Comparing Cuban and South Florida Spanish-Language Media Coverage of Sea-Level Rise

  • Juliet PintoEmail author
  • Mercedes Vigón
Part of the Palgrave Studies in Media and Environmental Communication book series (PSMEC)


How do foreign-language media catering largely to immigrant communities compare to home-country media, when discussing an environmental issue of equally high salience to both audiences? This chapter compares coverage of sea-level rise by Spanish-language media in South Florida with that of Cuban state media and with blogger coverage of the issue, as a preliminary means of understanding how very different news systems communicate an issue that is of urgency to their audiences. South Florida and Cuba share important cultural heritage, but there are also stark differences between their media and between their economic and political realities. Media coverage of this shared threat in South Florida Spanish-language media and Cuban media provided examples of these contrasts.


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Donald P. Bellisario College of CommunicationsThe Pennsylvania State UniversityState CollegeUSA
  2. 2.Department of JournalismFlorida International UniversityNorth MiamiUSA

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