La representación de la pobreza en la prensa (Estudio de caso en la prensa tapatía)

  1. María Auxiliadora Gabino Campos 1
  2. Roberto Carlos Contreras Román 2
  1. 1 Universidad Autónoma de San Luis Potosí

    Universidad Autónoma de San Luis Potosí

    San Luis Potosí, México


  2. 2 Universidad del Valle de Atemajac

    Universidad del Valle de Atemajac

    Zapopan, México


Pangea: revista de la Red Académica Iberoamericana de Comunicación

ISSN: 2172-3168

Year of publication: 2011

Volume: 2

Issue: 1

Pages: 229-242

Type: Article

DOI: 10.52203/PANGEA.V2I1.37 DIALNET GOOGLE SCHOLAR lock_openOpen access editor


Eversince its creation, the main purpose of Press was to spread messages. As it evolved, newspapers were created and the content of messages became more diverse and greater, although always marked by criteria that put certain themes before others. Today's press is characterized for diminishing the representation of certain social strata. Namely the ones that live in poverty which voice is silenced and therefore can't influence public conscience. Because of this situation it is necessary to conduct a descriptive investigation with quality approach to evidence how poverty is reflected in press. For this reason the 3 most widespread newspapers in the Metropolitan zone of Guadalajara (Jalisco, México) were selected: El informador, Público and Mural. The results show how poverty is represented in the media, how profitable this sector for the interests of the media and the type of journalism conducted by each newspaper. It is evident that the media do not satisfy the socio-economical strata as it ignores its social role.