Students will be able to describe the state of the Latino news media in the U.S. today, and understand the context in which the industry was created and developed. Students will also be able to assess the specific strengths and weaknesses of the industry, and its most important challenges. Lastly, they should come up with ideas about how to improve the industry and better serve Latino audiences in the U.S.
This course will help students make smart career decisions from the start. It will give them the knowledge and tools to be an industry leader and to help reinvent Latino journalism. It will make them business savvy, as any smart journalist and editor must be to thrive in our changing media ecosystem.
Classes will include lectures, guests presentations, Q&As, workshops, group sessions and in-class exercises. We will visit the newsrooms of several Latino media companies in the New York area.
This course is taught in Spanish and all assignments are produced in Spanish.