As Ethnic Media Suffers, So Does U.S. Democracy

Freelance writer Sally Lehrman (3/5/09) tells us the bad times for newspapers are even worse for ethnic media–and by extension, U.S. democracy as a whole: AsianWeek, San Francisco’s English-language weekly for Asian-Americans, and San Francisco Bay View, which has served the black community there for three decades, both have dumped their print editions. Siglo21, a Spanish-language paper published in Lawrence, is returning to publishing weekly after three months as a daily due to declining advertising. Ming Pao Daily in New York will shut down entirely, while Hoy New York abandoned print at the end of last year. At the venerable […]