Sunday, April 12, 2009

Voices of Justice

For Immediate Release — April 8, 2009
“Voices” film and Latino media panel set for April 15 at Stanford

The public is invited to a reception, documentary film preview and panel discussion at Stanford University on Wed. April 15 about the challenges and opportunities for Spanish-language media in an era of transformational change in journalism and the nation.

The event will begin at 6 p.m. with a reception in the Oksenberg Room on the 3rd Floor of Encina Hall near Hoover Tower. The program will begin at 7 p.m. with a preview screening of the film “Voices of Justice” honoring the bicentennial of Latino newspapers in the U.S. and a panel discussion on Latino media to follow. The event is free and open to the public.

Panelists include Monica C. Lozano, Publisher & CEO of La Opinión, the nation’s largest Spanish-language daily newspaper, and Sr. Vice President of Newspapers for ImpreMedia LLC; Félix Gutiérrez, Professor of Journalism and Communication in the University of Southern California’s Annenberg School for Communication, who has written extensively on Spanish-language journalism and Dawn Garcia, Deputy Director of the John S. Knight Fellowships for Professional Journalists at Stanford University, whose 2008 master’s thesis at Stanford explored the political evolution of Spanish-language and digital media in the U.S. The panel’s moderator, Antonio Ruiz-Camacho, was the managing editor of Rumbo, a Spanish-language newspaper network for first and second-generation Latinos in the San Antonio, Houston and the Rio Grande Valley areas. He is currently a 2008-09 Knight Fellow at Stanford.

“At a Crossroads: Latino Media in the U.S.” is one in a series of programs being held around the country this past year to commemorate the bicentennial of the first Spanish-language newspaper published in the United States. The nation’s first Latino newspaper, El Misisipí, was founded in New Orleans on Sept. 7, 1808.

The event is sponsored by the John S. Knight Fellowships for Professional Journalists at Stanford University and “Voices for Justice: The Enduring Legacy of the Latino Press,” a multimedia project of Acción Latina, an educational and cultural community organization in San Francisco.

For directions to Stanford and Encina Hall, please visit this URL:
For more information, please contact Dawn Garcia, Deputy Director of the Knight Fellowships at Stanford at

h/t to Nezua