La Vibra

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La Vibra is a bilingual weekly entertainment magazine in Spanish and English published in the United States.[1] Oriented towards people ages 18-35 and released every Friday,[2] it is owned by Impremedia.[3] While some classified advertisements are in English, the remainder of the content is in Spanish and covers concerts, events, and films; celebrities; and music.[2]

History[edit]

The staff at the Los Angeles-based La Opinión developed the supplement. It was first distributed in Los Angeles in the summer of 2000.[2]

In 2004 the Houston Chronicle began carrying La Vibra,[1] as part of an agreement between the Chronicle and La Opinión. The Chronicle produced 25% of the content for the Houston edition of La Vibra while the remainder, distributed nationally, was produced by the staff of La Opinión. As of 2004 the distribution, done in neighborhoods 65% or greater Hispanic/Latino, was 100,000 in the Houston area.[2] La Vibra became a supplement within the Chronicle-owned La Voz de Houston. Publication of La Vibra in Houston ceased in 2009.[4]

As of 2009 La Vibra was published in the New York City, Los Angeles, Chicago, San Francisco Bay Area, and Orlando regions.[4]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b Moreno, Jenalia (2004-12-03). "Chronicle buys La Voz Spanish newspaper". Houston Chronicle. Retrieved 2012-01-08.
  2. ^ a b c d "La Vibra, now in Houston…" Portada Online. July 1, 2004. Retrieved on August 28, 2016.
  3. ^ Rodriguez, América. "Latino News Media". In: Sterling, Christopher H. (editor). Encyclopedia of Journalism. SAGE Publications, September 25, 2009. Start: p. 832. CITED: p. 834.
  4. ^ a b "La Vibra Ceases Publication in Houston". Portada Online. 2009-03-16. Retrieved 2016-08-28.

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