Dr. Melita Garza, Chair

Melita Garza

Dr. Melita Garza is an Associate Professor of Journalism at the Texas Christian University.  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 TribuneBloomberg 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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