AEJMC Trailblazers of Diversity Interview with Maggie Rivas-Rodriguez
With a bachelor’s degree in journalism from the University of Texas at Austin and a masters from Columbia University's Graduate School of Journalism Maggie Rivas-Rodriguez has more than 17 years of daily news experience. She has mostly been a reporter for the Boston Globe, WFAA-TV in Dallas and the Dallas Morning News. As a professor at the University of Texas at Austin, Rivas-Rodriguez founded the Voces Oral History Project in 1999, which has videotaped interviews with over 960 Latinos/Latinas throughout the country. Rivas-Rodriguez has focused her research on the intersection of oral history and journalism, U.S. Latinos and the news media, both as producers of news and as consumers. She was on the committee that organized and founded the National Association of Hispanic Journalists in 1982. Rivas-Rodriguez has received her Ph.D. as a Freedom Forum doctoral fellow from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.
Barbara Hines (interviewer)
Maggie Rivas-Rodriguez (interviewee)
Association for Education in Journalism and Mass Communications Trailblazers of Diversity collection
United States - Texas - Travis - Austin
News Media History