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Has Spanish-language Media Arrived? / by Maria Hinojosa | September 20, 2013

Has Spanish-language Media Arrived?

Univision anchor Jorge Ramos talks about the situation of American Spanish-language media today. He discusses how President Obama skipped over Univision for a primetime interview on all major newscasts, the stories covered by Univision that are missed by English-language television news, and the future of bilingual news on the new Fusion network.

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Jorge Ramos has been the anchorman for Noticiero Univision since 1986. In addition Ramos also hosts “Al Punto”, Univision’s weekly public affairs program offering in- depth analysis of the week’s top-stories and exclusive interviews with newsmakers.

Among his many recognitions, he received the Maria Moors Cabot award from the University of Columbia and has won 8 Emmy awards for excellence in journalism (including the first one ever presented by the National Academy of Television Arts and Sciences to honor leaders of Spanish Language Television). He was honored in 2002 with the “Ruben Salazar” award by the National Council of La Raza for his positive portrayal of Latinos.

His most recent book is “A Country for All; An Immigrant Manifesto”.


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Mina Olin says:

Dear Maria, you and your team are great Journalists, my family and I have the fortune to listen to you both ways: via NPR, and vie RADIO BILINGUE. Unfortunately can’t say the same thing about Jorge Ramos, he wastes his talents and air time pushing the “Miami agenda” and instead of really serving the Latino and Immigrant community he wastes precious air time mostly as a mouthpiece to the system just like the English corporative media does, and with “chismes’ against those LatinAmerican Mandatarios that try to do the right thing to protect their sobergnity and their natural resources that belong to their people.

Jesus Sanchez says:

Hi Maria, I heard your interview with Mr. Jorge Ramos, I have to say that I agree and feel that way too, like am immigrant! However, I feel proud of it, but I was born here, in Los Angeles.