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ERIC Number: ED165186
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1978-Aug
Pages: 30
Abstractor: N/A
Reference Count: 0
Ethnic Newspapers in the United States.
Singer, Rosanne
Defining ethnic newspapers as those published in a foreign language or in English that address themselves to a national group, this paper presents an overview of such papers currently published in the United States. The paper is organized into three sections. The first deals with the functions served by ethnic papers, including aiding in assimilation, helping to preserve ethnicity, filling news gaps, serving as watchdogs of foreign governments, and contributing to the diversity of political and social thought in the United States. The second section covers the drawbacks of ethnic papers, specifically their high mortality rate, increasing financial difficulties, and the problem they face of incurring criticisms that they are anti-American if they attempt to be outspoken organs in their communities. The third section discusses the future of the ethnic press and concludes that the current emphasis on exploring cultural roots and learning second languages will affect its role. (FL)
Publication Type: Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Note: Paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the Association for Education in Journalism (61st, Seattle, Washington, August 13-16, 1978)