Film maker to discuss documentary on Tijuana journalists

Join Studio SPJ on Friday, Jan. 4 at 11 a.m. Eastern/8 a.m. Pacific when the radio program’s guest will be documentary film maker Bernardo Ruiz.

Ruiz has a new film called “Reportero” which follows a veteran journalist and his colleagues at Zeta, an independent weekly newspaper in Tijuana, where practicing journalism can be a life-threatening profession.

The film is scheduled for a national broadcast on PBS stations on Monday, Jan. 7 on the POV series. “Reportero” also will stream on on the website from Jan. 8 to Feb. 6.

Ruiz, a dual U.S./Mexico citizen who lives in Brooklyn, previously directed and produced “American Experience : Roberto Clemente” (PBS, 2008) which won the ALMA award for Outstanding Made for Television Documentary.

He will be interviewed by Ricardo Sandoval Palos, chairman of SPJ’s international journalism committee.

Studio SPJ is an Internet radio program that features conversations with journalists on topics of interest to the profession. This program is sponsored by the San Diego chapter of SPJ.

To hear the program live or listen to a podcast later, go here.
To call in with questions during the live broadcast, call 347-857-2441.


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