EL CENTRAL Hispanic News received four awards at this year’s national convention of the National Association of Hispanic Publications in Phoenix, AZ in recognition of our outstanding publication. Founded in 1982, the National Association of Hispanic Publications, Inc. (NAHP) is a non-partisan trade advocacy organization representing the leading Spanish language publications serving 41 markets in 39 states, the District of Columbia and Puerto Rico, with a combined circulation of over 23 million.
EL CENTRAL received coveted Jose Marti Media Awards in the following categories:
SILVER AWARD for Outstanding Bilingual Language Weekly Newspaper, Hispanic Heritage Month issue, September 22, 2022
BRONZE AWARD for Outstanding Community Photo, Hispanic Heritage Month celebration, photo by Ernesto Ramos, Consulado de Mexico en Detroit, September 22, 2022
BRONZE AWARD for Outstanding Sports Article, Argentina Wins World Cup! Written by David Levine, December 22, 2022
BRONZE AWARD for Outstanding Publication Masthead, Designed by Gerald Morgan, graphic artist, Fiesta Tigres issue, August 25, 2022.
The José Marti Awards are the longest running publishing awards recognizing Hispanic excellence in the United States. These Awards honor the memory of José Martí, a tireless advocate who clearly saw the enormous power of the print medium. The awards honor those editors, publishers, photographers, designers and marketing professionals who continue to use the power of the written word, impactful photos and illustrations, and creative design to reach, impact and motivate readers across the USA and beyond. Over nearly four decades, the awards have grown to be the most recognized award in Hispanic Media.
The 2023 Awards received by EL CENTRAL continue the high publication standards established by founder and publisher emeritus Dolores Sanchez. Under Sanchez’s leadership, Michigan’s first, largest and only bilingual weekly newspaper received more than 30 awards.
“I am so happy to see that EL CENTRAL is continuing to be recognized for excellence in our publication’s content and design,” Sanchez said when informed of this year’s awards. Sanchez remains associated with the newspaper as Director of Advertising and Sales and regularly offers invaluable counsel on media practices and issues.
Current publisher and owner Eva Garza Dewaelsche credited the editorial team, local writers and photographers for their commitment. “The EL CENTRAL team is committed to bringing the most relevant, original and local stories for and about Hispanics and the residents of our community. We are pleased to be able to sustain and grow EL CENTRAL for the benefit of our readers both in print and online,” said Garza Dewaelsche.
NAHP was founded to promote Spanish language publications, the most effective medium to reach the fast growing Hispanic community. Membership is open to Spanish language and Hispanic owned newspapers, magazines and related media as well as businesses that offer products and services to this market throughout the United States.
Geographically, NAHP members span the country, with a concentration in areas of large Hispanic populations. NAHP members produce over 15 billion pages of information annually. Hispanics prefer newspapers for their purchasing decisions—making them five times more effective than any other medium. With Hispanic purchasing power now exceeding $850 billion dollars, Hispanic newspapers, magazines and related media offer the best value for your advertising expenditures.