Monthly Archives: January 2012

2012 Diversity Summit

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Hispanic Media in the U.S.: Faring Better than the Mainstream Media

Pew Research Center’s Project for Excellence in Journalism, August 2011 — Spanish-language media remain important to a changing, more acculturated, and more U.S.-born Hispanic population in the United States. And in the last year, Spanish-language media tended to fare better overall than their mainstream English-language counterparts.

According to the 2010 U.S. Census, the nation’s Latino population grew to more than 50 million, more than double its size in 1990, and up 46.3% since 2000.1  It is also the nation’s youngest ethnic group. The median age of Latinos is 27, while for non-Hispanic whites it is 42 and for non-Hispanic blacks it is 32. Among Latinos, a majority are bilingual. However, as births have become more important for Hispanic population growth than the arrival of new immigrants, the nation’s Latino population is also becoming more U.S.-born. All of these factors could pose a threat to Spanish-language media operations. So far though, the contrary has occurred.2

Hispanic newspapers overall lost circulation in 2010, but not nearly to the extent of the English-language press. The total number of Spanish-language newspapers remained stable.

Read the full report, Hispanic Media: Faring Better than the Mainstream Media, on the Pew Research Center for Excellence in Journalism’s Web site.

Institute of Medicine of the National Academies

The video of yesterday’s public briefing for the IOM’s report Improving Access to Oral Health Care for Vulnerable and Underserved Populations is now accessible online. The 50-minute video features Committee members Caswell A. Evans, Jr., D.D.S., M.P.H., Shelly Gehshan, M.P.P., and Frederick P. Rivara, M.D., M.P.H., the Committee chair.

The video can be found at this page, and is also accessible from http://www.iom.edu/oralhealthaccess in the “Related Videos” section on the right.