ERIC Number: ED230653
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1980-Oct
Reference Count: N/A
Latinos and Public Broadcasting: Developing a Research Agenda.
Valenzuela, Nicholas A.
This paper deals with Latino audiences in the United States and explores how socially beneficial research agenda can deal with their communication needs and result in better and more programming on public broadcasting services. Latino audiences are defined as persons of Spanish language heritage, regardless of surname or country origin. A literature review on English language mass media concludes that: (1) there is a scarcity of Latino targeted programming; (2) Latinos are negatively stereotyped, especially during times of national crisis; and (3) continued exclusion of Latino programming originated with Latino rights advocates. Existing Spanish language media are described, with emphasis on the establishment and effectiveness of the Spanish International Network (SIN). It is claimed that: (1) television is the most used of the three major media; (2) radio and newspapers alternate as the second used media; (3) television and radio are used more for entertainment and recreation; and (4) the Spanish language television and/or radio audience is generally over 30 years old, has a relatively low income and educational level, and is most likely Spanish speaking. The paper concludes that current media practices do not satisfy Latinos and do not contribute to better relations between Latinos and the dominant society. (AOS)
Descriptors: Content Analysis, Ethnic Stereotypes, Hispanic Americans, Mass Media Effects, Media Research, News Media, Programing (Broadcast), Public Television, Socioeconomic Status, Spanish Speaking, Television Viewing
Not available separately; see UD 022 807.
Publication Type: Information Analyses; Opinion Papers; Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers: Spanish International Network
Note: Paper presented at the Symposium on Minority Audiences and Programming Research (Lenox, MA, October 1980). In: In Search of Diversity. Symposium on Minority Audiences and Programming Research: Approaches and Applications, 1981, p65-79.