The Mexican

Media System

an on-site course

taught during

Loyola University's

Summer Program in Mexico City


The Mexican Media System is designed to give students an intensive look at that country's mass media. Through lectures, readings, visits to media outlets, and interviews with media practitioners, students examine the roles and functions of the Mexican media and how they compare to those of the U.S. media. They see how the Mexican media developed historically, how they are supported financially, and what their relationship is to the government and the public.

Students also meet foreign correspondents working in Mexico to discuss how they go about their work, what factors peculiar to the country restrict their reporting and how well the U.S. public is kept informed about that important nation. And in a visit to the U.S. Embassy they learn how American diplomats evaluate the job being done by both Mexican and U.S. media.

Among resource persons for the course have been reporters and editors of Reforma, La Jornada, El Financiero, and El Universal newsapers and Proceso magazine; reporters and commentators for Nucleo Radio Mil and Radio Centro radio networks and TV Azteca and Televisa television networks; correspondents for the Spanish language television network Univision and such U.S. newspapers as the New Orleans Times-Picayune, The New York Times, Wall Street Journal, San Diego Union-Tribune and Knight-Ridder newspapers; Arturo Montano, press officer, U.S. Embassy; writers Hector Manjarrez and Francisco Prieto; Pablo Casares and Mercedes Charles, prinicipals of ICO, advertising and organizational communications agency; and Julio Abreu, principal of Asesores Audvisuales Abreu.


For further information about the Mexico Media System course, contact Dr. Larry Lorenz.

Click here for details on Loyola University's program in Mexico City, or contact Dr. Maurice Brungardt.


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