Hoy New York closed

On December 30, free Spanish language daily Hoy was closed down after 10 years. 16 staff members lost their job in the operation. (Portada)

Hoy started in New York City in 1998; the Tribune Company (Newsday NY) bought it as part of an acquisition in 2000. In 2003 a Chicago edition was launched and in March 2004 a Los Angeles edition. Hoy sold for 25 cents.

In August 2004 it was revealed that Hoy New York was implicated in the Newsday circulation scandal. After Chicago and LA also the New York edition moved to controlled (free) circulation from January 2006 on (Monday to Saturday).

In 2007 Hoy was bought by ImpreMedia LLC, publisher of paid daily El Diario La Prensa. The Hoy editions in Chicago and Los Angeles were not part of the deal. Hoy had a circulation between 50,000 and 60,000 in New York.

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