By Sara Inés Calderón, Mas Wired
A project from 4thEstate.net found that less than 1% – .9% – of front page print articles covering the 2012 presidential election were written by Latinos. Asian and African American reporters were represented in slightly higher numbers, but a whopping 93% of the stories were written by whites. And, we’d venture to say, the majority of those were written by men.
According to the project:
The most striking under-representation of minorities in our data is that of Hispanic journalists, considering the Hispanic population stands at approximately 16.3% of the U.S. population (according to the 2010 Census). At six point one percent (6.1%), The Miami Herald has the highest percentage of front page stories written by Hispanics.
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