CHICAGO, March 23 /PRNewswire-HISPANIC PR WIRE/ — EXTRA Bilingual Newspaper received an exceptional amount of José Martí awards from the National Association of Hispanic Publications (NAHP) and its third award for “Outstanding Bilingual Language Weekly Newspaper,” in its 30 years of publication.
EXTRA won six awards in the following categories:
–Gold Award “Outstanding Bilingual Language Weekly Newspaper”
–Gold Award “Outstanding Hispanic Success Story”
–Gold Award “Outstanding Section Design”
–Gold Award “Outstanding Media Kit”
–Gold Award “Outstanding News Event Photo Essay”
–Silver Award “Outstanding Cultural Photo”
EXTRA received the awards during the 25th annual NAHP convention in Albuquerque, NM from March 10 to 14. The convention hosts the largest gathering of Hispanic print media in the U.S.
“I am proud to be part of an ambitious and talented team,” said Silvana Tabares, managing editor for EXTRA. “We work very hard to produce a quality issue every week. We believe in EXTRA’s potential and want to see it grow.”
Mila Téllez, EXTRA’s publisher, was recognized at the convention for EXTRA’s 30 years of dedication to the Latino community.
“It is only through the hard and dedicated work of the staff of EXTRA, and the support of the community, that we have won these awards,” Téllez said. “It is a testament to the forces behind a newspaper, a Web site in constant progress, a Latino community that always says yes to achievement and the hand of the power above that gives us our love of delivering the news.”
There were over 400 entries submitted in various categories from 50 publications across the nation to NAHP, including dailies, weeklies, bi-weeklies and monthlies. A panel of judges selected gold, silver and bronze awards for categories of general excellence, outstanding sections, editorial writing, design, photo, cartoon and marketing.
EXTRA Bilingual Community Newspaper, www.extranews.net, is an award-winning community newspaper. With a current circulation of over 67,500, the newspaper is published weekly and free to the public. The family owned newspaper was founded in 1980 and was one of the first bilingual (Spanish and English) newspapers in America. EXTRA is the voice of the Latino community targeting first, second and third generation Latinos. Its editorial content focuses on neighborhoods and local news important to Latino communities as well as information on education, health, entertainment, and financial literacy.
Contact: Nile Wendorf
SOURCE Extra Bilingual Community Newspaper