Spanish-Language Press Faces Challenges Amidst Unprecedented Growth

(New America Media)–EFE/La Raza, Apr 18, 2007
The Spanish-language press will face great challenges this year as a result of the explosion in competition within the Spanish language journalism market, according to an EFE report in Spanish-language newspaper La Raza. This was the sentiment expressed on the closing night of the annual conference held by the National Association of Hispanic Publications, which represents close to 200 Hispanic print outlets in the United States. While mainstream outlets have seen a decline in readership in the last several years, the Spanish-language press has experienced unprecedented growth. According to the report, publishers of Spanish-language publications face many of the same challenges as other outlets – adapting to new technologies and to the changes among their readerships. One of its most important tasks, according to the report, is informing the Hispanic community in areas where it is now experiencing many challenges, namely healthcare, education and immigration.
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