Ezequiel Korin: Ethnic biases for Latinx journalists within newsrooms

Ezequiel Korin

Title

Ethnic Biases for Latinx Journalists Within Newsrooms

Mentor

Ezequiel Korin, Ph.D.

Department

Reynolds School of Journalism

Bio sketch

Ezequiel Korin is an assistant professor of Spanish Language Media at the University of Nevada, Reno. His research explores the relation of digital technologies and societies from the theoretical approach of critical and cultural studies, considering the different social, cultural, and political implications of computer mediation and how they are constituted by and at the same time contingent on the developments of modern society. He has vast professional experience in the areas of audiovisual production, journalism, strategic communication, and marketing research.

Project overview

For this project, we will focus on understanding the perception of professional Latinx journalists regarding ethnic bias in newsrooms. Over the past several decades, various scholars of the area have consistently shown that journalists of color continue to face discrimination within news organizations, despite important initiatives to increase diversity in news organizations. This project seeks to examine the perceived existence and prevalence of structural constraints for Latinx journalists in/around newsrooms and how they negotiate and articulate responses to them. To do so, we will conduct a series of interviews with professional Latinx journalists working in mainstream news outlets. Students will be involved in conducting literature review, preparation of interview guides, as well as conducting interviews and contributing to the analysis of the findings.