The rise of Asian Americans is a demographic trend that most of us are pretty familiar with — we see it almost everywhere, including on our very own campus in the especially diverse makeup of this year’s freshmen class. This demographic trend isn’t going away, yet the media seems slow to adjust to this change.
In a study conducted by the Pew Research Center in June, data showed the immigration rate of Asian Americans is surpassing that of any other race, and fast. In fact, the study states, “Asians recently passed Hispanics as the largest group of new immigrants to the United States.”
Yet at the same time, Asian American presence in the media is decreasing. An article published in the 2011 American Society of News Editors Census in April showed a downward trend in the representation of journalists of color. A chart of U.S. publications polled by the ASNE, both…
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