Smith's research focuses on race and media exclusion. Overarching themes in Smith's writing include issues of access and representation for communities of color.
In the News
Describes how media mergers undergo a process of racialization to the detriment of Latina/o communities through the policy-making process.
Conducts a case study of local newspapers' coverage of a racialized media spectacle. Finds political ideologies of newspapers reflect colorblind ideologies in distinct ways, with the conservative newspaper highlighting individualistic mechanisms of coverage.
Describes the media landscape as a space for racial ideologies and practices to persist and be challenged. Offers new evidence to think of the media landscape in more complex ways with regard to race.