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Antonio López is an expert of sustainable education, media literacy, cultural diversity, amd Native American and Latino issues. He was a content provider for a groundbreaking Spanish language media and health CDROM produced by the New Mexico Media Literacy Project, Medios y Remedios, and created a multicultural media literacy curriculum, Merchants of Culture. As a producer of dozens of youth media projects, López has collaborated with MacArthur Foundation, National Center for the Preservation of Democracy, Action Coalition for Media Education Summit, National Association of Latino Arts and Culture, and National Rural Health Organization. He teaches and trains instructors in outreach, media production and media literacy, specializing in rural communities. In addition, López's background in print journalism includes writing for LA Weekly, Frontera, Hispanic Magazine, Urban Latino, Southwest Art, El Andar, In These Times, New Mexico Magazine, Native Peoples, Tricycle and Punk Planet. He was a staff arts writer for Santa Fe's daily newspaper, The New Mexican and the Albuquerque Journal. He has essays in Puerto del Sol, Travelers Tales: Cuba, and In Search of Adventure, and a chapter in the MacArthur Foundation series, Digital Media Learning. He recently published a book on media education, Mediacology: A Multicultural Approach to Media Literacy in the 21st Century (Peter Lang Publishing).
As a consultant, López has advised PBS' In the Mix series, Intel and The Praxis Project on media and cultural diversity. He received professional training at the Center for Investigative Reporting in San Francisco, and earned his BA in Peace and Conflict Studies at UC Berkeley and MA in Media Studies at the New School for Social Research. He is currently pursuing a PhD in Education and Sustainability at Prescott College. After extensive travels through the United States, México, Guatemala, Peru, and Spain, the writer, media producer, educator, musician and multimedia artist currently lives and blogs in Rome, Italy.