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NEWS FROM TEXAS STATE: Spanish language media conference slated atTexas State
Texas State University

February, 2013

More than 70 scholars, media professionals and graduate students in the field of mass communication are expected to attend the Fourth International Spanish-Language and Latino-Oriented Media Conference set for Feb. 21-23 at Texas State University.  International scholars from universities in Barcelona, Colombia, Mexico and Puerto Rico as well as the United States will present their research work, findings, theories and assessments on topics including marketing communication,  media ownership and practices,  media and society, telecommunication and media policies,  media adoption and culture, and electronic and interactive communication, among others.

“The demographic changes witnessed through the last two decades in the Americas have been an inspiration to continue exploring and assessing topics that impact the media,” said Dr. Federico Subervi, director of the Center for the Study of Latino Media and Markets (CSLM&M).  “This is the largest regular gathering of scholars, media professionals and students focused on Spanish-language and Latino-oriented media in the hemisphere and also in Spain,” Subervi added.

Dr. Sindy Chapa, the Center’s assistant director, said the conference is a vehicle for scholars and graduate students to share their research on Spanish-language media and Latino consumers with faculty, practitioners and peers by stressing the importance of research development opportunities targeting Latino communities in the United States.

 “This year’s conference will highlight the participation of NBC Latino.com, VOXXI.com, iLatino.TV/Gobba.TV, Fox news Latino, Patch AOL Latino and Huffington Post Latino Voices during the Feb. 23 plenary session at the LBJ Ballroom. The three-day conference will have nine sessions comprising 54 presentations by academics, graduate students and professionals. For additional information, visit http://www.masscomm.txstate.edu/cslm.



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