LSU to Host Panel Discussion on Hispanic Media and Voting Trends

11/18/2014 04:38 PM

BATON ROUGE – The LSU Manship School of Mass Communication will host a panel discussion on Thursday, Nov. 20, at 6 p.m. in the Holliday Forum of the Journalism Building.

The panel, which will feature authors, researchers and journalists, will discuss the 2014 midterm elections; Hispanic voting trends and the issues that matter to the Hispanic community; how Hispanic media differentiates from the mainstream media; and the impact of Hispanic media on voting and civic engagement.

Martin Johnson, the Kevin P. Reilly Sr. Chair in Political Communication at the Manship School, will serve as panel moderator. Johnson is a professor of mass communication and political science, and his research studies focus on media, politics, public opinion, political psychology and public policy. Johnson is a multi-published, award-winning author.

The panel will feature:

  • Gary Segura, a professor of American politics and Chair of Chicano/a-Latina/o Studies at Stanford University. Segura’s research focuses on political representation and politics of America’s growing Latino population, and his most recent book is titled “Latino America: How America’s Most Dynamic Population is Poised to Transform the Politics of the Nation.”

  • Teresa Frontado, the director of social media for News at Univision Communications Inc. Frontado previously worked as an editor for The Miami Herald and El Nuevo Herald, a Miami-based Spanish-language newspaper. She is a multi-lingual digital journalist who is passionate about using technology and social media to tell better stories.

  • Manny Garcia, the editor of the Naples Daily News. Garcia has 24 years of experience as a reporter and editor, previously serving as editor of El Nuevo Herald. He has also served on two Pulitzer-Prize winning teams.

Segura will also be available to media the morning of the event to discuss a variety of topics, including President Obama’s proposals on national immigration reform. For more information, contact Martin at, or Billy Gomila at 225-578-3867 or  

Billy  Gomila 
LSU Media Relations

Posted on Tuesday, November 18, 2014