President or Dictator? A Comparison of Cuban-American Media Coverage of Cuban News

15 Pages Posted: 15 Jul 2012 Last revised: 21 Sep 2012

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Geoffrey Peterson

University of Wisconsin - Eau Claire

Etzel Lopez Ortega

affiliation not provided to SSRN

Giney Rojas

affiliation not provided to SSRN

Kara Callahan

affiliation not provided to SSRN

Date Written: 2012

Abstract

This paper examines the content of the Spanish‐language press in two cities and compares how various newspapers portray various elements of Cuban political culture. Our findings indicate there are significant differences in the tenor of the coverage between the English and Spanish news outlets. We also find significant differences between the two Spanish-­language news outlets, with the Miami-­based newspaper being significantly more negative in their portrayal of Fidel Castro and the Cuban political system compared to the coverage targeting the Cuban-­American population in New York City. Overall, we find significant evidence to show that the coverage of Cuban politics varies dramatically across sources.

Suggested Citation

Peterson, Geoffrey and Lopez Ortega, Etzel and Rojas, Giney and Callahan, Kara, President or Dictator? A Comparison of Cuban-American Media Coverage of Cuban News (2012). APSA 2012 Annual Meeting Paper. Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=2107964

Geoffrey Peterson (Contact Author)

University of Wisconsin - Eau Claire ( email )

Accounting and Finance
Eau Claire, WI 54702
United States

Etzel Lopez Ortega

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Giney Rojas

affiliation not provided to SSRN ( email )

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Kara Callahan

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