Press Release - Garcia to Give World Journalism Institute Session at Urbana 09

Oct 21, 2009

New York, October 21, 2009—Manny Garcia, executive editor of el Nuevo Herald, the Spanish language daily newspaper in Miami, has been selected to give the World Journalism Institute lecture on media and Christianity at Urbana 09 in St. Louis this December 27-31, 2009. His speech will be part of the “Arts and Media Impacting the World” seminar major, which will deal with the artistic gifts of Christians and how they can influence culture and society.

Garcia is a nationally known investigative journalist and editor, and was the Miami Herald's senior editor for news. He joined the paper in 1990 and has been a primary writer and reporter on two Pulitzer Prize-winning projects for the Herald, one which uncovered widespread voter fraud in a Miami mayoral race and the second for the coverage of the Elian Gonzalez raid. In 2004, Manny shared Investigative Reporters and Editors’ (IRE) top prize for a series titled “Justice Withheld.”

Urbana 09 is the 22nd missions conference for North American students hosted by InterVarsity Christian Fellowship/USA and Inter-Varsity Christian Fellowship of Canada. Urbana is held every three years and attendance is usually around 20,000. The first “Urbana” was held in Toronto in 1946. From 1948 to 2003, the conference was held at the University of Illinois at Champaign-Urbana. In 2006, Urbana moved to St. Louis, WJI sponsored two media sessions and partnered with Urbana to bring in a staff of 22 young journalists and 2 editors to produce the daily convention newspaper Urbana Today.

The World Journalism Institute is located in New York City at The King’s College and has the mission of recruiting, equipping, placing and encouraging Christians in the mainstream newsrooms of America first and then the world.


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