This book examines Latino news making as part of a larger narrative - the cultural productions and conceptions of Latinos. The author traces historical and commercial contexts of Latino orientated news production, beginning with late 19th century and early 20th century US Spanish language newspapers, examines the production of contemporary Latino news, and postulates future developments in the field.
The Production of Contemporary Latino News
The news constructs a symbolic world that has a kind of priority, a certification of legitimate importance. And that symbolic world putatively and practically, in its easy availability, in its cheap, quotidian, throw-away material form, becomes the property of all of us …It makes the news a resource when people are ready to take political action, whether these people are ordinary citizens or lobbyists, leaders of social movements or federal judges. This is the necessity and the promise of the public knowledge we call news and the political culture of which it is an essential part. (Schudson, 1995, p. 33)
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