With 2008 shaping up to witness one of the most interesting presidential races in decades, hordes of reporters, including journalists from U.S. Spanish-language papers, are being sent to cover the caucuses up close.
Impremedia, the nation’s largest Spanish-language newspaper publisher, has assigned six reporters to cover the presidential campaign trail at least through the February 5 multi-state “Super Duper Primary.” La Opinion sent four reporters to Iowa and New Hampshire. They are Pilar Marrero, Maribel Hastings, Eileen Truax and Ruben Moreno. Meanwhile, its New York City daily El Diario/La Prensa sent two: Lorenzo Morales and Evelyn Hernandez. They will share reports with the company’s other papers, such as La Raza in Chicago and the newly acquired Rumbo papers in Texas.
Tribune Co.’s two Hoy Spanish-language dailies, distributed in Chicago and L.A, were not in Iowa and don’t plan to be in New Hampshire next week, but according to Editor & Publisher, they will send staff to cover campaining for the Feb. 5 primaries in California and Illinois.
ImpreMedia has also set up a chain-wide Web site about the election.