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Lourdes M. Cueva Chacón

San Diego, California, United States

Assistant Professor, School of Journalism & Media Studies, San Diego State University


Lourdes M. Cueva Chacón is an Assistant Professor in the School of Journalism & Media Studies at San Diego State University. She earned her PhD from The University of Texas at Austin and also holds a M.S. in Information Science from UNC Chapel Hill. Cueva Chacón has more than seven years of experience reporting the U.S.-Mexico border and Latinx communities. Her research areas include coverage of minoritized and marginalized communities in the U.S. and digital journalism in the Americas.

Scholarly beginnings

A research idea

Envisioning possible futures in the field of communication and media studies

Learn more about Prof. Cueva Chacón’s journey

Selected readings

• Cueva Chacón, L. M. & Saldaña, M. (2021). Stronger and safer together: Motivations for and challenges of (trans)national collaboration in investigative reporting in Latin America. Digital Journalism, 9(2), 196-214. 

• Retis, J., & Cueva Chacón, L. M. (2021). Mapping digital-native Latinx news media in the U.S.: Beyond geographical boundaries, language barriers, and hyper-fragmentation of audiences. #ISOJ 11(1).

• Cueva Chacón, L. M. (June 2021). Peru. In  N. Newman, R. Fletcher, A. Schulz, S. Andı, C. T. Robertson, & R. K. Nielsen (Eds.), Digital News Report 2021. Reuters Institute. 

• Cueva Chacón, L. M. (2020). Gentlemen’s Agreement: The ways news discourse helps to perpetuate and challenge segregation. (Doctoral dissertation, University of Texas at Austin, Austin, Texas).

• Sinta, V., Cueva Chacón, L. M. & Rojas, V. (December 2018). Chapter 4: From a Latino-oriented niche to the “multicultural mainstream:” A comparison of Univision and Fusion’s most popular online news contents. In S. Yu & M. Matsaganis (Eds.), Ethnic Media in the Digital Era (pp. 44-56). Routledge.

Watch Prof. Cueva Chacón present on “Motivations, challenges, and the role of digital technologies in (trans)national collaboration in Latin American journalism” at the Center for Latinx Digital Media

Listen to Prof. Cueva Chacón’s insights about her professional journey in El Café Latinx podcast