Ethnic media: Do you consume it?

Nathaniel Graham is a 22-year-old journalism major who lives in Santa Clarita, Calif. While still a resident there, Graham said he immerses himself in news anyway he can, specifically receiving his news through the many news apps that are available to him.

Although Graham said he is an avid reader of The Washington Post, he still consumes ethnic news stories he sees on Twitter. Graham said since he is part Mexican, it is important to him to read news about his ethnic background as a way to feel connected with his roots. He also said he believes it is vital for people to be aware of the news around the world and not just the United States.

“Even though we live in America, that doesn’t mean that’s the only news that’s going on,” Graham said.

Alin Boughousi, 28, who is also studying journalism, lives in Glendale, Calif., and much like Graham, she said she also receives her news through the Internet and social media apps, however, she does find herself watching and reading the local news from time-to-time.

Boughousi, coming from an Armenian background, said she does enjoy to read news that comes from the middle east just as a way to keep up to date on the issues that have an impact on the people over there.

“Sometimes I’ll listen to the news in the middle east whenever i hear [newscasters] speaking Armenian,” Boughousi said.

Boughousi also said she likes to read ethnic media because she believes they are more truthful in their reporting.


Map of California State University, Northridge where various types of ethnic media are consumed.
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