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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 ...

African American Newspaper Coverage of Los Angeles
African American newspaper coverage of Los Angeles

Although there are several treatments of the breadth and scope of the Black press, this chapter presents a focused analysis of articles from a range of Black newspapers covering the Los Angeles interethnic conflicts. In this chapter, we go beyond Los Angeles and include several Black newspapers published in other cities. In part, we made this decision to supplement the relatively scant coverage given to the disturbances by the leading local Black newspaper. Before presenting the detailed analysis, however, we provide an overview of the newspapers examined in this chapter, starting with the leading local Black newspaper in Los Angeles.

Los Angeles Sentinel. This weekly paper appears in four sections and has a ...

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