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Lilliam Martinez-Bustos


Assistant Professor

Internship Coordinator, Department of Journalism and Media

School of Communication and Journalism

Florida International University
Biscayne Bay Campus
3000 N.E. 151 Street, Academic II, Room 320
North Miami, FL 33181

F: (305) 919-5935


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Lilliam Martinez-Bustos is an Assistant Professor and Faculty Internship & Career Coordinator in the Department of Journalism and Media. She teaches graduate and undergraduate courses in Broadcast Journalism, Visual Storytelling and Multimedia.

Her research interests include trends in multimedia and the Spanish-language news coverage of Latin America, immigration and other issues affecting the fast-growing Latino community in the United States.

She recently collaborated with SJC colleague Dr. Robert Gutsche, Jr. and FIU student Consuelo Naranjo in the article ’Now we can talk’: The role of culture in journalistic boundary work during the boycott of Puerto Rico’s La Comay for Journalism Practice.

She also co-authored an investigation with FIU colleague Dr. Mercedes Vigón and Dr. Celeste González de Bustamante from University of Arizona about the national Spanish-language TV coverage of the controversial immigration legislation in Arizona. The article was published as a chapter in the book Arizona Firestorm by Rowman & Littlefield (2012).

Before joining FIU in the fall of 2007, she spent more than two decades as a broadcast journalist in English-language and Spanish-language television. She worked as a producer in the Washington bureaus of the NBC-Telemundo and Univision networks. She’s also worked at local affiliates of PBS, CBS and ABC in Boston. In Miami, she was an executive producer with CBS-TeleNoticias network. She earned a B.A. from the University of Puerto Rico and a M.A. from the University of Southern California. At USC, she was one of 10 journalists selected nationwide for a year-long fellowship at the school’s Center for International Journalism.