Out of the Picture: Hispanics in the Media

Research Report

The mass media wields power that shapes Americans’ attitudes toward each other and the world.

Unfortunately, the media’s approach to Hispanic Americans–who constitute at least 9% of the U.S. population–has been largely unscrutinized by the media itself, the federal government, or other independent groups. This report describes the treatment of Hispanics in the media, assesses the impact of that treatment, examines the challenges the current situation presents, and suggest recommendations for ensuring that the media provide accurate and sufficient representation and portrayals of Americans of Hispanic descent.


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