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Barry Communication Professor Dr. Mariely Valentin-Llopis Book Release

Updated: Oct 19, 2021

By Anna Galaktionov


On October 7, Barry’s communication professor Dr. Mariely Valentin-Llopis released and presented her book Reporting Immigration Conflict at the Coral Gables Museum.

Dr. Llopis signing her book. Photo Credit to Mr. Llopis.

In her book, Dr. Valentin-Llopis discusses the role of American and Mexican media in promoting negative views of Central American migrants.


She examines the media’s depiction of the U.S. southwestern border crossing conflicts, specifically unaccompanied minor migrants and family separation most prevailing in 2014 and 2019.


Dr. Valentin-Llopis argues that the media can present fair, unbiased depictions of migrants by bringing up the ethical reporting of Cuban children refugees escaping the Castro regime in the 1960s.


With this in mind, Dr. Valentin-Llopis presents her peace journalism rubric with the hopes for more accord and order in immigration reporting.


Barry alumna, Estefania Rodriguez, contributed to Dr. Valentin-Llopis' book while a student by performing research on the various topics she addresses.

Marianela Galeazzi Trejo, Dr. Valentin-Llopis (second from the left), Estefania Rodriguez (third from the left), Professor Tiffani Knowles and Sarah Ruiz. Photo Credit to Vicente Berdayes.