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6e13e4a8aff0a7052e2b43b2568d72b7_400x400Variety Latino has announced the addition of Yoselin Acevedo as Managing Editor. Based in Los Angeles and New York, Acevedo will oversee the site’s editorial direction and staff management. Acevedo comes from People en Español.com, where she was Deputy Executive Digital Editor.In addition to her editorial duties, Acevedo will also work directly with Marcus Reynaga, Head of Digital Sales, to provide solid editorial offerings and ensure continued traffic & revenue stream growth.


Screen Shot 2015-09-10 at 11.26.02 AMMiguel Angel Chala
 has been appointed as Director of Strategy of New Business at Rabinovici & Associates, a South Florida Advertising and Integrated Marketing Agencies. He will report directly to Ester Rabinovici, Principal officer of the agency. His broad experience in media, publishing and business development will be the key to expand the global network of clients the agency has acquired succesfully during the past 15 years. Prior to joining this firm, Chala worked for Latin Trade Group, Televisa Publishing and BrandInk Media in Puerto Rico.

Vice Media has hired a former Discovery Communications executive to oversee the youth-focused media group’s international expansion, including a push into television.James Rosenstock has joined the Brooklyn-based company as executive vice-president for international and corporate development. At Discovery he oversaw a US$3bn portfolio of international deals, including the US TV company’s acquisitions of Eurosport and SBS Nordic. Mr Rosenstock also worked at Sony and Credit Suisse.

 

mWAUsmjI_400x400Tribune is  parting company with Austin Beutner, the publisher of the Los Angeles Times. Mr Beutner led Tribune’s US$85m acquisition of the San Diego Union-Tribune, a move that brought together the leading newspapers in California’s two largest cities. Beutner will be replaced by Tim Ryan, until recently publisher of The Baltimore Sun.

 

descargaUnited Continental Holdings, Inc. has named Oscar Munoz as president and chief executive officer. Munoz will also continue to serve on United’s board of directors. Munoz has worked for brands like AT&T, Pepsico and The Coca-Cola Company. He most recently served as president and chief operating officer of CSX Corporation. Munoz also served as a director at CSX. He has served on the board of directors for United Continental Holdings, Inc. since 2010 and served on the board of directors of Continental Airlines, Inc. since 2004.

Meyer PicThe board appointed Henry L. Meyer III, United’s lead independent director, to serve as non-executive chairman of the board of directors.

 

 

 

descarga (1)The company also announced that Jeff Smisek has stepped down from his roles as chairman, president and chief executive officer, and as a director.

These changes are effective immediately.

 

 

Craig_GellerAzteca America has appointed Craig A. Geller to Executive Vice President, Network Sales and Digital, effective immediately. Geller will report to Manuel Abud, President and CEO, Azteca America, and will be based in New York. He succeeds Court Stroud.Read more.

 

 

17321_1Manuel E. Machado, CEO and co-founder of MGSCOMM, is no longer involved in the day-to-day of Common Ground / MGS.Commonground/MGS is a holding company begun by Al Garcia-Serra, chairman and co-founder of MGSCOMM, Miami; Ahmad Islam, co-founder and managing partner of commonground, Chicago; Manuel E. Machado, CEO and co-founder of MGSCOMM; Manny Vidal, president and CEO of The Vidal Partnership, New York; and Sherman Wright, co-founder and managing partner of Commonground, Hispanic PR Blog reported.

 

 

bio1039Irene Oria, a special counsel in the Stroock & Stroock & Lavan LLP’s Miami office, has been elected National Finance Director for The Hispanic National Bar Association.Ms. Oria was sworn in for the one-year term of National Finance Director during HNBA’s annual convention September 2 – 5 in Boston.In the position of National Finance Director, Ms. Oria chairs one of the organization’s most important committees.  Ms. Oria has more than 10 years of experience in complex commercial business litigation in federal and state courts and arbitration tribunals.  She has represented domestic and international public and private companies in contract-related and business tort disputes, and has recently focused on Securities and Financial Services litigation, including nationwide class and multi-district litigation.Prior to joining Stroock, Ms. Oria was an Assistant U.S. Attorney, U.S. Attorney’s Office, Southern District of Florida, Civil Division. Ms. Oria earned her J.D. from Cornell University Law School, where she was managing editor of the Journal of Law and Public Policy, and received her B.A. from Columbia University.

What: The Los Angeles Times together with Filipino journalist Jose Antonio Vargas  have formed a venture to establish #EmergingUS, a multimedia platform that will explore the evolving American identity in the 21st century. Vargas will be in charge of  writing commentary and producing original video, graphics and other digital content that focuses on the intersection of race, immigration, identity and the complexities of multiculturalism. Hoy Los Angeles, the Los Angeles Times sister publication,  will be exploring all natural synergies and selecting content to translate and publish, as well as extending the conversation through Hoy Los Angeles’ own original reporting and commentary.
Why it matters: Major off-line properties, such as Tribune’s Los Angeles Times are increasingly launching Multimedia/Digital platforms to expand their Social Media and Digital Reach particularly towards Multicultural Milennials.

hchealre_reasonably_smallThe Los Angeles Times announced a venture with journalist Jose Antonio Vargas to establish #EmergingUS, a multimedia platform which will explore the evolving American identity in the 21st century.

Vargas will be in charge of  writing commentary and producing original video, graphics and other digital content that focuses on the intersection of race, immigration, identity and the complexities of multiculturalism. #EmergingUS will aim to illuminate these issues and create a dialogue at a time when demographic shifts are transforming the face of America.

#EmergingUS will aim to illuminate these issues and create a dialogue at a time when demographic shifts are transforming the face of America

descargaA Filipino citizen who has lived in the United States since age 12, Vargas is uniquely suited to lead this effort with The Times, the leading news organization in a metropolis where Hispanics, Asians, African Americans and other racial and ethnic groups have grown to become a majority of the population.

During his 16 years as a journalist, Vargas has written for newspapers (Washington Post, San Francisco Chronicle, Philadelphia Daily News) and magazines (New Yorker, Rolling Stone, The Atlantic), and he was a senior contributing editor at the Huffington Post, where he launched and edited the Technology and College verticals. At the Washington Post, he was part of a team that won a Pulitzer Prize for coverage of the Virginia Tech massacre, and his 2006 series on HIV/AIDS in Washington, D.C., inspired “The Other City,” a documentary that he co-produced and wrote. Politico named him one of 50 Politicos to Watch in 2007.In June 2011, the New York Times Magazine published a groundbreaking essay Vargas wrote in which he revealed his status as an undocumented immigrant. A year later, he appeared on the cover of Time magazine with fellow undocumented immigrants as part of a follow-up story he wrote.

Vargas’ directorial debut, “Documented,” which chronicles his public and private journeys as the country’s most visible undocumented immigrant, made its world premiere in 2013 at AFI Docs. The film aired on CNN in 2014 and was nominated for an NAACP Image Award for outstanding documentary. Currently, Vargas is producing for MTV’s “Look Different” campaign a film project on what it means to be young and white in America. The television special will air on MTV later this year.Vargas also is the founder of Define American, a nonprofit, nonpartisan media and culture organization that seeks to elevate the conversation about immigration and citizenship.

“Los Angeles is the most diverse big city in our country, America’s window to Asia and Latin America. Los Angeles is where America comes to see its future, and part of that future will be built on a better understanding of how diversity plays a role in our lives,” said Times Publisher and CEO Austin Beutner. “Jose is uniquely suited to look at the issues and find and tell stories that will inform all of us.”

“I cannot think of a better partner than the Los Angeles Times,” said Vargas, founder and executive editor of #EmergingUS. “In a diversifying America in the age of social media and new technologies, when different stories and narratives must be told, I cannot think of a better time to start this exciting new venture.”

“Jose is brimming with ideas and stories,” said Times Editorial Pages Editor Nicholas Goldberg. “We’re looking forward to working with him to find new and compelling ways to address issues that are of enormous importance to Angelenos.”

Sources at the Los Angeles Times tell Portada that editors at Hoy Los Angeles will be exploring all natural synergies and selecting content to translate and publish, as well as extending the conversation through Hoy Los Angeles’ own original reporting and commentary. As far as other Spanish-language Tribune Publishing properties, that is to be determined.

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