Faculty Projects

The Latino Media Gap Report

The Media and Idea Lab, in collaboration with the National Hispanic Foundation for the Arts, the National Association of Latino Independent Producers, and the National Latino Arts, Education, and Media Institute, recently released The Latino Media Gap, a comprehensive report on the state of Latino inclusion in mainstream English-language media and the Internet. 

The illustrated report consists of a detailed executive summary and seven sections that focus on key issues, including rates of media participation, stereotyping, ownership and leadership, diversity policies, economic impact of diversity, Latino advocacy, and Latino Internet innovation.

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Small Steps to a Big Change Brief and Film

The Media and Idea Lab, in collaboration with Hispanics in Philanthropy, recently released a short video titled “Small City, Big Change.” The video, directed by Frances Negrón-Muntaner, shows how the Latino leadership of Chelsea, Massachusetts’s smallest city, proved to be decisive the historical passing of the state’s Transgender Equal Rights Bill in 2012. 

The video is based on the policy brief “Small Steps to Big Change: Why Support for Local Latino Groups is Critical to LGBTQ Organizing,” also by Negrón-Muntaner. The brief analyzes the advocacy effectiveness of LGBTQ campaigns with national repercussions since 2008. The brief found that LGBTQ campaigns were 35% more successful when they engaged Latino LGBTQ and Latino communities.

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