Thomas Jay Harris Institute for
Hispanic and International Communication (HIHIC)
The Thomas Jay Harris Institute for Hispanic and International Communication (HIHIC) in the College of Media & Communication at Texas Tech University promotes better understanding of Hispanic-related and international media communication through research, teaching and community outreach. Our goal is to create knowledge and encourage greater intercultural awareness through informed interaction among students, teachers, researchers, media industry representatives and community organizations. The Institute supports on-campus initiatives as well as external activities and collaborations related to its mission.
Thomas Jay Harris Press Conference
- On May 19, 2014 HIHIC director Kent Wilkinson presented a talk about representation of social groups in U.S. media to students and faculty at the Universidade Dinamica das Cataratas in Iguazu, Brazil. Find out more.
- KTXT-FM Radio Program About "El Grito," Mexico's Independence Celebration on September 16
This 30-minute program includes interviews of Texas Tech faculty and students that were conducted by students enrolled Prof. Kent Wilkinson's International Electronic Media class in Fall 2012. The show was produced by College of Media & Communication graduate students Daniela Contreras-Diaz and Nate Rodriguez.
listen to the program here
- Thomas Jay Harris Press Conference
On September 4, 2013 Texas Tech University hosted a press conference to announce the renaming of both the Institute for Hispanic and International Communication and the Regent's Professorship in Hispanic and International Communication in recognition of a generous gift from the estate of Thomas Jay Harris, a Texas Tech graduate and former editor of the Lubbock Avalanche-Journal. Mr. Harris was a strong advocate of international education and cross-cultural learning. The HIHIC's affiliated faculty and staff appreciate the gift and will continue to work hard, and thoughtfully, to meet Texas Tech's strategic goal of preparing ethical learners for a diverse, globalizing world.
- CoMC Honors Late Newspaper Editor, Daily Toreador
- Texas Tech Receives Gift to Support Hispanic Communications Institute, Texas Tech Today
- Tech Names Hispanic Communication Institute after Former A-J Editor, Lubbock Avalanche-Journal
- Texas Tech Names Hispanic Comm Institute After Former Editor, HispanicBusiness.com
- Reaching Audiences Conference
“Reaching Audiences: Exploring Opportunities in Hispanic Media and Market Research” a conference co-sponsored with Dr. Erik Bucy, Marshall and Sharlene Formby Professor in Strategic Communication March 3-4 in the College of Media & Communication.