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From Ethnic to Multi-cultural Italian Media in the U.S.: A Round Table of Experts

April 12, 2016, 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
Location Feliciano School of Business - Lecture Hall Room 101
SponsorDepartment of History, Global Education Center, College of Humanities and Social Sciences, and UNICO National, Spearheaded and sponsored by The Inserra Chair in Italian and Italian American Studies (Department of Spanish and Italian)CostFreePosted InCollege of Humanities and Social Sciences
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Tuesday April 12, 2016 - 6.30-8.30pm
Lecture Hall, Room 101 in the Feliciano School of Business

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Join media representatives and scholars Bénédicte Deschamps, Maurita Cardone, Lucia Grillo and Alberto Vourvoulias-Bush for a round table discussion that focuses on the historical and contemporary role of the Italian media in the U.S., in Italian language or otherwise, in reporting about Italian news, culture, economy, etc.

The presentations will provide an overview of the history of Italian newspapers between the late 1800s and the early 1900s, and a perspective on how the press has changed over the decades in response to issues of international affairs and technology. The round table will explore the ways in which the Italian communities abroad have helped shape an image of Italy, its society and politics, in the U.S. through the use of media, while reflecting the stories of Italians in America back "home."


  • Introductory remarks: Joseph Amditis (Center for Cooperative Media, MSU), Nancy Carnevale (Department of History, MSU) and Teresa Fiore (Inserra Chair, MSU)
  • Bénédicte Deschamps (Université Paris Diderot), "History of the Italian Newspapers in the Diaspora"
  • Maurita Cardone (La Voce di New York, Deputy Editor), "Analysis of New-generation Media Developed by Italian Communities Abroad"
  • Lucia Grillo (Italics, Producer and Correspondent), "Exploring and Representing Italian Americans through Television"
  • Respondent: Alberto Vourvoulias-Bush (Journalist)

Presented with the co-sponsorship of the Global Education Center, the Department of History and the College of Humanities and Social Sciences and in collaboration with the Center for Cooperative Media and the Amici Italian Club at Montclair State University.

This event is free and open to the public.