El Nuevo Día

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El Nuevo Día
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Front page of El Nuevo Día for July 26, 2008
Type Daily newspaper
Format Tabloid
Owner(s) Grupo Ferré-Rangel (GFR Media)[1]
Founder(s) Guillermo V. Cintrón,[2]
Eugenio Astol
Nemesio Canales (assistants)[3]
Publisher El Día, Inc[4]
Editor Luis Alberto Ferré Rangel
Founded 1909; 108 years ago (1909) (as El Diario de Puerto Rico)
Ponce, Puerto Rico[5]
Language Spanish
Headquarters Guaynabo, Puerto Rico
Website www.elnuevodia.com

El Nuevo Día (English: The New Day) is the newspaper with the highest circulation in Puerto Rico, reaching a readership of 1.2 million[citation needed] people with over 200,000 daily copies.[citation needed] The newspaper was founded in 1909 and today it is a subsidiary of GFR Media. Its headquarters are in Guaynabo, Puerto Rico.[6]

History[edit]

El Nuevo Día was founded in 1909 in the city of Ponce as "El Diario de Puerto Rico,"[a] later changing its name to "El Día" in 1911, a name it kept for nearly seven decades. Its founder was Guillermo V. Cintrón[8] with assistance from Eugenio Astol and Nemesio Canales.[9] Its editorial staff consisted of Felix Matos Bernier, Juan Braschi, Nemesio R. Canales, Felix Astol, and Eugenio Deschamps.[10]

In 1928 Guillermo V. Cintron sold the paper to Guillermo Vivas Valdivieso who formed an editorial team consisting of the three Gil De Lamadrid brothers (Jesus, Joaquin and Alfredo), Enrique Colon Barega, and Julio Enrique Monagas, and published the paper until 1945. Under his directorship the paper also started distribution in San Juan, Puerto Rico.[11] On 8 November 1945, the newspaper was acquired by Ponce native and future governor Luis A. Ferré. Its board of directors consisted of Raul Matos Balaguer, Arturo Gallardo Guerrero, Miguel Sotero Palermo, Juan A. Wirshing, and Luis A. Ferre. After Ferré was elected governor of Puerto Rico in 1968, his eldest son, Antonio Luis Ferré, purchased the paper from his father.[12]

Two years after this, in 1970, Antonio Luis moved the newspaper to San Juan and renamed it "El Nuevo Día". The paper's first director under Antonio Luis Ferre was Carlos Castañeda. During its first years in San Juan, El Nuevo Dia's newsroom was located in the "Torre de la Reina" building located near the Luis Muñoz Rivera Park in Puerta de Tierra. It was subsequently moved, in 1986, to its current location municipality of Guaynabo.

"El Nuevo Día" continues to be owned and published by the Ferré family. The newspaper's current president is María Eugenia Ferré Rangel and the current editor is Luis Alberto Ferré Rangel. As of 2006, El Nuevo Día is the most widely read newspaper in Puerto Rico, with a daily circulation of 155,000.[citation needed]

Its main competitor in terms of sales is El Vocero. Content-wise, both papers have somewhat different news formats and audiences. While El Nuevo Día has been known largely for its political reporting, El Vocero has traditionally taken a more tabloid-oriented approach, giving greater prominence to news stories on daily street crime. More recently, however, "El Vocero" has begun to give greater emphasis to political and business news, making it a more direct competitor to "El Nuevo Día."

Apart from political and community news, El Nuevo Día also has a sports section, a show business section and a business section among the news sections they publish daily. Its previous television commercial campaign slogan read: El Nuevo Día: Un Gran Periodico ("El Nuevo Día: A Great Newspaper"). The campaign slogan recently changed to: "El Nuevo Día: Conocer es Crecer" ("El Nuevo Día: To Know is to Grow")

El Nuevo Día Orlando[edit]

El Nuevo Día had an Orlando edition called El Nuevo Dia Orlando. It was founded on September 2, 2003 and was published on weekdays. On November 13, 2006, the newspaper began to circulate free of charge. The paper printed 25,000 copies daily. A study showed that 96% percent of readers who read the Orlando edition read it at home. The newspaper ceased publication effective 29 August 2008.[13]

Notes[edit]

  1. ^ From 1909 to 1911, the newspaper was called "El Diario de Puerto Rico". In 1911 it shortened its name to "El Dia", a name it would carry until its 1970 move to San Juan and reorganization, where it was renamed "El Nuevo Dia". In 1950, under Luis A. Ferre's directorship, El Dia adopted its first motto, "El Decano de la Prensa Puertorriqueña" (English: The dean of the Puerto Rican press"). Years later, it took on the motto "Periódico político defensor de los ideales de la Unión de Puerto Rico y de los intereses generales del país." (English: "A political newspaper defender of the ideals of the Unión de Puerto Rico and the general interests of the [Puerto Rican] country").[7]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Surge otro postor interesado en el PLA. Jason Rodríguez Grafal and Omar Alfonso. La Perla del Sur. Ponce, Puerto Rico. 4 December 2013. Year 32. Issue 1566. Page 4. Retrieved 4 December 2013.
  2. ^ Guillermo A. Baralt. La Historia de El Nuevo Dia (1909-2000): "Al servicio de mi tierra". Pages: Internal front cover, page 1. Fundación El Nuevo Dia. San Juan, Puerto Rico. 2002. ISBN 1-881720-82-9.
  3. ^ Instituto de Cultura Puertorriqueña. Septiembre en la Memoria. ICP. 2003. Accessed 10 January 2011.
  4. ^ 413 F.3d 110: El Día, Inc., Plaintiff, Appellee, v. Puerto Rico Department of Consumer Affairs; Secretary of the Department of Consumer Affairs, Defendants, Appellants. Justia.com: US Law. 5 January 2005. Retrieved 10 September 2012.
  5. ^ Guillermo A. Baralt. La Historia de El Nuevo Dia (1909-2000): "Al servicio de mi tierra". Pages: Internal front cover, page 1. Fundación El Nuevo Dia. San Juan, Puerto Rico. 2002. ISBN 1-881720-82-9.
  6. ^ About El diario de Puerto Rico. (Ponce, P.R.) 1909-1911.
  7. ^ About El diario de Puerto Rico. (Ponce, P.R.) 1909-1911. National Endowment for the Humanities: Chronicling America, Historic American Newspapers. U. S. Library of Congress. Retrieved 20 October 2011.
  8. ^ Guillermo A. Baralt. La Historia de El Nuevo Dia (1909-2000): "Al servicio de mi tierra". Pages: Internal front cover, page 1. Fundación El Nuevo Dia. San Juan, Puerto Rico. 2002. ISBN 1-881720-82-9.
  9. ^ Instituto de Cultura Puertorriqueña. Septiembre en la Memoria. ICP. (c)2003. Accessed January 10, 2011.
  10. ^ Neysa Rodriguez Deynes, Ph. D., curator. Journalism Hall. Museo de la Historia de Ponce. Ponce, Puerto Rico. March 2011.
  11. ^ Neysa Rodriguez Deynes, Ph. D., curator. Journalism Hall. Museo de la Historia de Ponce. Ponce, Puerto Rico. March 2011.
  12. ^ Neysa Rodriguez Deynes, Ph. D., curator. Journalism Hall. Museo de la Historia de Ponce. Ponce, Puerto Rico. March 2011.
  13. ^ Orlando Sentinel dated August 14, 2008

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