While we will be covering this in more detail in the next week, we wanted to let you all know that On the Media’s Brook Gladstone and Sarah Abdurrahman, and WNYC’s Marianne McCune are in Mexico for a special trip to report on the Mexican press. This is timely moment to cover as the press, social media users and others turn their attention to the upcoming presidential election in Mexico. OTM plans to explore the media's coverage of the election, the power of the #YoSoy132 movement pushing for democracy and media reform, the structure of the Mexican media, and the threats Mexican journalists face for engaging in their work.
In the weeks leading up to the program, you can follow the OTM team by listening to Brooke’s interview with WNYC’s Brian Lehrer, reading blog updates on the OTM website, or following @onthemedia or the hash tag #otminmexico. Already, the team has reported on their experience in a large political protest in Mexico City. Stay tuned for more updates on the project! This special program will air the weekend of June 23-24 in most locations.* For those of you in New York, it airs on WNYC on Saturdays at 7 AM and Sundays at 10 AM. If you miss it in real time, you can also always download the podcast or stream it online at www.onthemedia.org.
Overbrook is proud to support this trip because of our belief in the importance of the work of Mexican journalists to bring human rights issues to light and the quality analysis of domestic and international media by the On the Media team. We suggest you all tune in this weekend to learn a little bit more about the state of the media for our neighbors to the south!
*An earlier version of this blog post suggested that the program on Mexico would be the June 15, 2012 episode rather than airing the following week.