While I can't say I'm at the level of the top international scholars who are regulars on CNN, I can't say I've never been in the media either. Here's a small sample of print articles, radio shows (for these two, click on the images for the links), and TV shows and videos in which I have appeared. I also feature a description of how my social media trail operates on Facebook, Twitter, and YouTube.
I have carefully split my social media trail across different sites for multiple purposes:
I work on two distinct spaces on Facebook: On the one hand, I have my personal profile page. I may post there anything from links to current articles, opinions on different issues (usually labeled "The Dr's Editorial of the Day), and humorous stuff, such as self-made memes. On the other hand, I manage the Facebook page for the Literacies in Second Languages Project.
In the case of Twitter, I host three different handles:
@elpatronhimself is strictly personal. I've chosen to use that one for my own enjoyment. I will mostly use it to talk about non-academic stuff. although I may venture there to make academic statements of a more personal nature.
@lslp_colombia is the official handle of the Literacies in Second Languages Project. Anything and everything related to literacy research and second language education will go through here.
My YouTube trail features two channels:
The eponymous channel for EPH Productions, where I feature tribute videos I make, playlists for my students' assignments, and other academic and personal resources.
The LSLP Channel, where LSLP will feature videos about our research and the livestreaming of the ML2 Open Lecture Series.
Fulbright Community News, the newsletter for Colombian Fulbright students and alumni, featured a report on the Advisory Committee, where I also got to talk about the importance of giving back to Fulbright.
Here's an interview from April, 2014 in one of our local newspapers about our recent work with WebQuests at our university.
In December, 2013, the National Ministry of Education interviewed me about the MA in Learning and Teaching Processes in Second Languages.
Our work with WebQuests at UPB has appeared in different news outlets. Here is an article from Universitas Cientifica, one of the journals at our university.
Vivir en El Poblado, a local newsletter, interviewed me in 2012 about my experiences as a Fulbrighter when I was at Illinois for a report on international education.
Here's a bulletin from the First International Symposium and Second Regional Colloquium of Educational and Pedagogical Research at Universidad de Córdoba. That was my first-ever keynote presentation, back in 2010!
During the 3rd International and 4th National Conference of Spanish as a Foreign Language, I was interviewed for the radio program at Instituto Caro y Cuervo regarding my views on Spanish in Colombia.
In 2013, I was one of the guests in the radio show Taking Wing from the station at Universidad Distrital. I was interviewed to talk about language learning, English, and other interesting stuff related to Love and Friendship day. The interview starts at the 45-minute mark.
Television and video
In 2011, I was a guest in local TV program Educación para todos, to talk about internationalization of education, from my perspective as a Fulbright alum.
Here is a presentation from 2012 on the dimensions of <bilingualism> and its implications for language teaching.
Here's another talk on language learning in Colombia, at Universidad Distrital in Bogotá
The Journal of Adolescent & Adult Literacy invited me to be the Policy and Advocacy Department Editor between 2014 and 2016 . Here's my introduction to the JAAL readership.
Since 2016 I have joined a group of literacy scholars in the U.S. as part of an endeavor we are now calling the "Obnoxious Academics Consortium". We have our own un-webinar series first called the #30A Chat (Three Obnoxious Academics at the time), for which we have put together two sessions already and plan to do even more in 2017! You can follow these academic shenanigans on our blog
Coming in 2017, I will be one of the featured speakers in the "Café Metropolitano" web series from the Insitute of Urban and Regional Studies at UPB-Medellín.