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Interpreting the city: Portrayals of place in a Toronto-area ethnic newspaper

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posted on 2021-05-21, 16:11 authored by April Lindgren
This study investigates the sense of place portrayed in Ming Pao, a Chinese-language daily newspaper published in the Greater Toronto Area (gta). Mapping and content analysis of local news stories and photographs show that while the newspaper provides more coverage of the Chinese community than the mainstream media, there is an overwhelming emphasis on homeland news and a relatively limited range and amount of local news coverage. These findings, combined with the newspaper’s preoccupation with crime and lack of representation of other ethnic groups in a metropolitan area of unparalleled diversity, result in a portrait of the gta that is incomplete and potentially misleading.