Thursday, August 01, 2013

TEXAS VIEW: Growing group wants the news

A new cable news channel is aimed at young English speaking Latinos.    - - Donna Poisl

BY: The Dallas Morning News

Later this year, ABC and Univision will launch Fusion, the first 24-hour cable news channel aimed at the rapidly growing audience of English-speaking Latinos.

The idea would have been considered business heresy just a decade ago, when prevailing wisdom was that Hispanics were forever wedded to Spanish-language newspapers, radio and television. But there is a funny thing about prevailing wisdom. Sometimes it’s just dead wrong.

According to a recent Pew Research Hispanic Center survey, news in English is replacing news in Spanish for more and more Hispanic adults in the United States. This shift should not be a surprise: The migration of Hispanic adults toward English-language news tracks the broader and uniquely American story of immigration and assimilation. And it’s an important positive development to note at a time when critics of immigration reform assail immigrants for supposedly clinging to Spanish. Click on the HEADLINE above to read the rest of this story! This is only a small part of it.

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