ABOUT HISPANICALLY SPEAKING NEWS
Hispanically Speaking News (HS-News) is an independent online news site and Internet publisher, based in Chicago and a wholly owned subsidiary of Latino Media World. HS-News is a “virtual cultural center” for U.S. Hispanics, Latin Americans and anyone seeking immersion into this diverse and vibrant demographic.HS-News the definitive online source for all things Latino!
The HS-News is a collaborative effort consisting of editors, writers, contributors and spirited creative-types, that originate and publish valuable, timely and culturally sensitive content, all peppered with spicy wit. The team is led by Estelle Gonzales Walgreen, co-founder, CEO and when needed chief (tequila) bottle washer.
There is a stereotype-driven gap between how Latinos are talked about and how many Latinos view themselves. HS-News aims to diminish that gap.
HS-News captured inspiration for its name from the 43rd U.S. President, George W. Bush, who admitted he “coined” a new word, erroneously describing all things Latino as “hispanically.” In spite of the misnomer, the term suits the site’s lighter, satirical bent.
After its initial launch in 2010, HS-News became one of the first independent Latino Internet news providers, quickly garnering a critical audience mass. It was at the time, one of the most visited Hispanic web properties in the U.S., making us the market leader of its competitive landscape.
The sites momentum, gained from loyal reader engagement, inspired HS-News to seek-out a wider variety of content to amplify the site and its voice. In our next expansion, HS-News has found an in-depth partner to enhance the digital experience and digital network aspirations. HS-News is now partnered with IntraLink Global, a strategic integrated marketing and public relations agency that creates viral content, social media and video.
The temporary removal of the site for reconstruction will improve the experience for site-followers, making it effortless and more user-friendly. The amplified site will house a 24-hour media platform, embellished with a satirical spin.
The site officially re-launched on December 1, 2016.