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Over the past three decades, United States foreign policy, new immigrant communities, and increasing global economic interdependence have contributed to an increasingly complex political economy in America's major cities. For instance, recent immigration from Asia and Latin America has generated cultural anxiety and racial backlash among a number of ethnic communities in America.

Newspaper Coverage of Interethnic Conflict: Competing Visions of America examines mainstream and ethnic minority news coverage of interethnic conflicts in Miami, Washington, D.C., and Los Angeles. Authors Hemant Shah and Michael C. Thornton investigate the role of news in racial formation, the place of ethnic minority media in the public sphere, and how these competing visions of America are part of ongoing social and political struggles to construct, define, and challenge the meanings ...

Los Angeles Times Coverage of Los Angeles
Los Angeles times coverage of Los Angeles

The Los Angeles Times is one of the oldest and most powerful institutional forces in Los Angeles. Harrison Gray Otis joined the year-old Los Angeles Times in 1882 and four years later was in full control of the paper. Although Otis often published editorials against unethical businessmen and supported the Russian revolution, he was, in fact, reactionary in his outlook. He used the paper to promote his pet projects, such as bringing water to the region, annexing lands spreading west from Los Angeles proper to the Pacific Ocean, and breaking the printers' union in Los Angeles (Hart, 1981, p. 33). Editors slanted news stories in ways that would favor Otis's positions and ...

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