University of Pittsburgh
October 2, 2006

Pitt to Present a Lecture by Sallie Hughes, Author of Newsrooms in Conflict: Journalism and the Democratization of Mexico

Contact:  412-624-4147

PITTSBURGH-Sallie Hughes, author of Newsrooms in Conflict: Journalism and the Democratization of Mexico (University of Pittsburgh Press, 2006), will deliver a lecture at the University of Pittsburgh about changes in the Mexican media during that country's transformation to democracy, at noon Oct. 9 in 4130 Posvar Hall. Hughes received the Goldsmith Research Award from the Shorenstein Center on the Press, Politics, and Public Policy at Harvard University for research used in the preparation of this book.

Hughes received the Ph.D. degree in Latin American Studies from Tulane University, with a specialization in the politics and media of the region. She is an assistant professor of journalism and photography at the University of Miami. Prior to receiving her doctoral degree in 2001, she worked as a reporter; her articles were published in The Miami Herald and The Washington Post, among others.

The event is sponsored by Pitt's Center for Latin American Studies (CLAS) and the University of Pittsburgh Press. For more information, contact CLAS at 412-648-7392 or clas@ucis.pitt.edu.

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