This post is an update on the progress of my and Hailey Lee’s final project. Our original proposal can be found here.
Our Working Title: Minority Representation in the Boston Television News Industry
One interesting fact that was pointed out to Hailey and I in class was that Boston is now a “minority” dominated city, so the terminology of our paper might get tricky. Once we collect more data, we will decide what terminology to use. Terms suggested in class were “people of color” or “marginalized groups” as an alternative to minorities.
The three groups we have decided to focus on are blacks, Asian Americans, and Hispanics.
Another distinction we will make in the paper is the separation of mainstream media, public media, and community media. We will focus on mainstream media.
On the question of how to measure democratic participation, we will look to census data and voter turn-out, although Sasha pointed out voter-turn out data may be inadequate in some areas.
Now for an outline of our paper: