The Latino Community: Printed vs. Actual

A Comparative Analysis of the Latino Community and the Local Press

     On this site is a study which analyzes the portrayal of the Latino community and the coverage of its related issues in the local newspapers, and compares it to the opinions expressed by members of the Latino community during personal interviews. Additional sources used include studies and surveys by the Pew Hispanic Center, and Project ¡Adelante! by Tim Dunn and Amy K. Liebman.


     The study identifies two major discrepancies between the newspaper articles considered and the opinions expressed by the interviewees. The first discrepancy is between the issues the newspapers focus on and the issues that the Latino community considers important. The second is between what image of the Latino population is conveyed by the newspapers and the image the Latino community would like to be conveyed.