professor in residence at Northwestern University in Qatar (NU-Q). He previously served as an associate professor and deputy head at the School of Media and Communication at the University of Leeds and was the head of the MA in Global Journalism program at the University of Sheffield.

His authored, co-authored, edited, and co-edited books include The News Media in Puerto Rico: Journalism in Colonial Settings and in Times of Crises (2020), Foreign Aid and Journalism in the Global South (2020), Poor News: Media Discourses of Poverty in Times of Austerity (2017), Developing News: Global journalism and the Coverage of "Third World" Development (2017), and Blaming the Victim: How Global Journalism Fails Those in Poverty (2014).

Before entering academe, he served as news editor-in-chief of Venezuela’s Dairio La Verdad and worked as a journalist and freelance writer for several news organizations in Venezuela, Peru, Colombia, and the US.


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