Ethnic Media In Mass.

As some mainstream Massachusetts newspapers falter, foreign language news is on the rise. From television to blogs, the demand for local ethnic media is up. We explore this growing business and find out what local English language media might be missing.

Boston is what the mainstream media likes to call "a majority minority city", a wonderfully Orwellian turn of phrase. But, if you're wondering what the so-called minority has to say about the one-time majority, look inside the local ethnic media in this directory compiled by the Center on Media and Society at the University of Massachusetts.

Do you regularly read a foreign-language newspaper? Tell us about it.


  • Ellen Hume, former Wall Street Journal correspondent, former executive director of the Shorenstein Center on Press, Politics and Public Policy at Harvard's Kennedy School of Government, and founding director of the Center for Media and Society at the University of Massachusetts.
  • Bill Forry, managing editor of the Boston Irish Reporter, the Boston Haitian Reporter and the Dorchester Reporter

This program aired on November 2, 2007. The audio for this program is not available.


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