President or Dictator? A Comparison of Cuban-American Media Coverage of Cuban News
15 Pages Posted: 15 Jul 2012 Last revised: 21 Sep 2012
Date Written: 2012
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.
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