Portraying immigrants to the public: Mexican workers in the USA and African workers in Spain

Emilia Martinez-Brawley, Estrella Gualda

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Abstract

This study looks into how US and Spanish regional newspapers convey messages about immigrants to the public and whether the messages present immigrants under favorable or unfavorable lights. The study identifies persistent directional biases and a prevalent negative orientation in covering immigrants in the news. The role of social work in facilitating image changes is discussed.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)299-312+427+429+431+433
JournalInternational Social Work
Volume52
Issue number3
DOIs
StatePublished - May 2009

Keywords

  • Immigration
  • Media and immigration
  • Social work and immigration
  • Spain
  • USA

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Social Sciences (miscellaneous)
  • Sociology and Political Science

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