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Mercedes Lynn De Uriarte


Core FacultyPh.D. in American Studies, Yale

Associate Professor in the Department of Journalism, Moody College of Communication
Mercedes Lynn De Uriarte

Contact

  • Phone: 512.471.1979
  • Office: CMA A5.150A
  • Campus Mail Code: A1000

Interests


Social justice issues, particularly the exclusion of voice, minority invisibility and housing insecurity; curtailing of voice and patterns of newsroom exclusion

Biography


College: Communication

Home Department: Journalism

Education: Ph.D. in American Studies, Yale

Research interests:
U.S. press crisis coverage of Latin American events; Latinos in media and
culture, Comparative Crisis Coverage, Middle East and Central America, Latin
American Journalism.

Courses taught:
WGS 340 Mass Media and Minorities-W

J 382 International Journalism
Crisis Coverage

 

Biography:
Yale Ph.D. in American Studies; almost ten years as assistant editor of Opinion section at Los Angeles Times and writer; principal investigator on major newsroom ethics and diversity project; has held Freedom Forum, Alicia Patterson, Ford Foundation; Social Science Research, American Association for the Advancement of Science and other fellowships; Fulbright to Peru. Writes for both academic and mass media publications. 1998 Hispanic Communicator of the Year. Creator of classroom publication Tejas, that went on to win 1996 Robert F. Kennedy Memorial Award for Outstanding Journalism. Bilingual. Newsroom consultant.

 

For more information, visit: http://journalism.utexas.edu/faculty/mercedesdeuriarte.html

Courses


WGS 393 • Social Justice And The Media

47195 • Fall 2011
Meets TTH 12:30PM-2:00PM CMA A3.128
(also listed as AMS 391, J 382)

NOTE: This interdisciplinary course counts as credit for the LBJ School Philanthropy, Volunteerism and Non-Profit certification program.

Course examines major contemporary social justice issues within historical context examining national and international connections and press treatment of the same. Topics cover racism, sexism, economics, education, health, immigration, imperialism, (US-Latin America in the 1980s, Iraq today) labor and youth issues. Materials include texts and documentaries.

A segment of the course includes an overview of the role of non-profits in the search for social justice. An applied theory experience puts students in a non-profit community organization of choice for 20 hours as participant observers/service learners. Materials are provided to enhance this experience. A brief narrative report of this activity is required before semester end. Students will also assist in organizing a round table discussion between journalists and community non-profits before semester end.

WGS 340 • Mass Media And Minorities-W

47697 • Spring 2011
Meets TTH 12:30PM-2:00PM CMA A4.308
(also listed as J 340C, LAS 322)

Topic description: Issues concerning minority or nondominate groups with in the United states. Survey of minority communication problems: alienat ion, fragmentation, media access; criticism and feedback for minority gr oups based on racial/ethnic background, age, sex, disability, social or economic class, and sexual orientation.

 

This course approaches mass media as a cultural product. Consequently, we begin with 

an examination of political, historical and sociological structure of society to construct an 

analytic lens on media content. Media does not operate in a vacuum. Course examines 

media behavior as part of a systemic construction of reality. 

 

This writing component course is designed to provide students a comprehensive 

historical and sociological overview of press and entertainment media treatment of 

minorities, including identity constructions of racial, ethnic and gender groups as well 

as class issues and leaders who contextualize the minority experience. Topics about 

women focus on minority women.  

 

 The chronological focus is WWII to the present. The ethnographical component of this 

course requires learning to apply theory by learning to see and to analyze one’s 

immediate environment and to analyze its press coverage. 

WGS 393 • Social Justice And The Media

47890 • Spring 2011
Meets TTH 3:30PM-5:00PM CMA A6.168
(also listed as J 382)

Course examines major contemporary social justice issues within historical context examining national and international connections and press treatment of the same. Topics cover racism, sexism, economics, education, health, immigration, imperialism, (US-Latin America in the 1980s, Iraq today) labor and youth issues. Materials include texts and documentaries.

WGS 340 • Mass Media And Minorities-W

47110 • Fall 2010
Meets MWF 12:00PM-1:00PM CMA A5.136
(also listed as J 340C, LAS 322)

             
This writing component course is designed to provide students a comprehensive historical and sociological overview of media treatment of minorities, including identity constructions of racial and ethnic and gender groups as well as class issues that  who contextualize the minority experience. Topics about women focus on minorities.

 The chronological focus is WWII to the present. As the ethnographical component, this course requires learning to see and to analyze one’s immediate environment and to analyze its press coverage through the press ethics lens of the Commission for Freedom of the Press and the National Advisory Commission on Civil Disorders. Students are required to gather the demographics of the University of Texas and to collect a clip file of all Daily Texan news stories during the  semester about minorities at UT. These materials will be needed for the semester-end research report which serves as a final exam and which students begin working on from the start of the semester. We will discuss coverage throughout the semester, so students must stay current. Additional articles will be provided from time-to-time from the alternative press, with which students will be expected to become familiar.

Learning opportunities are provided in visual and written materials, including documentaries that expand upon the topic and entertainment films that provide additional perspective. Some films must be seen by syllabus review date outside class time in the Instructional Media Center, UGL or at home.

As a writing component course, 50% of grades reflect student ability to demonstrate in written work comprehensive, contextual grasp of course material. Students are encouraged to seek help from the Writing Center for any or all assignments.

AMS 391 • Alternative Media

29895 • Spring 2010
Meets TTH 2:00PM-3:30PM CMA A4.308

Graduate standing required. Permission from instructor required.

MAS 374 • Mass Media And Minorities-W

36250 • Fall 2009
Meets MWF 10:00AM-11:00AM CMA A5.136

Please check back for updates.

AMS 391 • Intl Journlsm Crisis Coverage

30150 • Fall 2008
Meets M 2:00PM-5:00PM CMA A3.108

Graduate standing required. Permission from instructor required.

MAS 374 • Mass Media And Minorities-W

36445 • Fall 2008
Meets MWF 12:00PM-1:00PM CMA A5.136

Please check back for updates.

AMS 391 • Us Foreign Policy & The Press

29909 • Spring 2008
Meets TTH 5:00PM-6:30PM CMA A6.168

Graduate standing required. Permission from instructor required.

MAS 374 • Mass Media And Minorities-W

36230 • Spring 2008
Meets TTH 3:30PM-5:00PM CMA A3.128

Please check back for updates.

AMS 391 • Intl Journlsm Crisis Coverage

30537 • Fall 2007
Meets M 3:00PM-6:00PM CMA A3.130

Graduate standing required. Permission from instructor required.

MAS 374 • Mass Media And Minorities-W

36935 • Fall 2007
Meets MWF 1:00PM-2:00PM CMA A5.136

Please check back for updates.

WGS F340 • Mass Media And Minorities-W

90360 • Summer 2007
Meets MTWTHF 1:00PM-2:30PM CMA A3.128

Varies by topic

MAS 374 • Mass Media And Minorities-W

35705 • Spring 2007
Meets TTH 2:00PM-3:30PM NOA 1.116

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MAS 374 • Mass Media And Minorities-W

36460 • Fall 2006
Meets MWF 11:00AM-12:00PM CMA A5.136

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AMS 391 • Us Foreign Policy & The Press

28694 • Spring 2006
Meets M 3:00PM-6:00PM CMA A3.108

Graduate standing required. Permission from instructor required.

MAS 374 • Mass Media And Minorities-W

34700 • Spring 2006
Meets MWF 1:00PM-2:00PM CMA A3.124

Please check back for updates.

AMS 391 • Social Justice And The Media

28223 • Fall 2005
Meets TTH 5:00PM-6:30PM CMA A5.136

Graduate standing required. Permission from instructor required.

MAS 374 • Mass Media And Minorities-W

34440 • Fall 2005
Meets TTH 2:00PM-3:30PM CMA A5.136

Please check back for updates.

MAS 374 • Mass Media And Minorities-W

33300 • Spring 2005
Meets MWF 1:00PM-2:00PM CMA A3.124

Please check back for updates.

MAS 374 • Mass Media And Minorities-W

34075 • Fall 2004
Meets TTH 2:00PM-3:30PM CMA A5.136

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WGS F340 • Mass Media And Minorities-W

89280 • Summer 2004
Meets MTWTHF 1:00PM-2:30PM CMA A3.112

Varies by topic

AMS 391 • International Communicatn Smnr

26330 • Spring 2004
Meets W 4:00PM-7:00PM CMA A3.130

Graduate standing required. Permission from instructor required.

WGS 394 • Conf Crs In Wom'S/Gend Studies

44650 • Spring 2004

WGS 394: Graduate Conference Course in Women's and Gender Studies.

Individual directed readings and conferences on selected problems or topics in women's and gender studies.

The Conference Course allows  graduate students to work individually with select faculty on specific research problems.  The student is responsible for approaching faculty and designing a semester's work.

The Conference Course is restricted.  The WGS 394 Approval Form must be turned into the CWGS office with faculty signatures before students may register for the WGS 394 Conference Course. 

http://www.utexas.edu/cola/cwgs/courses/conference.php

 

MAS 374 • Mass Media And Minorities-W

32655 • Fall 2003
Meets TTH 3:30PM-5:00PM CMA A3.112

Please check back for updates.

LAS F382 • Conf Crs In Latin Amer Studies

85980 • Summer 2003

Individual study to be arranged with a faculty member.

Prerequisite: Graduate standing and consent of instructor and the graduate adviser.

Restricted enrollment; contact the department for permission to register for this class. May be repeated for credit.

WGS F340 • Mass Media And Minorities-W

89445 • Summer 2003
Meets MTWTHF 2:30PM-4:00PM CMA A5.136

Varies by topic

MAS 374 • Mass Media And Minorities-W

31755 • Spring 2003
Meets M 5:00PM-8:00PM CMA A5.136

Please check back for updates.

AMS 391 • International Communicatn Smnr

26185 • Fall 2002
Meets W 4:00PM-7:00PM CMA A3.130

Graduate standing required. Permission from instructor required.

MAS 374 • Mass Media And Minorities-W

32140 • Fall 2002
Meets M 3:00PM-6:00PM CMA A3.116

Please check back for updates.

LAS S379 • Conf Crs In Latin Amer Studies

86235 • Summer 2002

Supervised individual study of selected problems in Latin American studies.

Prerequisite: Upper-division standing and consent of instructor and the undergraduate adviser in Latin American studies.

May be repeated for credit.

AMS 391 • International Communicatn Smnr

26680 • Fall 2001
Meets W 1:00PM-4:00PM CMA A6.168

Graduate standing required. Permission from instructor required.

MAS 374 • Mass Media And Minorities-W

31685 • Spring 2001
Meets TTH 12:30PM-2:00PM CMA A6.168

Please check back for updates.

AMS 391 • International Communicatn Smnr

26803 • Fall 2000
Meets M 4:00PM-7:00PM CMA A3.108

Graduate standing required. Permission from instructor required.

MAS 374 • Mass Media And Minorities

31535 • Spring 2000
Meets TTH 12:30PM-2:00PM BUR 108

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