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.

Local Latino News: Los Angeles and Miami

Local Latino news: Los Angeles and Miami

Local Latino news productions share many characteristics with the national newsmaking discussed in Chapter 5. The adaptation of general market journalism conventions to the presumed needs and interests of the Latino audience, an allegiance to journalistic objectivity, the prominence of Latin American news, and a fierce commitment to and promotion of Latino ethnoracial communities are clear continuities between nationally and locally distributed Latino news. Other commonalities include the prevalence of corporate sponsorship of Latino journalism (in major U.S. cities) and the service orientation of local Latino-oriented journalists. This chapter details the common structural factors—both economic and cultural—that characterize local U.S. Latino journalism and local Latino news audiences.1

This chapter also highlights profound differences ...

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