Media Report – January 18, 2011

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STUDENT PROJECT

Thirty students from the University of Arizona and New York University collaborated on a documentary on challenges faced by immigrants and communities along the U.S.-Mexico border.

Their “Beyond the Border Project” was developed by Dr. Celeste González de Bustamante of UA’s School of Journalism and NYU’s Yvonne Latty of Arthur L. Carter Journalism Institute. To view the project, visit http://pavementpieces.com/tag/border/

STATION RETURNS

Historic international Mexican radio station IMER, shut down by financial troubles in 2004, is back. It debuted in 1969 and joined the Instituto Mexicano de la Radio in 1983. Now it varies coverage in Spanish, English, French and indigenous languages.

Catch the broadcast online at: http://www.radiomexicointernacional.imer.gob.mx/

GROWING NETWORK

For Spanish-language network Galavision, 2010 brought double the number of viewers and an advantage over competitors Discovery en Español, MUN2, TBS, FX and ESPN, among others. On Jan. 13, Galavisión announced its double-digit growth throughout the year, almost tripling its performance in all key demos including adults 18-49, 18-34, total Hispanic Viewers 2+, and most dayparts.

NAHJ CONFERENCE

On Feb. 4-5, Region 2 of the National Association of Hispanic Journalists hosts a conference on “What’s New, What’s Next” at NYU’s Arthur L. Carter Journalism Institute. It will cover today’s evolving newsrooms, from technology to social media and broadcast with topics that are capturing headlines. The opening reception will include a book-signing with CNN host Soledad O’Brien.

For more information, visit http://www.nahj.org/2011/01/region-2-conferencewhats-new-whats-next/

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Editor’s note: This column was previously published on Hispanic Link News Service.

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