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 Future of Latino Media: Suggestions for Further Research

The Future of Latino Media: Suggestions for Further Research

The future of Latino media: Suggestions for further research

The future of Latino media, like that of all media, turns on the media's ability to define and sell, and to attract and hold an audience. These complicated institutional processes are further muddied by the cultural, social, and political dynamics that shape media audiences. In the case of the Hispanic audience, Latino newsmaking and Hispanic media generally will be, as in the past, largely determined by political and cultural trends, primarily Latin American immigration to the United States and U.S. Latino adaptation and settlement patterns.

It is clear at this writing that despite stepped-up efforts by the U.S. federal government to curb immigration from south of the border, Latin ...

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