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Paola Prado

Paola Prado, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor of Communication
B.A. Denison University, M.A. Georgetown University, Ph.D. University of Miami
Contact Information
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GHH 326

Dr. Prado teaches courses in journalism, media law, digital media production and mass communication theory. She has written book chapters about Latin American media on topics of media diversity and inequality as well as a chapter on the impact of the Internet on traditional gender roles in the Dominican Republic.

Dr. Prado also has extensive professional experience as a journalist, media publisher, consultant, manager and producer for outlets such as CBS TeleNoticias, The Weather Channel Latin America, Reuters Television, and RealNetworks. She is a co-founder of Com2, a citizen reporter digital journalism workshop funded by the Knight Center for International Media at the University of Miami to provide journalism training for marginalized populations in the Dominican Republic.

Fluent in four languages, energetic, articulate and engaging with colleagues and students alike, Dr. Prado embodies many of those qualities that are the foundation of our university’s values of global perspective, learning for its own sake, civil discourse, civic responsibility and student/faculty research.

Courses Taught:

Writing for Mass Media
Broadcast News
Mass Media Law and Ethics

Research Agenda

Information and communication technologies for development, multimedia journalism, digital media convergence, Latin American and Latino media.

Affiliations

Association for Education in Journalism and Mass Communication (AEJMC)
International Association for Media and Communication Research (IAMCR)
New England Council of Latin American Studies (NECLAS)
Eastern Communication Association (ECA)

Publications and Papers

Book Chapters:

Hughes, S. & Prado, P. 2011. (Pennsylvania State University Press) “Voice and inequality: Media diversity and the politics of inequality in Latin America,” chapter in edited volume in The Politics of Inequality and Redistribution in Latin America. Merike Blofield, editor.

Prado, P. 2010. “The girls of El Limón: The impact of the Internet on traditional gender roles in the Dominican Republic,” chapter in edited volume Girl Wide Web 2.0: Revisiting Girls, the Internet, and the Negotiation of Identity. Sharon Mazzarella, editor.

Journal Articles and Conference Proceedings:

Prado, P.; Camara, M. A.; Figueiredo, M.A. (2011). “Evaluating ICT Adoption in Rural Brazil: A Quantitative Analysis of Telecenters as Agents of Social Change.” Journal of Community Informatics: Special Double Issue: The Internet and Community Informatics in Brazil, 2010-2011, Vol. 7 (Nos. 1 & 2).

Prado, P. (2011). “Lighting up the dark: Telecenter adoption in a Caribbean agricultural community.” Journal of Community Informatics: Special Issue: Prato Community Informatics Conference: 2011, 6(3).

Figueiredo, M.; Câmara, M.; Prado, P.; Albuquerque-Lima, A. M. 2009. “Empowering rural citizen journalism via Web 2.0 technologies.” Proceedings of the fourth International Conference on Communities and Technologies, University Park, Pennsylvania, June 2009.

Conference Presentations and Papers:

Pinto, J.; Prado, P. & Collazo, M. “Reportando el riesgo ambiental en los conflictos internacionales.” Paper presented at the Asociación Latinoamericana de Investigadores de la Comunicación ALAIC 11th Annual Conference in Montevideo, Uruguay, May 2012.

Pinto, J.; Prado, P. & Suarez, E. “Constructing International Environmental Conflict: Media Accounts of the Chevron Case.” Paper presented at the International Association for Media and Communication Research Annual Research Conference in Istanbul, Turkey, July 2011.

Prado, P. & Janbek, D. M. 2009. (under review at the Journal of Community Informatics). “Telecenter Web Portals in Latin American and Arab Nations: A comparative analysis.”

Prado, P. & Janbek, D. M. 2009. “Lighting up the Dark: Telecenter Adoption in a Caribbean Agricultural Community.” Paper presented at the International Association for Media and Communication Research World Congress, Mexico City, Mexico, July 2009.

Figueiredo, M.; Câmara, M.; Prado, P.; Albuquerque-Lima, A. M. 2009. “Empowering rural citizen journalism via Web 2.0 technologies.” Paper presented at the Communities and Technologies 2009 Conference, University Park, Pennsylvania, June 2009.

Prado, P. “Foreign Ownership of Broadcast Television Stations in the Digital Era.” Paper presented at the National Communication Association Annual Conference, San Diego, California, November 2008.

Prado, P. & Janbek, D. M. “Telecenter Web Portals in Latin American and Arab Nations: A comparative analysis.” Paper presented at the International Association for Media and Communication Research World Congress, Stockholm, Sweden, July 2008.

Prado, P. “Internet Use and Social Isolation among Mexican-Americans.” Paper presented at the Association for Education in Journalism and Mass Communication Midwinter Conference, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, February 2008.

Prado, P. “Latina/o Digital Activism: A Comparative Content Analysis of Three Political Advocacy Web Sites.” Poster session presented at the National Communication Association Annual Conference Scholar-to-Scholar Session, Chicago, Illinois, November 2007.

Prado, P. & McDowell, W. “Acculturation and Media Preference: Exploring the Popularity of English-Language Television Programs among Latino Audiences in the U.S.” Paper presented at the 90th Annual Convention of the Association for Education in Journalism and Mass Communication, Washington, D.C., August 2007.

Janbek, D. M. & Prado, P. “Virtual Terror: A Real Threat?” Paper presented at the Association for Education in Journalism and Mass Communication Midwinter Conference, Reno, Nevada, February
2007.

Prado, P. “Three Burials and a Rebirth: Discovery of a New American Identity in the Modern Western.” Paper presented at the 32nd Annual Florida State University Conference on Literature and Film, Tallahassee, Florida, February 2007.