Journalism faculty, students discuss Latinos in the media

"Latinos in the Media" is a the topic of a panel discussion set for Thursday, April 24, at 2 p.m. in Gallagher Theater in the UA Student Union. The discussion is part of a series of events sponsored by the UA's Media Democracy and Policy Institute celebrating the life, career and death of journalist Ruben Salazar, who was killed in 1970 in East Los Angeles.

The panelists will discuss the impact his death had on the media profession then and today. The panelists include veteran journalist Bob Navarro, the last person to interview Salazar; long-time columnist Roberto Rodriguez, now a research associate in the Mexican American Studies Department; Celeste González de Bustamante, assistant professor in the Department of Journalism; Gus Chavez, a member of the history faculty at Pima Community College, who was present at the rally when Salazar was killed; Consuelo Aguilar of the Raza Studies Department in the Tucson Unified School District who did much of the research for the issuance of a commemorative Salazar stamp; and Nathan Olivarez-Giles, a journalism and Mexican American Studies double major who will begin with the Los Angeles Times this fall as reporter in their METPRO program.

The symposium will follow the issuance of the Salazar stamp ceremonies at the same location.

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