Melita Garza, Ph.D, Member

Melita Garza

Melita M. Garza is an assistant professor at Texas Christian University’s Bob Schieffer College of Communication in Fort Worth, where she teaches journalism history, business journalism, diversity and the media, and media literacy. After an award-winning 20-plus year career in journalism, in which she worked for the Chicago Tribune, Bloomberg News, and the Los Angles Times, among other organizations, she earned a Ph.D. from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill in 2012. She is the author of They Came to Toil: Newspaper Representations of Mexicans and Immigrants in the Great Depression (University of Texas Press, 2018), which examines the way English- and Spanish-language newspapers framed immigration. The book is a significant expansion of her dissertation, which won the American Journalism Historians Association’s Margaret A. Blanchard Prize for the outstanding doctoral dissertation in media history in 2013.

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