Pub. date: 2009 | Online Pub. Date: December 16, 2009 | DOI: 10.4135/9781412972048 | Print ISBN: 9780761929574 | Online ISBN: 9781412972048| Publisher:SAGE Publications, Inc.About this encyclopedia
Latino News Media
Latino news—journalism that is purposefully and strategically created for U.S. residents of Latin American descent—offers a distinct worldview. Whether offered in Spanish, English, or bilin-gually, this journalism creates a world in which Latinos are virtually everywhere: as victims, witnesses, and perpetrators of crime; at all levels of government; in the professions; and in fields and factories. Like other national and regionally distributed U.S. journalism, its ownership is concentrated, and in most cases is not owned by Latinos. Many Spanish-language media carry Mexican-produced content, but most Latino-oriented news today is produced in the United States, with ongoing contributions from Latin America. Latino news weekly tabloids proliferate at the local level, especially throughout the southwestern United States, California, Florida, and urban centers like Chicago and New York. This type of journalism has expanded as the U.S. Latino population has grown. Latinos are the largest ethnic group in the United States, surpassing African ...