Michael Vinales has joined the Tribune as Advertising Sales Manager for El Sentinel in the Miami/ Ft Lauderdale/W. Palm Beach market.

A new study shows that in an average week, 74 percent of all Internet users rely on local newspaper media – digital as well as print – as key sources of news and information, and are engaging with their local newspaper across multiple platforms.

The Ibarria Media Group (IMG), long time publisher of Hispanic weekly newspaper titles in the New York, New Jersey and Miami markets, announced the appointment of Diana Ibarria to the new post of Executive Vice president and Director of National Sales.

A new study, which combines detailed proprietary data from individual newspapers with in-depth interviews at more than a dozen major media companies, finds that the search for a new revenue model to revive the newspaper industry is making only halting progress but that some individual newspapers are faring much better than the industry overall and may provide signs of a path forward.

impreMedia announced that US Hispanic Media Inc. (USHM), a subsidiary of S.A. La Nación, has reached an agreement to become impreMedia’s strategic and controlling shareholder.

The search for a new revenue model to revive the newspaper industry is making only halting progress, but some individual newspapers are faring much better than the industry overall and may provide signs of a path forward.

The Los Angeles Times Media Group’s Hoy Los Angeles unveiled a new website – Hoylosangeles.com.

EPMG announced the launch of its digital division, which focuses on the development of digital properties including web and mobile sites,
online banners, and rich media advertising.

Carlos Nido, VP of Sales of El Nuevo Día in Puerto Rico and the president of the Sales Comite for the US Hispanic Market at Grupo de Diarios América (GDA), announced that Carlos Moreno has been named Regional Sales Director for El Nuevo Día in the US Hispanic Market and Grupo de Diarios América.

A new study from Scarborough Research, the audience ratings measurement service for the newspaper industry, reveals insights regarding adults who have visited a newspaper website in the past 30 days; they are:

Platinum Equity announced it has signed a definitive agreement to sell The San Diego Union-Tribune, the publisher of Spanish-language weekly Enlace and recently launched magazine Vida Latina to MLIM LLC, owned by San Diego entrepreneur Doug Manchester.

The San Diego Union-Tribune launched Vida Latina San Diego, a free glossy entertainment magazine available throughout the South Bay, offering Spanish-language content to consumers and an additional channel for advertisers to reach the large demographic.

Hoy Chicago is honored to win 5 of the 2011 José Martí Publishing Awards given by the National Association of Hispanic Publications (NAHP). The accomplishment, including the top award for a daily newspaper, was announced during the non-profit's annual convention in Las Vegas last weekend.

Hoy has appointed Juan Caro as the National Sales Manager in the East Coast; He will be base out of Miami. He will report to Roaldo Moran Publisher and General Manager of Hoy Los Angeles

While smartphone usage continues to increase, only 2 percent of shoppers listed mobile as a resource when planning for back-to-school shopping, showing no increase from 2010.

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