University of Texas at Arlington

Department of Communication

Faculty member meets Fox

Posted 9-16-2011 by Barrie Hill

It isn't often that we run into world leaders at local dining spots. This week, Journalism lecturer Kim Pewitt-Jones did just that.

While attending the Sept. 14 meeting of Society of Professional Journalists, Fort Worth chapter, Journalism lecturer Pewitt-Jones got the opportunity to meet Vicente Fox, former president of Mexico.

"We discovered that the former president of Mexico, Vicente Fox, was in the restaurant that evening. One one of our guests knew him and his publicist Juan Martin Hernandez," explained Pewitt-Jones, who serves as SPJ chapter president.

Pewitt-Jones and the event panelists posed with Fox and his publicist and have been posting their pics on Facebook.

“The SPJ meeting focused on how to provide better media coverage for ethnic issues—one of those groups being Hispanics,” Pewitt-Jones said. “But, what a surprise--I didn’t expect to meet a famous Hispanic leader such as Vicente Fox that night.”

Panelists for the event, "What are local media missing in coverage of ethnic issues," included NBC-5 reporter Susy Solis, Arlington Businesswoman and Community Leader Cindy Dao, and Eddie Griffin, author and activist for the African-American Community.

For more info on the Fort Worth chapter of Society of Professional Journalists, check out http://www.spjfw.org

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