Lincoln (Neb.) - Sept. 27, 2001 - Maria Martin, executive director of National Public Radio's "LatinoUSA" will speak at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln Oct. 11 as part of the university's Scholarship IN Society series.
Martin's lecture, "Making Radio...Making a Difference: Reflections of a Public Radio Journalist," will begin at 3:30 p.m. in the Nebraska Union, 1400 R St. It is free and open to the public.
Martin's work is informed by the standard that media provide an accurate reflection of society. She works to assure that all media comply to this standard, and in her own work strives to provide compassionate, compelling, and informative programming. Martin said that with "LatinoUSA," the first English-language radio show produced from a Latino perspective, "What we attempt to do is to make this country's Latino culture visible, in all its richness, humanity and complexity. By doing so we hope to open up the minds and hearts of those who listen at a time when inter-cultural understanding is sorely needed in this country."
Before joining NPR, Martin worked as a freelance reporter and independent producer. She is the winner of numerous awards, including the Robert F. Kennedy Journalism Award, two Gabriel Awards and the Guillermo Martinez Marquez Award from the National Association of Hispanic Journalists. She earned a master's degree from Ohio State University.
The Scholarship IN Society series is aimed at modeling the myriad of
career possibilities available upon receipt of graduate education. The
series includes both scholastic and nonacademic careers to better
represent the breadth of career opportunities.
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