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Martínez named Sr Editor at CNET en Español

Laura Martinez

Laura Martínez (Photo: Sarah Tew/CNET)

Laura Martínez has been named Senior Editor at CNET en Español.  She had been consulting on the project for the past few weeks, but accepted joining the team full time starting October 1.

“I’m really excited about the project, because it combines two things that fascinate me: media and technology,” Laura tells me. “What I love most about it, is that I’ll be writing in Spanish again…. We’re just getting started, but we’ll be moving very rapidly to expand original content, something I’ll be focusing on.”

Laura is best known as a freelance writer, who extensively covers Hispanic television for several publications, including Multichannel News, Emmy magazine and Portada.  While her new full-time job won’t allow her to do much writing on the side, she says she’ll continue to do some freelancing and update her personal site  www.Miblogestublog.com when time permits.

Laura was the founder and Editor-in-Chief of the now defunct Marketing y Medios magazine. She previously helped create and launch the weekly Spanish-language edition of the Wall Street Journal, distributed as an insert in several Spanish-language newspapers in the country.

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AOL Latino eliminated, reborn as HuffPost Voces

As of today, AOL Latino no longer exists. Yesterday was the final day of the Spanish-language spin off launched by AOL Corp. in 2003. The site has been rebranded as Huffpost Voces. 

People that log in to www.AOLLatino.com will now automatically be redirected to Huffpostvoces.com.

The front page of today’s HuffPost Voces includes a welcome message in Spanish by Ariana Huffington.

Miguel Ferrer, Editor of the English-language site HuffPost Latino Voices, will also be Managing Editor of Voces.

According to a Portada story, the AOL Latino editorial team is expected to remain in place. Miguel told reporter Laura Martínez that Voces is not a Spanish-language version of the Huffington Post, nor a translation of Latino Voices, but rather “an addition; it is a totally different site that will help nurture content across the HuffPost platforms.”

Read Laura’s musings on the end of AOL Latino in a column she wrote today for Fox News Latino.

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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 was president of the National Association of Hispanic Journalists from 2004 to 2006, and inducted into the Hall of Fame in August of 2016. As an online news manager, I was West Coast Web Editor for impreMedia and Managing Editor of IntersectionsSouthLA.org. In addition to running Media Moves, which I founded in June of 2007, I'm a regular contributor to Forbes and also do freelance work as writer, reporter and producer.