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Oscar
Garza

Professor of Professional Practice
Director, MA in Specialized Journalism (The Arts)
A longtime editor, producer and writer, Oscar Garza has spent most of his career working in cultural journalism, with experience in TV, print, radio and digital media.
Academic Program Affiliation: 
Headshot of Oscar Garza
A longtime editor, producer and writer, Oscar Garza has spent most of his career working in cultural journalism, with experience in TV, print, radio and digital media.
Expertise: 
Arts and Culture, Digital Media, Entertainment, Los Angeles, Politics, Popular Culture, Race and Ethnicity, Sports
Research and Practice Areas: 
Culture and Media

Oscar
Garza

Professor of Professional Practice
Director, MA in Specialized Journalism (The Arts)
Academic Program Affiliation: 

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Oscar Garza is a veteran journalist who has worked in TV, print, radio and digital platforms and has spent most of his career in cultural journalism. He is a former senior producer and senior editor at KPCC (NPR) in Los Angeles, where he co-created the daily culture program, The Frame. He was the founding editor-in-chief of Tu Ciudad magazine (Emmis Communications), and is a former senior editor at the Los Angeles Times. His writing has been published in the Los Angeles Times, L.A. Weekly, Texas Monthly, and the Journal of Popular Music (Cambridge University Press). He was a co-writer on the theater production, By the Hand of the Father, which toured throughout the U.S. He is often called upon to conduct interviews before live audiences and his subjects have included actor/art collector Cheech Marin, film director Carl Franklin, musician Ceci Bastida, and cultural critic Charles Krauthammer.

"Drawn By BTS, 'Army' of Fans Inject Millions of Dollars Into LA Economy" (2021, LAist)  

Remembering Diane Rodriguez: Truth Teller, Actress, Director, Playwright” (2020, LAist)  

Dudamel: The Great Brown Hope” (2009, LA Weekly) 

Oscar Garza: Your Tax Dollars Spent On Hyping J.Lo?” (2009, zocalopublicsquare.org) 

Land of 1000 Dances: An R&B Fable” (2005, Journal of Popular Music) 

Los Lobos: They’re an American Band” (2004, Los Angeles Times Magazine)  

Woody Guthrie. Bob Dylan. Rickie Lee Jones?” (2003, Los Angeles Times) 

It’s Not Easy Escaping Ethnic Labels and Expectations” (2001, Nemain Reports)