AUSTIN, Texas, Feb. 26 /PRNewswire-HISPANIC PR WIRE/ — Juan G. Tornoe, a pioneer in the Latino blogosphere and founder of the number one rated news site HispanicTrending.net, has honed in on Austin as the site of his newest blog venture.
Tornoe, an Austinite who was one of the first Latino bloggers to interview President Obama before his presidency, has launched the blog Hispanics in Austin found online at http://hispanicsinaustin.wordpress.com/about/ (copy and paste link in browser). Tornoe’s blog will cover the latest happenings in Austin regarding Latino education, politics, culture, economics, media, and community through Tornoe’s original news and analysis, as well as from a select base of contributors.
“The idea is to make this new site Hispanics in Austin a community effort so people hear a wide array of voices and can truly get a sense what’s going on in Austin’s Latinosphere,” said Tornoe. “This isn’t just a site just for Hispanics but rather for anyone who wants to become more informed about the trends and events happening in the Austin Latino community and how this impacts businesses, educators, and organizations in the region.”
Among the features highlighted on Hispanics in Austin is a growing list of Latino organizations, charities, and companies as well as community postings about the latest Austin Hispanic news, events, and public issues. The site also publishes Spanish content.
“I see such enormous potential for Austin to lead the country as an innovator because of its rich Latino prowess and progress,” said Tornoe. “Hopefully, this site will help harness some of that intellectual power and community resolve and put it into perspective locally as well as nationally.”
For those who want to meet Tornoe in person, he will be a featured speaker at the upcoming RISE conference on March 4 from 4-5:30 p.m. at the Mexican American Cultural Center. To register to attend Tornoe’s session, go to http://tinyurl.com/brrkkj (copy and paste link in browser).
“We’re very excited to have Juan’s skills and talent focused on Austin and helping to take Austin’s global competitive advantage — its growing pool of bilingual educated employees and leaders — to a much larger scale on the Internet,” said Sylvia Acevedo, founder and CEO of CommuniCard, LLC. “With Juan’s reputation and proven abilities, he’ll help pave the way for an emerging Latino blogosphere in Austin that impacts communities everywhere.”
Juan G. Tornoe founded HispanicTrending.net in 2004 originally as a Hispanic marketing community forum. Over the years, the format of the site eventually changed to providing breaking news and trends articles in the Latino world, as well as serving as a resource center for advertising and marketing professionals serving the Hispanic industry.
Tornoe’s HispanicTrending.net has drawn praise from numerous political officials and business leaders for its vast depth of timely and relevant Latino new and has been featured by media including CNN, New York Times, Dan Rather’s Reports, National Public Radio, USA Today, Reuters, and many other outlets. Tornoe is also a published author and columnist with numerous marketing and business publications. A native of Guatemala City, Guatemala, Tornoe graduated from Universidad Francisco Marroqiun and received an MBA from E.S.E.A.D.E.