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Immigration Activists Wary

Mainstream media can’t claim balanced coverage of immigration reform if they exclude undocumented immigrant voices

Mainstream media can’t claim balanced coverage of immigration reform if they exclude undocumented immigrant voices

LatinaLista — Over the last couple years as debate over immigration reform intensified, many people, even some of my Latino journalist and business colleagues, have criticized the tactics of some in the undocumented community in forcing Washington to address the issue. For example, some didn’t like how DREAMer students behaved. One colleague described them as

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Kennedy Center Honors decides to broaden selection process. Time for mainstream media to sing same tune

LatinaLista — Today, the Kennedy Center Honors made an announcement that was music to the ears of the Latino community. They announced — after undergoing a very public takedown several months ago — that perhaps their selection process doesn’t consider as broad a range of artists as it should. Yet, until representatives of the Latino

In attempt at praising Latinos, MSNBC’s Chris Matthews delivers condescending critique

LatinaLista — Watching MSNBC’s coverage last night of the Democratic National Convention, I was expecting to hear less critique and more cheerleading as opposed to how the convention team, headed by Rachel Maddow and featuring the Rev. Al Sharpton, Chris Matthews, Ed Schultz, and Steve Schmidt among others, responded to the GOP convention last week.

Pew report reveals mainstream media’s Latino coverage is overwhelmingly negative

LatinaLista — The big story being picked up from the new report jointly released yesterday by the Pew Research Center’s Project for Excellence in Journalism (PEJ) and the Pew Hispanic Center is how, given the 47-million strong U.S. Latino population, mainstream media coverage of Latinos remains poor. According to the report: From February 9 to

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