By: Angie Chuang | Poynter.org
Ethnic media have done a good job honing in on the community impact of specific policy issues, like immigration, but still struggle to take a bigger-picture look at U.S. politics and the economy, ethnic-media journalists and other experts said recently.
As the U.S. government stands on the edge of a new budget – or a shutdown – and the Middle East and North Africa teeters in the throes of protest and revolution, domestic and foreign policy are in the mainstream-media spotlight.
But ethnic media sometimes focus more on home-country politics and policy, said Minhaj Hasan, editor of The Muslim Link. When they do address U.S. policy, it’s often with a narrow lens.