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Topic “ethnic media”

U.S. broadcasting sees uptick in minority employment; newspapers lag behind

Radio and television stations continued to hire more minorities during the last year while minority employment declined at newspapers, according to the new 2012 Radio Television Digital News Association survey. Read more »

33 percent of U.S. mobile users downloaded news apps in previous 30 days, survey shows

One-third of U.S. owners of smartphones or tablet computers said they had downloaded news apps in the previous 30 days, according to newly released results from a Nielson survey. Still, news apps came in fifth, behind games, maps/navigation, music, and social networking apps. Read more »

Community radio stations say new communications law in Guatemala tunes them out

Reporters Without Borders (RSF in French) criticized Guatemala's General Telecommunications Law, which allows for the nearly automatic renewal of radio and television frequencies for 25 years to those who already leased them. Read more »

Republican 2012 candidates boycott debate after Univision report embarrasses Florida Sen. Marco Rubio

Five of the Republican presidential hopefuls are boycotting a debate organized by Univision after the Spanish-language network aired a story about the arrest of Senator Marco Rubio's (R-Fla.) brother-in-law on drug trafficking charges in 1987, reported The Miami Herald. Read more »

Hindu TV station shut down in Guyana after drawing ire of president

Guyanese President Bharrat Jagdeo has suspended the Indian-Hindu television station, channel CNS-TV6, during the four-month campaign window for the presidential elections, reported the Committee to Protect Journalists. Read more »

Keynote Sandy Close criticizes “communication apartheid” between ethnic and mainstream media

“The immigrant is the prophet of the future, it is who we are becoming,” said Sandy Close in her keynote speech at the 9th Austin Forum on Journalism in the Americas on Saturday, Sept. 10. Close, executive editor and director for New America Media, detailed her early experience with ethnic media in San Francisco and spoke about its potential to transform coverage of immigrant communities in the United States and abroad at the forum, which was themed "Media Coverage of Migration in the Americas." Read more »

Good news for Spanish-language media, but Hispanic journalists' group struggles

Members of the National Association of Hispanic Journalists (NAHJ) gathered in Orlando, Fla., June 15-18 amid good news for Spanish-language media and troubling news for the organization itself. Read more »

President Obama writes op-ed for U.S. Spanish-language media

President Barack Obama wrote an exclusive column about health care for impreMedia's Spanish-language newspapers and websites, according to Editor & Publisher.

The column, titled “Health Reform Will Increase Access to Care for Latinos,” was published Wednesday, Sept. 8. Read more »


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