Professor Benavides receives Texas Association of Broadcasters award, has story published

Yvette Benavides, OLLU Professor of English, is the recipient of an award from the Texas Association of Broadcasters in the category of Public Affairs for “Diagnosis: Diabetes,” an audio documentary she researched, reported, co-narrated and co-produced with David Martin Davies  This project was supported by the USC Annenberg Center for Health Journalism Impact Fund for Reporting on Healthy Equity and Health Systems and Texas Public Radio. Professor Benavides said that she and Davies produced audio documentaries in English and Spanish and a series of short features on a variety of topics related to type 2 diabetes and barriers to health equity in underserved communities as part of their work with the USC Annenberg Center for Health Journalism.

Professor Benavides received additional recognition when her creative nonfiction story, “Souvenir” was published in the most recent issue of “Ruminate magazine.