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February 17th, 2009
Texas State to host international Latino media conference

STAFF REPORT

Texas State’s School of Journalism and Mass Communications and the Center for the Study of Latino Media and Markets (CSLMM) will hold the second annual International Conference on Spanish-Language and other Latino Oriented Media.

“This is the signature event of the center, “said Texas State Professor and CSLMM director Federico Subervi. “It puts us, and Texas State, on the national and international maps as an academic unit that is on the cutting edge for research, teaching and professional service related to Latino media and markets.”

The conference runs from Feb. 19 at 5 p.m. to Feb. 21 at 1:15 p.m. The opening and closing ceremonies are open to the public free of charge. The opening session will take place on the 11th floor of the J.C. Kellam building on campus and will focus on the 200th anniversary of Spanish language press in the United States.

Attendees will include television and print journalism managers and editors, educators and the communication strategists responsible for the Latino oriented campaigns of Sen. John McCain and President Barack Obama in the 2008 election.

Conference topics also include the establishment of an inter-university consortium that allows for extended collaboration between national and international academic units that study Latino-oriented media markets.

To register for the conference or view its schedule, go to www.centerforlatinomedia.com or for more information call (512) 245-5267.

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