Demystifying Media at the University of Oregon
About This Show
The ways we consume and create media and content are changing faster than ever. The Demystifying Media Series at the UO School of Journalism and Communication (SOJC) explores the impact of these changes across the communications landscape, enabling us to navigate a way forward.
Hosted by University of Oregon journalism professor Damian Radcliffe, each podcast brings together experts—media practitioners, academics, and researchers—working on the cutting edge of these global changes to the UofO campus to discuss the impact of the 21st-century media revolution with students, faculty, and staff.
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Most Recent Episode
Demystifying Podcast - Reporting in Cuba, Mexico and Venezuela with Will Grant
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Will Grant is one of the UK’s leading broadcast journalists on Latin American affairs. He has been the BBC’s Correspondent in Cuba since late 2014, shortly before the announcement of the re-establishment of diplomatic ties with the United States. In that time he has covered such historic moments as President Obama’s ground-breaking visit to Cuba and the death of the founder of the Cuban Revolution, Fidel Castro.
Before taking up his role in Cuba, he was the BBC Correspondent in Venezuela under Hugo Chavez and Mexico / Central America during some of the most violent years of the drug war. Will was previously the Americas Editor at the BBC World Service Radio, based in London and Miami and has covered the region extensively for over twenty years.
In this podcast, Grant will discuss being a journalist in Venezuela, Mexico and Cuba, three of the countries that have forged the biggest headlines in Latin America over the past decade.
Each country is different. Yet for reporters, there are certain similarities that can help us to produce informed, objective and balanced journalism in these fascinating nations. Whether dealing with political pressure from hostile authorities or having an awareness of personal security issues, understanding how to operate in the region can only strengthen the rich tradition of storytelling from Latin America as a whole.
Will Grant graduated with First Class Honours from Edinburgh University and gained his Masters degree from the University of London’s Institute of Latin American Studies.Read more »