The Joys of Streaming the World Cup on Univision
June 16, 2014
The zany pyrotechnics of the Univisión team could easily beat any David Foster Wallace paragraph in stylistic intensity
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February 07, 2014
A Bicultural Viewer's Guide.
Meet Walter Blanco
February 06, 2014
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Immigration Reform’s Wild-Card Power Broker
November 23, 2012
The night after the presidential election, the news anchors on the Spanish-language network Univision, Jorge Ramos and Maria Elena Selena, began their nightly newscast with something of a celebration. As Ramos opened the broadcast, the screen lit up with the numbers 71 and 27—the share of the Hispanic electorate that voted, respectively, for Barack Obama and Mitt Romney. The surge in Latino voting was a coup for Ramos, who is as much an immigration activist as he is a news anchor.
Matt Drudge and the Future of Soccer
June 13, 2010
Has soccer arrived in America? ABC/ESPN and Univision certainly think so -- they paid over $400 million combined to air the World Cup on their stations. The mainstream media think so as well -- the World Cup has been featured on the covers of Time, Vanity Fair, Sports Illustrated and newspapers around the nation. But the surest sign that soccer has hit the big time in the States? Matt Drudge thinks so. Last night the Drudge Report website led with the speculation that World Cup organizers might ban the vuvuzela horns. Earlier in the day he led with a picture of poor Robert Green looking haple