Categorized | People, Print & Online

Ruiz, laid off from DN, speaks about future

Albor Ruiz-smallColumnist Albor Ruiz was among a dozen staffers laid off from the New York Daily News  last week.  His official last day at the paper was Friday. Albor had been at the paper for almost 20 years.

He may no longer be a staff columnist, but Albor tells me that he will continue to do freelance work for the Daily News and that the future holds a lot to look forward to.

“My plans are to continue writing my column and start a trilingual blog (English, Spanish and Spanglish), about our people and the reality we face once we arrive to the U.S.,” he says. “Who knows, I may finally write the book that’s been on my mind for several years about who we Cubans really are versus who we think we or or who we would like to be.”

Albor says his lay off didn’t come as a surprise. “I was more or less prepared for the possibility it would happen.”

He’s keeping a positive outlook in light of such a big change in his life. “The first thing to think about now is to move forward, not disappear and to continue giving a voice to the voiceless.”

Before joining the Daily news in July of 1993, Albor was the Editor-in-Chief of the bilingual newspaper El Daily News and Chief Editorial Writer and columnist at New York’s El Diario-La Prensa.

This post was written by:

- who has written 4540 posts on Media Moves.

I'm an Emmy award-winning journalist, who's worked as an on-air reporter in Spanish and English-language television news. I've worked for Univision, Telemundo, CNN en Español and Los Angeles Fox and UPN stations before diving into a convergence model at the San Jose Mercury News. I have also held management positions in the online digital sphere - first as Managing Editor of, followed by a role as the West Coast Web editor for impreMedia. I was president of the National Association of Hispanic Journalists from 2004 to 2006. I am also a freelance writer, reporter and producer. I founded Media Moves in June of 2007.

Contact the author

Comments are closed.