Pew Center Report: Hispanics in the News

Hispanics in the News: An Event-Driven Narrative
(12.7.2009) A study of more than 34,000 news stories that appeared in major media outlets finds that most of what the public learns about Hispanics comes not through focused coverage of the life and times of this population group but through event-driven news stories in which Hispanics are one of many elements.
From February 9 to August 9, 2009, only a fraction of stories contained substantial references to Hispanics–just 645 out of 34,452 studied. And only a tiny number, 57 stories, focused directly on the lives of Hispanics in the U.S., according to a media content analysis done jointly by the Project for Excellence in Journalism and the Pew Hispanic Center, both of which are projects of the Pew Research Center.
Read the full report from the Pew Hispanic Center.

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