Professor of Radio, Television, Film
L Herbert School of Comm 123
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DegreesMA, 2003, New York Univ; BA, 1988, New York Univ
Mario A. Murillo is an Associate Professor and Chair of the RTVF department. He teaches courses in radio feature and documentary production, radio journalism, media aesthetics, and Latin American media, among other subjects, and is the faculty coordinator and executive producer of Hofstra's Morning Wake UP Call, the public affairs news and talk show heard on WRHU 88.7FM Radio Hofstra University (www.wrhu.org) every Monday-Friday from 7:00 to 9:00am.
In 2008-2009, Mario spent six months in Colombia, as a Fulbright Scholar, working in the Communication Department of the Universidad Pontif'cia La Javeriana in Bogot', alongside its radio station Javeriana Estereo. His research work was carried out in close collaboration with the Communication Committee of the Association of Indigenous Councils of Northern Cauca, ACIN, and focused on the strategic uses of communication of the indigenous movement. He is currently finishing a book about ACIN's role in the broader indigenous movement of Colombia, which is expected to be published in 2012.
Mario has worked in commercial, public, community and university radio for 25 years. He is a veteran host/producer on WBAI 99.5FM' (www.wbai.org) Pacifica Radio (www.pacifica.org) in New York, where he served as director of Public Affairs Programming from 1989-1998, and is currently the host of the Friday morning edition of Wake Up Call (6:00-9:00am). An award-winning feature producer, he also reports regularly for NPR's Latino USA, serves as guest host on WNYC New York Public Radio's The Brian Lehrer Show (www.wnyc.org), and writes a regular column for El Diario/La Prensa, New York's largest Spanish-language daily.
He is the author of Colombia and the United States: War, Unrest and Destabilization (Seven Stories, 2004), and Islands of Resistance: Puerto Rico, Vieques and U.S. Policy (Seven Stories, 2001). Mario has studied and written about community radio, both in the United States and Latin America for many years, his articles and essays published in academic journals and collected essays in the U.S. and abroad.
In July 1999 and August 2000, he served as visiting professor at the School of Communication at the Autonomous University of Asunci'n in Paraguay, where he taught radio journalism classes. He has also conducted radio production workshops at conferences and seminars, both in the United States and throughout Latin America. In the past, he has taught radio production and media studies courses at New York University, the New School for Social Research, and the City College of the City University of New York.
He has a B.A. degree in International Politics and Journalism from New York University, and an M.A. degree in Media Ecology, also from New York University.
He blogs at MAMARadio. (http://mamaradio.blogspot.com)
Teaching InterestsRadio news and feature production, documentary for radio, media aesthetics and literacy, Latin American media, citizen's media and community development.
Research InterestsIndigenous communities, Colombia and U.S. policy, community development and citizen's media.
Recent Courses Taught
|JRNL 026||RADIO FEATURE REPORTING & PROD||Undergraduate|
|LACS 150||(CC, IS) LTN AMR NON FICT FILM||Undergraduate|
|LACS 150C||(CC, IS) LATIN AMER DOC FILM||Undergraduate|
|LACS 150E||(CC, IS) MED TRADS IN LAT AMER||Undergraduate|
|MASS 181E||SPC TPC: TRAD OF LATIN AMERICA||Undergraduate|
|RTVF 001||SOUND & IMAGE AESTHETICS||Undergraduate|
|RTVF 041||RADIO FEATURE REPORTING & PROD||Undergraduate|
|RTVF 150||INDEP STUDY/READINGS||Undergraduate|
|RTVF 170||INTERNSHIP PROGRAM||Undergraduate|
|RTVF 201J||DOC PRSPCTVS: SOCL MVMNT DOCS||Graduate|
|RTVF 242||DOCUMENTARY FOR RADIO||Graduate|