Unseen and Unheard:The Underrepresentation of Latino Voices and Stories in the Los Angeles Times Opinion and Editorials Section

This study analyzes Latino visibility on The Los Angeles Times Editorial Board and its widely read opinion section and finds that Latinos are severely underrepresented in both.

The UCLA Latino Policy and Politics Initiative features guest speakers: Brenda Castillo, president and CEO of the National Hispanic Media Coalition; Miguel Santana, president and CEO of the Weingart Foundation; and Congressman Joaquin Castro, U.S. House of Representatives, to discuss the results of a new report – “Unseen and Unheard: The Underrepresentation of Latino Voices and Stories in the Los Angeles Times” – that looks at the invisibility of Latino voices in the opinion section of the Los Angeles Times, an internationally renowned newspaper located in a county that is almost 50% Latino. Newspaper opinion sections help shape public opinion and drive policy action, making it essential for the voices that are included to be representative of the communities they serve. This conversation with national Latino leaders discusses the research findings, calls to action to address issues of media representation, and why inclusion in media is so important for the Latino community.

National Hispanic Media Coalition (NHMC) is a woman-led 501(c)(3) non-profit civil and human rights organization that was founded to eliminate hate, discrimination, and racism toward the Latino communities.
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