FYS-163 The 2012 US Presidential Election in Latin American Media

Instructor: Associate Professor Alvaro Kaempfer
Department: Spanish

Course Description:
How is the 2012 US American Election presented in the Latin American Media? How different can it be to learn about the 2012 US American Election on radio, television and newspapers from Spanish speaking countries? How much are they telling us about the election in contrast to the perception of the US in that particular media? How do we understand US national events told in a foreign language through stories, images and summaries for a presumably globalized audience? Is there a global perspective in place or a local perception in the Spanish speaking media coverage of the US political election?