On June 3-4, 2018, Luisa Peirano, who holds a PhD in Public Communications from the University of Navarre and is a full time academic at the UM, attended the ICJMC 2018: 20th International Conference on Journalism and Mass Communication. Her oral presentation was titled Uruguayan vs. British Press Coverage of a Political Kidnapping.
She compared the similarities and differences of the Uruguayan and British press coverage of Sir Geoffrey Jackson’s kidnapping in Uruguay in 1971, in the thirtieth anniversary of the death of the British ambassador. The study compares over one hundred major newspaper articles and suggests some reasons for the differences between Uruguayan and British media treatment in terms of the volume, content, and perspective as well in the effect on readers.
Dr. Peirano won the Best Presentation Award by the Program Committee, a distinction for the best presentation. The conference brought together academic scientists, researchers and research scholars who exchanged and shared their research results about different aspects in the field of Journalism and Mass Communication.