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Center for Latinx Digital Media Virtual Seminar Series - Prof. Eddy Borges-Rey (Northwestern University in Qatar)

When: Thursday, May 19, 2022
12:00 PM - 1:00 PM Central

Where: Online

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

Cost: Free

Contact: Center for Latinx Digital Media  

Group: Center for Latinx Digital Media

Co-Sponsor: Latin American and Caribbean Studies

Category: Academic


Throughout the academic year, the Center for Latinx Digital Media invites you to a series of weekly seminars held over Zoom on Thursdays. You can now register (click here) to the upcoming seminar of the Spring 2022 quarter, happening on May 19, at 12-1 PM US CT.

Eddy Borges-Rey (Northwestern University in Qatar) will give a presentation entitled “Data citizenship in Latin America: Community, development and contestation.”

Abstract: Arguably a space that has pioneered data journalism practices, and that has enormous potential for social change and development, Latin America has excelled in many areas related to data citizenship. Yet a relative absence of research on the subject from mainstream scholarship creates an opportunity to examine the developments and evolution of data journalism and data civics in this continent, looking at the particular features that make Latin America distinct and unique.

Eddy Borges-Rey is an Associate Professor in residence at Northwestern University in Qatar. His area of academic expertise is digital journalism and emerging media. Prior to obtaining an MA and PhD in Media and Communication from the University of Malaga in Spain, Borges-Rey worked as a broadcast journalist and media producer for almost 15 years.

This event is co-sponsored by the Alice Kaplan Institute for the Humanities, the Buffett Institute for Global Affairs, the Center for Global Culture and Communication, the Department of Communication Studies, the Department of Radio/Television/Film, and the Latin American and Caribbean Studies Program.

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