By Sarah Mimms and Christopher Peleo-Lazar of NationalJournal

“The growing electoral power of the country’s Hispanic population made itself known in the media world this year. ABC made a big leap in announcing a partnership with Univision to create a 24 hour news network. The planned network could rival cable mainstays and would give ABC its first solid footing in cable news. Univision’s Sunday show Al Punto saw a big ratings boost this year and now rivals the other Sunday shows on initial broadcast numbers each week. The network didn’t get the presidential debate they wanted, but Univision did play host to two presidential forums with each of the general election candidates. As the new network takes shape and candidates from both parties continue to focus on the booming Hispanic population, 2013 promises to be another big year for Hispanic media.”


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