• Richard Schaefer is a former broadcast journalist and a writer of interactive videodisks.
  • His teaching and research interests include digital journalistic technologies, television production practices, information technology police and the visual aspects of communication as well as immigration issues.
  • Schaefer is co-founder of the Cross-Border Issues Group, which leads groups of UNM and Mexican students in intensive, month-long journalistic, research and cultural studies courses taught in immigration and indigenous culture hot spots in the United State, Mexico and Central America.
  • A graduate of Notre Dame and the University of Utah, he worked as a broadcast journalist and interactive videodisc writer before entering academia. 

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Additional areas of interest
Schaefer is one of the founding members, along with Arturo López Durán and Carolyn Gonzales, of the Cross-Border Issues Group, which conducts research on issues that affect Mexican and Americans.Faculty adviser for the Talk Radio News Service internships in Washington, D.C. and Faculty adviser for UNM student Webstreamed radio and television programs.

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