Vida Nueva, the official monthly Spanish-language publication of the Archdiocese of Los Angeles, was recognized by the National Association of Hispanic Publications (NAHP) as the best monthly Hispanic newspaper in the United States in 2018. 

The publication won a total of 11 José Martí Media Awards, the oldest and largest Latino mainstream media contest in the nation, for its photojournalism and articles with a local and Latin American perspective.

“Vida Nueva has not only sought to strengthen the Catholic faith, but has also provided the necessary information regarding education, job opportunities, community resources, health issues, political and social changes, immigration issues and workers’ rights,” said Victor Aleman, the publication’s editor. 

According to NAHP, Vida Nueva is among the Catholic Spanish-language publications with highest circulation in the country. The organization reports that 57 percent of Latino households use local newspapers or magazines on a weekly basis. Among Latino publications, the combined gross ad revenue totaled $1.2 billion in 2016, with $84 million from online sales. In the U.S. there are a total of 1,827 Hispanic publications with a circulation in 2017 of almost 42 million copies, according to the NAHP.

The Archdiocese of Los Angeles began publishing Vida Nueva in 1991. The publication routinely wins national awards, including the Best Spanish-Language Monthly Newspaper (2015, 2011, 2010, 2003) in the U.S. from the National Association of Hispanic Publications (NAHP). The same organization honored Vida Nueva with a first place as the best Spanish-language weekly in 2001, when the newspaper had a weekly release; six first place honors as a bimonthly Spanish-language publication in the 1990s, when Vida Nueva ran as a bimonthly publication.

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