Research Shows a Weakness in Hispanic Success Both In The Newsroom and on the News
In the world of television news, NBC has been praised for its Hispanic diversification efforts, increasing from 4% in 1996 to 16% in 1998, and contribute their highest-rated newscast to their ability to diversify. The growth of Spanish-language newspapers serve as an indication that Hispanics are attracted to careers in journalism, but the numbers of actual Hispanic journalists working in English-speaking newsrooms indicates the opposite.
Hispanics In The Newsroom
Ethnicity in the Newsroom
--Only two Hispanics appeared as experts on mainstream-topics on the news--brain cell surgery and gender equity.
--The news was not all bad. Hispanics appeared as experts in stories related to Hispanics five times--a considerable improvement over 1994 which was none.
--Hispanics appeared on camera as interview subjects in more than half of the stories aired about them, an improvement over both 1995 and 1996.
--With 47 stories, CBS aired the most stories on Hispanics (in one year). ABC had 38, and NBC had 27.Home Demographics Advertising Entertainment About The Author Research