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The Wall Street Journal, Washington Hispanic Newspaper Join Forces To Serve Spanish Speakers In U.S. Capital
By Linda P Morton
October 31, 2002
NEW YORK --Agreement Is Journal's First Spanish-Language Publishing Pact in U.S.
The Wall Street Journal announced that Washington Hispanic, a Spanish-language weekly newspaper serving the District of Columbia, Maryland and Virginia, will begin publishing articles from the Journal.
The pages of Journal news, known as a Wall Street Journal Special Edition, will contain both news and features and will begin publication in the Nov. 8 edition of Washington Hispanic. The Wall Street Journal Special Edition pages are published in leading newspapers around the world, reaching nearly seven million readers.
"The Journal has published Spanish-language sections in leading Latin American newspapers since 1994, but this represents our first Spanish-language publishing agreement in the United States," said William E. Casey Jr., vice president, international, of The Wall Street Journal. "We are delighted to begin serving the U.S. Hispanic market in the nation's capital."
The two-page Wall Street Journal section will be published on Fridays. Washington Hispanic, which is owned by Johnny A. Yataco, has an ABC-audited controlled circulation of 28,000 per week.
"Our readers deserve the best, our community deserves the best," said Mr. Yataco, president of Washington Hispanic. "I believe the insertion of the pages of The Wall Street Journal in Spanish, one of the most respected newspapers in the industry, besides positioning us in a leading place in the region will provide our readers and our community world-class financial information. We are extremely happy with this association."
Zeke Montes, president of the National Association of Hispanic Publications (NAHP) said. "We are extremely proud that one of our member publications has been selected by The Wall Street Journal to team up on this endeavor."
The Wall Street Journal Special Editions are published in 38 newspapers serving readers in 34 countries. Twenty-one newspapers in Latin America and Spain publish a Spanish-language Wall Street Journal Special Edition.
In addition to The Wall Street Journal, its international, online and Special Editions, Dow Jones & Company (NYSE: DJ; dowjones.com) publishes Barron's and the Far Eastern Economic Review, Dow Jones Newswires, Dow Jones Indexes and the Ottaway group of community newspapers. Dow Jones is co-owner with Reuters Group of Factiva, with Hearst of Smart Money and with NBC of CNBC television operations in Asia and Europe. Dow Jones also provides news content to CNBC and radio stations in the U.S.
The Wall Street Journal Americas
Circulation of The Wall Street Journal Americas: 2,075,315
Special Editions - English Language
Special Editions - Other - Europe
Special Editions - Other - Asia
Special Editions - Other - North America
WSJ Americas: 21 newspapers in 18 countries
Special Editions: 17 newspapers in 16 countries
Total: 38 newspapers in 34 countries in 16 languages
CONTACT: The Wall Street Journal Karen Miller Pensiero, 609/627-1037 or The Washington Hispanic Johnny Yataco, 202/667-8820