Assignment 1-Part 2

News is essential in this world especially in a city like New York, which is famous for its diversity. Therefore, news can be read, seen and heard in almost every language, and everywhere you go. This has become possible due to the advance technology, such as the internet, television and the radio. However, newspapers has been around for a very long time now, and it is still in fact a major source people use to get their current news; national, international and local. For people that left their country of origin is very important to stay connected to what is happening back home. This is why newspapers from different cultures focus more on delivering news that are occurring specifically to their group. However, all newspapers including those of other ethnic groups, seem to follow the same editorial content; from their national, international and local news section. As well as their special sections, including Entertainment, sports, features, food, etc. Looking at the New York Times, El Diario La Prensa and The Jewish Post; we can determine so much. Such as what news are more important to them and in the way it affects them. I choose these newspapers in particular because every ethnic newspaper deliver news in different in different point of views, especially ethnic groups with major cultural differences.
The New York Times is one of the largest metropolitan newspaper in the United States. You can find all sorts of information and news (national, international and local). The Newspaper has a variety of sections, such as politics, Business, technology, science, health, sports, entertainment, arts, style, food, home, travel, and etc. And because of its variety of sections the information that they deliver to the public is very accurate; which is one of the biggest reasons why it has been and still is a very useful source of news information all these years.
El Diario La Prensa which is also referred to as “El Campeon De Los Hispanos” is one of the oldest and well known Spanish daily newspaper in New York City. The paper covers local, national, and international news with an emphasis on Latin America. It also covers politics, business, health, sports and entertainment. Looking through the paper you can also find a great deal of advertisements in different areas of interest and other helpful sections as well; such as jobs and help wanted classifieds. When it comes to delivering news they are very fair and detailed when providing the information.
The Jewish Post was established in 1933 in Indianapolis and expanded throughout the U.S. It is an independent American newspaper which delivers news of Jewish interest in the U.S, Israel and worldwide. However, because their print edition is limited in New York they established their own website to communicate with others, throughout Europe and North America. This Newspaper is mostly targeting the religious communities. According to them they are “proud to call for unity between the religions” and as a supporter of better relations between Jews and African Americans. While comparing this newspaper to the other two, I noticed that the Jewish Post does not cover many international stories as they do for national and local. Looking through this Newspaper, other than religious stories, this newspapers covers a lot of political and business news. However, I noticed that The Jewish Post does not cover much information on entertainment, sports or arts.
After viewing and analyzing these three newspapers I came to the conclusion that newspapers of different ethnic groups are always going to have a different approach to delivering news. In addition, every ethnic newspaper has its own way of telling stories depending on their audience. For example, most Hispanic/Latin newspapers are more focused on news that effect or revolves around their Spanish speaking audience. Others, like the Jewish Post is more about news of religion and what occurs within that religion. This is why newspapers should learn to be more open to other kinds of news, not just what occurs within their “kind.” The New York Times is good example of what a newspaper should consist of; it has variety, it has religion sections, it has entertainment, and overall has stories concerning different parts of the world.

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