Monthly Archives: March 2007

ASNE Report: Diversity Slips in U.S. Newsrooms

(American Society of Newspaper Editors)— March 26, 2007
The percentage of minority journalists working in America’s daily newsrooms declined slightly to 13.62 percent this year, according to the ASNE annual newsroom census.
This year ASNE counted full-time journalists working online for the first time to reflect the industry emphasis on expanding its Web presence. Including online-only journalists helped the minority numbers. This year’s annual census found nearly 2,000 full-time journalists working only on their newspapers’ Web sites. Of those, nearly 16 percent are minorities. Full tables and details are available at this link.

The Transnational in Iberian and Latin American Cinemas

Hispanic Research Journal, Volume 8, Number 1, February 2007.
The Transnational in Iberian and Latin American Cinemas: Editors’ Introduction
pp. 3-9(7) Authors: Perriam, Chris; Santaolalla, Isabel; Evans, Peter W.
Free Content available via IngentaConnect
Todo sobre Barcelona: Refiguring Spanish Identities in Recent European Cinemapp. 11-25(15) Author: Amago, Samuel
Victoria Abril in Transnational Contextpp. 27-38(12) Author: Perriam, Chris
The Transnational Reception of El espinazo del diablo (Guillermo del Toro 2001)pp. 39-51(13) Authors: Lázaro-Reboll, Antonio
Space, Time, Desire, and the Atlantic in Three Spanish Films of the 1920spp. 69-78(10) Author: Ginger, Andrew
Panaméricas Utópicas: Entranced and Transient Nations in I Am Cuba (1964) and Land in Trance (1967) pp. 79-90(12) Authors: Nagib, Lúcia

UNESCO’s IPDC Bureau meets to assess 110 media development project proposals

Paris, 26-03-2007
Members of the Bureau of UNESCO’s International Programme for the Development of Communication (IPDC) will meet from 27 to 29 March 2007 to evaluate 110 media development project proposals from 80 countries submitted this year.
During this annual meeting, which will take place at UNESCO’s Paris Headquarters, the seven members of the IPDC Bureau will appraise, select and allocate funding to projects aimed at the development of print, electronic and digital media in developing countries.
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April 5-6: The Barbara Jordan National Forum on Public Policy

The event will be held at the Thompson Conference Center on campus, Thursday and Friday April 5th and 6th.
Each year this special event is put on by the LBJ School of Public Policy to honor the legacy and contributions of the Honorable Barbara Jordan. This year’s theme is “The Path to Change: Activating Your Community.” There will be speakers, panels, and workshops on topics ranging from morality politics, immigration, building a successful collaboration, mobilizing the vote, grant writing, and working with the mainstream media.
The Barbara Jordan Forum is an event that is free and open to the public, and all University of Texas students and members of the community are encouraged to attend.
See the full schedule here:

Gibson, woman trade words at screening

(Yahoo News) — By Sandy Cohen, AP Entertainment Writer, March 23, 2007, 11:22 PM
Gibson was answering questions from the crowd at California State University Northridge, Thursday night, when Alicia Estrada, and Assistant Professor of Central American Studies, accused the actor-director of misrepresenting the Maya culture in the movie.

Free Press is hiring for 11 positions

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Policy Coordinator
Campaign Coordinator (two positions)
Communications Coordinator
Campaign Director (Public Media) Development Director
Outreach Coordinator
Office Manager
Finance Assistant
Two of these positions will replace talented staff who are moving on to new opportunities; one is to fill a vacancy resulting from an internal promotion; two are reconfigured positions posted previously; and six are new positions are designed to help us manage a high volume of work.
Most of the positions are based in our Northampton , Mass. headquarters. A few are based in our Washington , D.C. office. And some will be based in either office – or another location – depending on the credentials and preferences of the selected candidates.
We are seeking dynamic, highly organized, self-directed people who are fun to be around. Click on the links above or go to for more information about these jobs, downloadable job descriptions, and to get detailed instructions for how to apply.

March 30-31: International Symposium on Online Journalism

The University of Texas School of Journalism will be hosting the Eighth International Symposium on Online Journalism on Friday, March 30 and Saturday, March 31. Editors, executives and scholars from around the world will discuss how news organizations are transforming their news operations inside and out – from their business model to the storytelling process.
This year’s symposium will be hosted in a larger venue at Avaya Auditorium, Applied Computational Engineering and Sciences Building (ACES 2.302) on the UT campus at 24th and Speedway.
This is a free event for professional journalists, students and faculty members. But registration is required and seats are limited. A registration form is now available online and must be completed before March 22, 2007.
Register to attend.