Yadira Nieves-Pizarro

Student Info

Graduation Year:
Bayamón, Puerto Rico

Yadira Nieves–Pizarro was born in San Juan, Puerto Rico. She completed a Bachelor (2002) and a Master’s Degree (2008) from the School of Communication at the University of Puerto Rico. Yadira worked as a News Producer in WAPA-TV and later as an Instructor in the Communications Department in the Inter American University. She is a PhD candidate in Information and Media in the School of Journalism. Her doctoral dissertation examines the shift from news to opinion programming in Puerto Rican local talk radio and its influence on political participation. Other research areas that she pursues are the credibility audiences assign to news and/or blogs, as well as the representation of Latinos/as, Afro-Latinos/as and Puerto Rico in mainstream and Latino media.