Al Día (Philadelphia)
|Type||News Media Organization|
|Language||Spanish and English|
|Headquarters||1835 Martket Street|
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania 19103
AL DÍA was founded by Hernán Guaracao in 1994. It started as a modest monthly publication, an 8-page newsletter, published once a month. One year later, it became AL DÍA, a black and white Latino newspaper that joined the already crowded field of Spanish-language publications in the city.
AL DÍA expanded the circulation of the newspaper beyond the traditional Latino neighborhoods of North Philadelphia, to the entire city and the suburbs, including South Jersey and Northern Delaware. It was the first one to introduce four-color to the pages of a Philadelphia Latino newspaper, while enriching its contents by adding wire news services, national and international photo services and more local news.
In 2013, the free tabloid with 96% market penetration circulates 42,000 copies a week through its network of street-corner boxes.
In 2014, the company launched ALDIANews.com with a new focus on national content generation.
Felix Varela Award
The awards represent four different categories: writing, blogging, documentary and photojournalism. Each category winner will be awarded $10,000.
- "AL DÍA Media Kit" (PDF). Archived from the original (PDF) on May 1, 2013.
- "Portraits of Latino history".
- "A celebration of Latino history in the City of Brotherly Love".
- "Felix Varela Award". Archived from the original on 2014-01-08.
- "Varela Awards Offer $40,000 to Multicultural Journalists".