|The mission of this site is to serve as a guiding light for information and resources about a variety of issues related to Latinos and the Media; and Highlight people, media, organizations, institutions, and events that illustrate the growth of Latinos in various communication arenas in the United States, Latin America, and other parts of the world.
The Latinos and Media Project is directed by Professor Federico Subervi and is based at the School of Journalism & Mass Communication at Texas State University-San Marcos. It is undergoing an update thanks to funding from the Ford Foundation.
|The LaMP was launched in 1997 thanks to a seed grant by the National Council of La Raza and the National Association of Hispanic Journalists, when Professor Subervi worked at the University of Texas at Austin.
While the mission of the Latinos and Media Project is inclusive and broad, the content is still being developed and updated. As the project grows, so will the materials that it provides. The site is divided into four main sections. Below is a summary of the content of these and their purpose.
Now, LaMP needs your help to continue its work.
- First, if you like what you see here, please tell others about this site. If you don’t, please do not hesitate to share constructive feedback.
- Second, bring to our attention materials that could be added, including other web sites that should be linked, to some section of the LAMP web site.
- Third, consider becoming a sponsor, through scholarships and/or other forms of donations (by way of The Latinos and Media Project, currently applying for non-profit status) to assist the students who make LAMP possible.
Dr. Federico Subervi is Full Professor and Director of the Center for the Study of Latino Media & Markets at the School of Journalism and Mass Communication, Texas State University-San Marcos. Since the early 1980s, he has been conducting research, publishing and teaching on a broad range of issues related to the mass media and ethnic minorities, especially Latinos in the United States.
RESEARCH IN PROGRESS
• Assessing the diversity of voices in the Latino-oriented media in Central Texas. Data gathering is in progress. Project funded by the Social Science Research Council, and the Ford Foundation.
• Monitoring issues related to Latinos, media and politics related to the 2008 presidential campaign.
• Puerto Rico in the United States’ network news: A review of ABC, CBS, NBC, & CNN evening newscasts. Data collection in progress.
Specialties: issue research academia policy review monitoring and engagements