D. Xavier Medina Vidal has just completed a dissertation at University of California at Riverside titled Voces del Capitolio: Spanish-Language Media in the Statehouse. It is a fascinating look at Spanish language media, political communication and electoral politics. Highlights from the findings include: Spanish-language media in the United States play a critical role in shaping perceptions of public opinion among Latino voters and public officials of every ethnicity across the country. They also play a far greater advocacy role for the communities they serve than do their English-language counterparts. They also keep their readers informed about how the political system works and cover issues that are important to their readers that English-language media are not covering. They also have a better sense of Latino public opinion and help shape public policy on issues that are important to Latinos.