Filipino American newspapers and magazines have featured stories not only about Filipinos living in the United States but also about events of interest in the Philippines, demonstrating the desire among many Filipino Americans to stay connected with their ancestral homeland. These publications help foster a sense of community empowerment and collective identity among Americans of Filipino descent.
Since the 1920’s, numerous periodicals have been produced by and for the Filipino American community, providing news of particular interest to Filipino immigrants, while fostering a sense of collective identity and cultural pride. One of the first Filipino American publications, the Philippine Mail, circulated among the immigrant community in California during the 1920’s and 1930’s, providing stories of interest about Filipinos living in the United States and elsewhere.
Although not as numerous as newspapers, several magazines also cater to the Filipino American community. Early examples have included The Republic, published in California between 1924 and 1933, and the
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Asian American literature
Chinese American press
Japanese American press
Television and radio