Raúl Tovares an associate professor in the Communication Program at Trinity Washington University, Washington, DC. He received his Ph.D. from the Department of Radio-Television-Film, the University of Texas, Austin. His M.A. in Intercultural Psychology is from the Universidad de las Américas in Puebla, Mexico.
Dr. Tovares is a Fulbright scholar and the author of Manufacturing the Gang: Mexican American youth on local television news, and co-author (with Alla Tovares) of How to Write About the Media Today. He has published academic articles in Latino Studies, Journal of Broadcast Education, Howard Journal of Communications and Journal of Communication Inquiry. He has also contributed articles to the Encyclopedia of Television and the Encyclopedia Latina.
Dr. Tovares has been awarded fellowships by Radio Television News Directors Foundation, the American Society of Newspaper Editors, and the Poynter Institute.
His major areas of interest are Latinos and mass communication, mass communication theory, television news production, international communication, and film theory.
Dr. Tovares is a member of the National Communication Association (NCA) and the Association for Educators in Journalism and Mass Communication (AEJMC).
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