ImpreMedia Newspapers lead again in Excellence Awards from the National Association of...

ImpreMedia Newspapers lead again in Excellence Awards from the National Association of Hispanic Publications



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New York, NY(HISPANIC PR WIRE)–April 10, 2006–ImpreMedia, the largest publisher of Spanish language newspapers in the United States, was the lead award recipient during the National Association of Hispanic Publications’ (NAHP) 21st Annual Conference garnering 25 awards. This year’s José Martí Awards for Excellence in Publishing, which represent the most prestigious Hispanic media awards in the nation, received 740 entries for six competitive categories.

ImpreMedia’s publications El Diario La Prensa in New York, La Opinión in Los Angeles and La Raza in Chicago dominated the NAHP awards by accepting 25 awards totaling 12 gold, seven silver and six bronze. El Diario La Prensa and La Opinión were recognized as Gold Award winners in the prominent Outstanding Dailies category and garnered the most awards compared to any other individual newspaper. Other award highlights included Gold Awards for: El Diario La Prensa and La Opinión for Outstanding Sports Section, La Opinión for Outstanding Entertainment Section, La Raza for Most Improved Publication and all three publications received key awards for Outstanding Design.

The NAHP awards, formerly known as the Hispanic Print Awards, have been revamped and renamed after José Martí, the renowned journalist, Cuban hero, poet and statesman. This is the first annual José Martí Awards for Excellence in Publishing. The six categories for the awards included: outstanding publications, outstanding sections, written word, design, photos and cartoons, and marketing.

“ImpreMedia is known for its commitment to quality journalism and its ability to create great content. The recognition by NAHP is further acknowledgment of our leading position in the industry and the premiere products that define our company,” said John Paton, CEO & Chairman of ImpreMedia.

Rossana Rosado, publisher and CEO of El Diario La Prensa said, “We are dedicated to educating and informing the Latino community and are truly honored that the National Association of Hispanic Publications has continually recognized our efforts over the years.”

Monica Lozano, publisher and CEO of La Opinión and Senior Vice President of ImpreMedia added, “As we continue to constantly evolve and improve to provide the highest quality publication for our readers, these awards represent a true testimony to our work.”

In the past year, ImpreMedia has received various awards recognizing their hard work, dedication and leadership in the Latino community. In February 2006, ImpreMedia received the Visionary Print Media Award at the Multicultural Media Expo. This award is presented to firms and individuals who have contributed to the advancement of business in multicultural media markets. La Opinión was recently recognized during the 2005 Paramount Pictures/Allied Advertising, Public Relations, Newspaper Media Promotion Contest at ShoWest for their promotion of Paramount Pictures’ “Yours, Mine and Ours.” This award recognized promotional campaigns created exclusively by newspaper contestants using creative elements which best promote a Paramount film without any creative input from sponsors.

Following is a complete list of NAHP awards for ImpreMedia newspapers:

El Diario La Prensa, New York, NY:

14 awards (6 Gold, 6 Silver, 2 Bronze)

Gold award for Outstanding Daily

Gold award for Outstanding Health Section

Gold award for Outstanding Sports Section

Gold award for Outstanding Community Service/Health Article by Christian del Moral

Gold award for Outstanding Education Article by Maria Vega

Gold award for Outstanding News Photo by Humberto Arellano

Silver award for Outstanding Auto Section

Silver award for Outstanding Travel Section

Silver award for Outstanding Hispanic Success Story by Juan Fernando Merino

Silver award for Outstanding Cultural Article by Juan Fernando Merino

Silver award for Outstanding Design – Tabloid

Silver award for Outstanding Cultural/Community Photo by Rosa Margarita Murphy

Bronze award for Outstanding Special Section

Bronze award for Outstanding Editorial Cartoon

La Opinión, Los Angeles, CA:

7 awards (4 Gold, 1 Silver, 2 Bronze)

Gold award for Outstanding Daily

Gold award for Outstanding Entertainment Section

Gold award for Outstanding Sports Section

Gold award for Outstanding Design – Broadsheet

Silver award for Most Improved Publication

Bronze award for Outstanding Editorial Column by Luis Álvarez

Bronze award for Outstanding News Photo by Aurelia Ventara

La Raza, Chicago, IL:

4 awards (2 Gold, 2 Bronze)

Gold award for Most Improved Publication

Gold award for Outstanding Design – Tabloid

Bronze award for Outstanding Entertainment Section

Bronze award for Outstanding Weekly

About ImpreMedia:

ImpreMedia is the leading publisher of Spanish language newspapers in the U.S. The company publishes La Opinión and La Opinión Contigo in Los Angeles, El Diario La Prensa and El Diario Contigo in New York City, La Raza in Chicago, El Mensajero in the San Francisco Bay area, and La Prensa in Central Florida, the leading Spanish language newspapers in each of their respective markets.

ImpreMedia Newspapers lead again in Excellence Awards from the National Association of Hispanic Publications