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

Research output: Contribution to journalArticlepeer-review

3 Scopus citations

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 1 2010

Keywords

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

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Cultural Studies
  • History

Fingerprint Dive into the research topics of '1968 olympic dreams and tlatelolco nightmares: Imagining and imaging modernity on television'. Together they form a unique fingerprint.

Cite this