The Latino News Landscape

A look at ways traditional media is reaching out to the Hispanic community

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Diane Alverio and Hugo Balta
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The Latino News Landscape

Latinos make up one-sixth of the nation's population, but accounted for more than half of the country's population growth from 2000 to 2010, according to the latest census.

That includes a growth of nearly 50 percent in Connecticut - where Hispanics make up 13 percent of the population.

With this growth comes a new push from the media to cater to the population - and not always just in spanish. Major news networks are creating english language programming for latinos.

Cesar Conde, president of Univision spoke to NPR’s David Folkenflik in August, "Increasingly, we're seeing the influence of Latinos across all fronts in America, from cultural to social, political and of course economic fronts. And that has a number of repercussions. One of the areas that has been underserved is providing a culturally relevant offering for Hispanics in English to complement everything that we're doing on the Spanish-language front."

And it’s happening in Connecticut too with the recent launch of ctlatinonews.com. Coming up, we’ll talk about ways traditional media’s reaching out to the Hispanic community - and how Spanish-language news is growing at the same time.