Newscasts all across the nation (including both Univision and Telemundo) led with news of the awful shooting at the Umpqua Community College in Roseburg, Oregon. The tone of the coverage on the Spanish-language networks should surprise no one.



Los principales noticiarios vespertinos de las dos mayores cadenas hispanoparlantes, Noticiero Univisión y Noticiero Telemundo, trasmitieron masivamente más noticias sobre Trump que las tres principales cadenas angloparlantes, un nivel extraordinario de cobertura.



Donald Trump’s entry into the U.S. presidential race changed all that. During the three months that elapsed between the day of Trump’s campaign announcement speech on June 16 and September 15, the day before the second Republican presidential candidates’ debate, Trump was the subject of 304 minutes of combined evening news coverage on Univision and Telemundo, compared with a total of 271 minutes on ABC, CBS and NBC.



Al juzgar por la cobertura de la visita del papa Francisco a los Estados Unidos, parecería que nuestros medios de prensa fueron bendecidos de manera milagrosa con el don de interpretar los pensamientos que están detrás de las palabras del Papa. La prensa de habla hispana no ha estado exenta de este fenómeno.



Judging from some of the coverage of the papal visit to the United States, it would appear that our media have been miraculously blessed with the gift of interpreting the thoughts behind Francis' words. The national Spanish-language media have also been prone to this phenomenon.



When analyzing news content on the nation’s Hispanic news media, it is helpful to remember that what is not covered is as important as what is covered, if not more so. This week’s papal visit to the United States provides us with another such instance.



In an interview that stood in marked contrast with his recent explosive encounter with presidential candidate Donald Trump, Univision anchor Jorge Ramos featured Maricopa Sheriff Joe Arpaio on his weekly public affairs show, Al Punto, and credited the immigration law enforcement champion for his openness and responsiveness to all his questions.



En una entrevista que contrastó con el explosivo encuentro entre Ramos y el precandidato presidencial Donald Trump, el conductor de Univisión entrevistó al alguacil Joe Arpaio para su programa semanal de actualidad política, Al Punto, y reconoció a Arpaio por su transparencia y prontitud para responder todas sus preguntas.



El ascenso de fuerzas de “extrema izquierda” dentro del Partido Demócrata, que encarna la candidatura del senador socialista, Bernardo Sanders, surgió como sorpresivo motivo de preocupación compartido por panelistas republicanos y demócratas durante el programa de actualidad política de Univisión, Al Punto.



The aftermath of Univision/Fusion anchor Jorge Ramos’ expulsion from (and prompt return to) Donald Trump’s Iowa press conference played out exactly as I predicted. Aided and abetted by his mainstream media comrades, Ramos has sought to cast himself as a brave resistor to injustice á la Rosa Parks, and his post-Trump defenses seek to portray him as a tough truth-teller willing to stand up to tyrants. His actions, however, betray the lofty intent of his words.



En un evidente intento de facilitar un mejor entendimiento de su teleaudiencia a la popularidad de Donald Trump entre el electorado estadounidense, el principal noticiero vespertino de Univisión consultó a dos académicos de tendencia izquierdista, radicados en Washington, que compararon a Trump con líderes populistas de Latinoamérica, quienes también recientemente han apelado al amplio descontento con las políticas de siempre, la corrupción y la clase política tradicional.



In an evident attempt to help their viewers get a handle on the popularity of Donald Trump among the U.S. electorate, Univision’s principal evening newscast recently consulted two left-leaning, Washington-based academics who compared Trump to outsider, populist leaders in Latin America who have also recently successfully appealed to widespread voter dissatisfaction with politics as usual, corruption and the traditional political class.