Professor Frances Negrón-Muntaner publishes new report on Latinos and media.

March 1, 2016

Latinos are among the most connected and media-savvy Americans: They use smartphones, buy movie tickets, and listen to radio at higher rates than any other ethnic or racial group. Comprising 17.4% of the population and commanding 1.5 trillion dollars in buying power, Latinos also make up nearly a quarter of the coveted 18–34-year-old advertising demographic. Yet the media and telecommunications companies that collect billions of Latino dollars do not seem to notice. We call this state of affairs the Latino disconnect: despite Latinos’ notable population growth and increased share of American purchasing power, large companies continue to limit access, representation, and opportunity for Latino consumers, content creators, and businesses. more



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