Take Two for July 24, 2013

Study: Growing number of Latinos get their news in English

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President Barack Obama participates in a town hall hosted by Univision and Univision news anchors Jorge Ramos, left and Maria Elena Salinas, center, at the University of Miami, Thursday, Sept. 20, 2012, in Coral Gables, Fla.

A new study from the Pew Hispanic Center finds an ever increasing number of Latinos turn to English language news outlets. More than four out of five Hispanic adults now say they get at least some of their news in English.  

As might be expected, second and third-generation Latinos are much more likely to consume news in English. We talk to the co-author of the study, Mark Hugo Lopez.

Fusion: Univision en Inglés

As the audience of English-speaking Latinos grows, Univision and ABC are banking on its viewing power. The two media giants are teaming up to create a new 24-hour cable channel called Fusion.

It's the first English-language effort for Univision, and it's also its first chance to stake a claim on this exploding demographic. 

Six companies in some of the largest Hispanic markets have already signed on, including Cablevision, Charter, Cox, AT&T U-verse, Verizon FiOS and Google Fiber. 

Jorge Ramos, Leon Krauze, Derrick Ashong and Alicia Menendez will all anchor shows covering news and lifestyle content, current events, pop culture, politics, food, tech, music, film, entertainment, health and wellness, etc. 

Isaac Lee, president for news at Univision, joins the show from Miami with more. 


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