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Latinos in Minnesota

There is a fast-growing Latino population in the Twin Ciites and they are the primary consumers of ethnic media. Latinos are the only minority group that prefer ethnic media to mainstream media for their information about politics. Only about 5% of Latinos read USA Today/NY Times/Washington Post on a regular basis. Minnesota has various Spanish-language papers (La Prensa, Gente de MN, La Voz Latina, Latino Midwest News) and two radio stations on AM (Radio Rey and La Invasora). The Spanish-language media has a quickly maturing paper and television market and it would be interesting to explore this booming industry and do a piece that would take a look at how it is at work locally. Concerns about competition with other media outlets within and outside of the Spanish language, plans for growth, etc.
Possible Interviews:
Rhoda Fukushima, Professor of Journalism at U of M (651-228-5444)
Guadalupe Gonzalez, Founder of Radio Rey (612-729-3776)
Mario Duarte, Publisher of La Prensa (mario@lcnmedia.com)


Great idea. Solid background for your "reporting detail (diversity)" story for this week if you choose it.