Quick takes

Jun 23, 2003  •  Post A Comment

“Inroads have been made with regard to Hispanics presenting news on-air, but there is still scarcity of news about their day-to-day contributions to politics and culture. Like the coverage accorded African Americans in Black History Month, the greatest diversity of stories about Hispanics seem relegated to Hispanic Heritage Month.”
Mark Walton, president and CEO, Onyx Media Group
“News departments in areas outside the Southwest, Florida and the West Coast are becoming more sensitive to the needs of Hispanics, but local television news in those areas does not reflect this in the frequency of reporting on issues from the perspectives of Hispanics.”
Steve Beverly, broadcasting professor, Union University, Jackson, Tenn.