Assistant Professor Lourdes Cárdenas speaks to KRON 4 about new bilingual journalism program
Assistant Professor of Journalism Lourdes Cárdenas was interviewed by KRON-4 on Nov. 22 about the department's ground-breaking bilingual journalism B.A. program, the first of its kind to be offered by a public university in the U.S.
The program is set to launch in Fall 2022; applications are due Dec. 30.
Cárdenas noted that students in the interdisciplinary program will take classes in five different departments -- Broadcast and Electronic Communication Arts, Spanish, Latina/Latino Studies, International Relations, as well as Journalism.
The program, is designed to help students not just report in English and Spanish but to cover in a more nuanced and sensitive way Latino communities, which have traditionally been ignored and misrepresented by mainstream media.
"I think our program, by preparing students to work in both English and Spanish, is going to really help to change this landscape and the coverage of Latino communities in the U.S.," said Cárdenas, who helped design the program.