Approximately 1.2% of stories in the three main newsweekly magazines were about Hispanics.
Newsweeklies Rarely Cover Hispanics
— reported by HispanicBusiness.com
A study commissioned by a Hispanic journalists’ association has found that the three main newsweekly magazines ran very few stories about Hispanics last year, despite the growing importance of the Latino population.
The five-month study, released Wednesday, found that only 18, or 1.2 percent, of the 1,547 stories that appeared last year in Time, Newsweek and U.S. News & World Report were predominantly about Latinos.
Joseph Torres, deputy director of the National Association of Hispanic Journalists, which commissioned the study, said the coverage of Hispanics tended to focus on immigration, despite the fact that most are born in the United States. Of the 18 stories that were mainly about Latinos, 12 focused on immigration, the study found.