1968 olympic dreams and tlatelolco nightmares: Imagining and imaging modernity on television

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Abstract

Juxtaposing televised news coverage of the 1968 student movements and Olympics in Mexico City, the author examines the mass media's role during this politically volatile year for the country and the world. Through an analysis of news scripts located in Televisa's news archive, the article demonstrates that news executives and government officials pursued a similar goal-to portray the country as modern, orderly, and peaceful. At the same time, through the use of alternative sources of media, students delivered their messages to the public, telling a much different story.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)1-30
Number of pages30
JournalMexican Studies - Estudios Mexicanos
Volume26
Issue number1
DOIs
StatePublished - Feb 2010

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Keywords

  • 1968,mass media
  • Authoritarianism
  • History
  • Journalism
  • Mexico
  • Modernity
  • Social movements
  • Student movements
  • Television
  • Television news

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  • History
  • Cultural Studies

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