Dr. Heloiza Herscovitz
Dr. Heloiza Golbspan Herscovitz brings transnational professional and academic experience to the classroom. A veteran journalist with extensive experience in Brazil as a reporter and news editor in print media, radio and television, Herscovitz has also worked for Ogilvy & Mather International Advertising, Marketing and Public Relations Inc. as a press consultant for multinational clients operating in Latin America and holds a Ph.D. from the University of Florida. She is fluent in English, Spanish and Portuguese and has taught at American, Mexican and Brazilian universities in face-to-face, online and hybrid formats. She is an expert in global news media, comparative mass media systems and media sociology with a focus in Latin America.
Herscovitz has a broad experience in leadership and service to the academia at the Association for Education in Journalism and Mass Communication (AEJMC), where she acted as former head, vice-head and research chair of the International Communication Division. Currently, she is the chair of the Council of Divisions (CoD), in charge of organizing AEJMC’s annual conference, and a member of the organization’s board of directors.
Herscovitz has published several articles and book chapters, and presented numerous papers at national and international conferences. Her ongoing research projects include an analysis of media laws and media regulation in Latin America, and an investigation on identity, values and professional routines among border journalists who work for media outlets in San Diego and Tijuana.
Herscovitz is an avid reader of non-fiction and literature, loves world music and film, and travels extensively to different continents with her family.
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