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ERIC Number: ED308564
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1989
Pages: 19
Abstractor: N/A
Reference Count: N/A
ISBN: N/A
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The Mass Media and Hispanic Politics during the 1988 Presidential Primaries.
Subervi-Velez, Federico; And Others
To determine to what extent Spanish-language daily newspapers in Miami (Florida) and Los Angeles (California) reported political news about the primaries from Hispanic angles, a study examined how these newspapers reported news about the issues and candidates during the 1988 presidential primaries. The specific time period examined was from January 1, 1988, a little more than one month prior to the first presidential caucus in Iowa, to August 20, the first Sunday after the last presidential convention, the Republican National Convention in New Orleans. A total of 610 stories were examined in a systematic content analysis of the news that appeared during the primary time frame. Findings showed that (1) more than a quarter of the presidential primary stories in each of the newspapers examined had a Hispanic angle; (2) regarding topics, there appeared to be a slight tendency toward stories dealing generally with the candidate or party platform and those dealing with general political news to address Hispanic concerns; and (3) the coverage followed the partisan policies of the newspapers. (Two tables of data are included, and 13 references are appended.) (MS)
Publication Type: Speeches/Meeting Papers; Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
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Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
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Identifiers - Location: California (Los Angeles); Florida (Miami)