Margarita Diaz

Margarita Diaz

Associate Professor of Journalism
Director of Latin American Studies

BA, University of Puerto Rico Sec.; MA, New School for Social Research; MA, Wesleyan University

Center for Comm.&Engineer LL  345


JRN 160   Introduction to Media Writing   -   Spring 2016
JRN 260   News Writing and Reporting   -   Spring 2016
JRN 300   Special Topics in Journalism   -   Spring 2016


Margarita Diaz is an assistant professor of Journalism. She was one of the founding editors of El Daily News, the first fully bilingual English-Spanish daily newspaper in the United States. In the 1990's she was an entertainment editor and writer at the New York Daily News, where she focused on coverage of film, television and popular music.

Educational Background

Diaz has a B.A. in Fine Arts from the University of Puerto Rico-Rio Piedras, an M.A. in Media Studies from The New School for Social Research, and an M.A. in Liberal Studies from Wesleyan University.