Ethnic Press

This entry discusses historical developments of the ethnic press in the United States along with its uses and functions and its relevance beyond the United States. It concludes with a discussion on the emergence of digital ethnic media.

Any conversation about the ethnic press entails a complicated web of stories directly tied to the migrations of people, the development of diasporas, and the political and social constructions of race and ethnicity. This entry, thus, is informed by histories of racial and ethnic formations—the social and historical constructions of race and ethnicity—diasporic studies, and geopolitical contexts. Furthermore, while the entry focuses on the ethnic press in the United States, it is crucial to highlight that these media organizations have existed around the world during different historical periods. ...

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