Language Matters

Kathleen Stein Smith, Ph.D

El Diario La Prensa, oldest Spanish-language daily in U.S., prepares to say ‘adiós’

“El Diario La Prensa is fighting for its life.

Like so many other print publications, the historic New York City-based tabloid published by impreMedia is struggling to find profits delivering Latino-related news in print.

The oldest Spanish-language daily newspaper in the United States (it’s been circulating since 1913) has been through several rounds of layoffs over the last years, but on December 30 a fatal prognosis was announced: the paper would only survive a year.

Since then-impreMedia CEO Francisco Seghezzo delivered the news, the paper’s business side, its staff – both current and laid off – and its union have been racing to find a miracle cure, although not necessarily together.”

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