Teresa Lozano Long Institute of Latin American Studies
Teresa Lozano Long Institute of Latin American Studies

Rosental Alves


Professor

Professor and Knight Chair in Journalism, School of Journalism

Contact

Interests


Foreign correspondence; online journalism; communication; freedom of the press

Courses


LAS 322 • Jour/Press Frdm Lat Amer

39970 • Spring 2018
Meets MW 9:00AM-10:30AM CMA 4.150

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LAS 322 • Reporting Latin America

40360 • Fall 2017
Meets MW 9:00AM-10:30AM CMA 4.152
(also listed as J 347F, J 395)

Foreign reporting and international news production processes, with special emphasis on Latin America. 

LAS 322 • Jour/Press Frdm Lat Amer

40400 • Spring 2017
Meets MW 9:00AM-10:30AM CMA 3.124
(also listed as J 354F)

Focus on journalism in Latin America with an emphasis on the struggle for democracy and press freedom in the region through country-by-country survey of historical, political, economic, cultural, ethnic and geographical aspects. Examination of the evolution of professional journalism in Latin America, including topics such as the legal framework for freedom of expression, ethical principles, concentration of media ownership and the emergence of digital media. Knowledge of Spanish language is recommended, but it is not a requirement. 

LAS 322 • Reporting Latin America

40235 • Fall 2016
Meets MW 9:00AM-10:30AM CMA 4.150

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LAS 322 • Jrnlsm & Prss Frdm In Lat Amer

39623 • Spring 2016
Meets MW 9:00AM-10:30AM CMA 4.150
(also listed as J 354F)

Focus on journalism in Latin America with an emphasis on the struggle for democracy and press freedom in the region through country-by-country survey of historical, political, economic, cultural, ethnic and geographical aspects. Examination of the evolution of professional journalism in Latin America, including topics such as the legal framework for freedom of expression, ethical principles, concentration of media ownership and the emergence of digital media. Knowledge of Spanish language is recommended, but it is not a requirement.

LAS 322 • Reporting Latin America

39420 • Fall 2015
Meets MW 9:00AM-10:30AM CMA 4.150
(also listed as J 347F, LAS 381)

Foreign reporting and international news production processes, with special emphasis on Latin America

LAS 322 • Journalism In Latin America

39590 • Spring 2015
Meets MW 9:00AM-10:30AM CMA 4.150
(also listed as J 354F)

Focus on journalism in Latin America with an emphasis on the struggle for democracy and press freedom in the region through country-by-country survey of historical, political, economic, cultural, ethnic and geographical aspects

LAS 322 • Reporting Latin America

40535 • Fall 2014
Meets MW 10:30AM-12:00PM CMA 4.150
(also listed as J 347F, J 395, LAS 381)

Foreign reporting and international news production processes, with special emphasis on Latin America. Prerequisite: Journalism 310F and 311F with a grade of at least B in each.

MEETS WITH J 395 (TOPIC 38), J 347F , LAS 381

LAS 322 • Journalism In Latin America

40829 • Spring 2014
Meets MW 9:00AM-10:30AM CMA 4.150

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LAS 322 • Reporting Latin America

40735 • Fall 2013
Meets TTH 9:30AM-11:00AM CMA 6.172

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LAS 322 • Journalism In Latin America

40335 • Spring 2013
Meets TTH 9:30AM-11:00AM CMA A3.128

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LAS 322 • Reporting Latin America

40212 • Fall 2012
Meets TTH 9:30AM-11:00AM BMC 3.208

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LAS 322 • Journalism In Latin America

40195 • Spring 2012
Meets TTH 9:30AM-11:00AM CMA A3.128
(also listed as J 367E)

This course intends to provide students with an understanding of the practice of journalism in Latin America, and its progress and constraints in the struggle for the freedom of the press and democracy. In addition, it includes general information about the region, such as historical, political, economic, cultural, ethnic and even geographical aspects. Although the emphasis will be on three major cases, Argentina, Brazil and Mexico, there also will be a country-by-country analysis of the evolution of the current status of journalism.   Latin America here is understood to be the 20 nations of the Americas and the Caribbean that share an Iberian cultural heritage: Argentina, Bolivia, Brazil, Chile, Colombia, Costa Rica, Cuba, Dominican Republic, Ecuador, El Salvador, Guatemala, Honduras, Mexico, Nicaragua, Panama, Paraguay, Peru, Puerto Rico (a US commonwealth), Uruguay and Venezuela.   Topics that will be covered include: ·        How the democratic wave in the region during the last quarter of the 20th Century affected journalism in countries that for generations had been under dictatorship and strong censorship; ·        The problem of violence against journalists in the hemisphere, especially in cases related to organized crime, drug trafficking and political motivated crimes. ·        The growth of investigative journalism in Latin America. ·        The impact of the Internet and other digital media on journalism and freedom of expression in the region; ·        How corruption, traditionally widespread in some countries, affects the practice of journalism; ·        The relations between the press and governments which do not understand or accept the role of independent journalism in a democracy; ·        Media monopolies and duopolies, and concentration of media ownership; ·        The colegios and degree requirements for the licensing of professional journalists and; ·        The emergence of a Freedom of the Press and Freedom of Expression jurisprudence in the Inter American System.

LAS 322 • Journalism In Latin America

40510 • Spring 2011
Meets TTH 11:00AM-12:30PM CMA A3.128
(also listed as J 367E)

Meets with J 367E.

 

This course intends to provide students with an understanding of the practice of journalism in Latin America, and its progress and constraints in the struggle for the freedom of the press and democracy. In addition, it includes general information about the region, such as historical, political, economic, cultural, ethnic and even geographical aspects. Although the emphasis will be on three major cases, Argentina, Brazil and Mexico, there also will be a country-by-country analysis of the evolution of the current status of journalism.

Latin America here is understood to be the 20 nations of the Americas and the Caribbean that share an Iberian cultural heritage: Argentina, Bolivia, Brazil, Chile, Colombia, Costa Rica, Cuba, Dominican Republic, Ecuador, El Salvador, Guatemala, Honduras, Mexico, Nicaragua, Panama, Paraguay, Peru, Puerto Rico (a US commonwealth), Uruguay and Venezuela.

Topics that will be covered include:

  • How the democratic wave in the region during the last quarter of the 20th Century affected journalism in countries that for generations had been under dictatorship and strong censorship;
  • An analysis of five cases of newspapers that have been at the vanguard of their countries' transition to democracy;
  • The impact of recently elected left-wing, self-proclaimed revolutionary administrations have had on journalism;
  • The impact of the Internet and other digital media on journalism and freedom of expression in the region;
  • How corruption, traditionally widespread in some countries, affects the practice of journalism;
  • The relations between the press and governments which do not understand or accept the role of independent journalism in a democracy;
  • Media monopolies and duopolies, and concentration of media ownership;
  • The colegios and degree requirements for the licensing of professional journalists and;
  • Violence and all forms of intimidation tactics against journalists and news organizations.
Course Objectives:

The main goals of this class are:

  • To engage students in a critical thinking process to analyze journalism in Latin American countries, including a country by country overview that covers cultural, political, economical and historical aspects and can serve as model to apply to other parts of the world;
  • To understand the evolution of journalism in countries that have been struggling for democracy and freedom of expression, and the new challenges that have emerged lately;
  • To discuss the importance of the press and its role in a democratic society, as part of its checks and balances, and how the Digital Revolution is affecting journalism and its role in a democracy;

LAS 322 • Journalism In Latin America

40505 • Spring 2010
Meets TTH 12:30PM-2:00PM CMA A6.168

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LAS 322 • Journalism In Latin America

39910 • Spring 2009
Meets TTH 12:30PM-2:00PM BUR 128

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LAS 322 • Journalism In Latin America

40902 • Spring 2008
Meets TTH 9:30AM-11:00AM BUR 228

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LAS 322 • Journalism In Latin America

40290 • Spring 2007
Meets TTH 11:00AM-12:30PM CMA A3.124

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LAS 322 • Journalism In Latin America

39505 • Spring 2006
Meets TTH 12:30PM-2:00PM CMA A3.112

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LAS 322 • Journalism In Latin America

37980 • Spring 2005
Meets TTH 12:30PM-2:00PM CMA A3.112

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LAS 322 • Journalism In Latin America

36430 • Spring 2004
Meets TTH 12:30PM-2:00PM CMA A3.124

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LAS 322 • Journalism In Latin America

36345 • Spring 2003
Meets TTH 11:00AM-12:30PM CMA A3.124

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LAS 322 • Journalism In Latin America

36160 • Spring 2002
Meets TTH 2:00PM-3:30PM CMA A5.136

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LAS 322 • Journalism In Latin America

36075 • Spring 2001
Meets TTH 9:30AM-11:00AM ENS 145

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LAS 322 • Journalism In Latin America

35850 • Spring 2000
Meets TTH 11:00AM-12:30PM PHR 2.114

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    University of Texas at Austin
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