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ERIC Number: ED309427
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1989-Aug
Pages: 21
Abstractor: N/A
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Spanish-Language Daily Newspaper Headlines and the 1988 Presidential Election.
Denney, Maria
To investigate the dissemination of electoral information by the Spanish-language press to the Spanish-speaking population, a study asked several questions: (1) What were the characteristics of the headlines of Spanish-language daily newspapers in Miami and Los Angeles during the 1988 presidential race? (2) Did the headlines of these papers include a Hispanic angle? (3) How frequently did the terms Democrat and Republican or words associated with those terms appear with the words Hispanic and Latino, and in what context? and (4) What was the number of news articles in comparison to the number of opinion columns? Headlines from section one news stories and from opinion columns of two newspapers, "El Nuevo Herald" of Miami and "La Opinion" of Los Angeles, were analyzed during five time periods of the 1988 presidential campaign. Data indicated that both newspapers provided extensive coverage of the campaign, with "El Nuevo Herald" (Miami) focusing more on the Republican campaign and "La Opinion" (Los Angeles) more on the Democratic one; "La Opinion" offered a more diverse editorial point of view compared to the conservative editorial orientation of "El Nuevo Herald"; and both newspapers provided a surprisingly sparse selection of Hispanic angles in the headlines. (Six tables of data and 28 references are attached.) (SR)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
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Language: English
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Authoring Institution: N/A