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WTHR launching Spanish news webcast

IBJ Staff
June 25, 2012
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WTHR-TV Channel 13 on Monday night plans to launch a local Spanish-language news webcast.

The webcast will be recorded in the Channel 13 studios and provide news updates, weather and sports in Spanish each weeknight, available at www.WTHR.com. It will be co-anchored by Marco Dominguez and Rossina Lazaneo.

Dominguez is a Venezuelan native who came to the United States in 1993. He served as an associate professor of television production at Butler University for 10 years and as station manager for Univision in Indianapolis.

Lazaneo is a native of Uruguay who came to the United States in 2003. She earned a master’s degree in journalism from Ball State University and served as a producer at Univision in Indianapolis.
 

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  • Economics Primer
    The more salient point is that businesses have a (profit) motive to cater to their audience, no matter what the socio-political implications may be. They have zero responsibility to uphold ethnic norms, unless they raise ethical concerns. And there is nothing unethical about broadcasting in different languages. Your argument that we speak English in the U.S. is incomplete: We also speak Spanish, Japanese, German, and several other languages. It's been shown that these broadcasts help our non-English speaking citizens learn the language faster than they otherwise could.
  • Or you could view this like an adult
    While your narrow-minded opinion was fun to read, it is, in fact, sad. How about looking at this as an opportunity to learn Spanish? Why don't you educate yourself, instead of worrying about how people aren't like you. There are countries all over the world in which people speak several languages. But if you feel the need to only speak English, then I feel sorry for you. viva la ignorancia
  • Amen!!!!
    I could not have said it better myself. Things that continue to cater to the minority will only divide us further and further from a common goal.
  • English
    While I'm a fan of diversity in the United States, we need not stray from what is our founding language and further divide the Hispanic community from the rest of the population. We speak English in the United States, and anyone who comes here should appreciate the opportunity in many ways; including learning English. All you are accomplishing is making it easier for them to be a part of our great nation without fully engaging themselves in the culture of all that is American.

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