Framing politics in transnational communities: Spanish-language immigrant media and election coverage in South Florida

Juliana Fernandes, Moses Shumow

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Abstract

Miami-Dade County, Florida, has 2.5 million residents, with more than half (52%) born outside of the United States. Catering to these immigrant populations is a rich landscape of community media outlets focusing on the multiple Hispanic immigrant communities in this region. Drawing on the confluence of these geographic and socio-cultural factors, as well as the growing political influence of Hispanic populations, this study presents the results of a content analysis of election articles (N = 398) produced by four Hispanic immigrant media outlets in Miami-Dade over the course of a year. The results show an emphasis on covering elections in the home country, and contribute to the growing body of research on the increasingly transnational lives of immigrant populations and provide new insights into how these media outlets shape the coverage of elections that impact these communities.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)961-978
Number of pages18
JournalJournalism
Volume17
Issue number8
DOIs
StatePublished - Nov 1 2016

Keywords

  • Elections
  • framing
  • immigrant media
  • newspapers
  • transnationalism

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Communication
  • Arts and Humanities (miscellaneous)

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