November 10, 2005
Al Dia Recieves Katie Award for Best Spanish-language Newspaper in the Region
Dallas, TX - Al Dia was the recipient of three prestigious Katie awards, including the one for best Spanish-language newspaper in the region. It also won in general news and feature story categories for the work of staff writer Isabel Morales for her Desaparecidos-Cifra Trágica and Con Rostro Hispano stories. Among the finalists also were Al Dia staffers Anabel Márquez, Francisco Rodr guez and Patricia Estrada.
"At Al Dia, we are deeply committed to serving the Hispanic community of North Texas, with quality and relevant content," said Alfredo Carbajal, managing editor.
The Katies are awarded every year by the Dallas Press Club. During this year's ceremony, November 5, the judges commented, "Stories in this newspaper are as good as any Spanish-language newspaper in the U.S."
In 2004, Al Dia received three Katie awards. Since its inception, Al Dia has been recognized by industry organizations such as the National Association of Hispanic Publications, the National Association of Hispanic Journalists and the Texas Associated Press Managing Editors.
"Al Dia strives to provide unique local content to the underserved Spanish-speaking community in North Texas in a timely manner in print and online. Our staff is honored that our journalist peers have recognized our talented and dedicated staff," said Gilbert Bailon, Publisher and Editor of Al Dia.
About Al Dia
Al Dia, published Monday through Saturday, has the largest ABC-audited daily circulation for a Spanish-language newspaper in Dallas-Ft. Worth. It is the only Spanish-language daily in the market capable of delivering to every doorstep in the 5-county area via the strong distribution network of The Dallas Morning News, and has thousands of premium distribution points via colorful racks, and inside leading retailers.
The Dallas Morning News is published by Belo Corp., one of the nation's largest media companies with a diversified group of market-leading television, newspaper, cable and interactive media assets. A Fortune 1000 company with 7,600 employees and $1.5 billion in annual revenues, Belo operates in some of America's most dynamic markets in Texas, the Northwest, the Southwest, Rhode Island, and the Mid-Atlantic. Belo owns 19 television stations, six of which are in the 15 largest U.S. broadcast markets. The Company also owns or operates seven cable news channels and manages one television station through a local marketing agreement. Belo's daily newspapers are The Dallas Morning News, The Providence Journal, The Press-Enterprise (Riverside, CA) and the Denton Record-Chronicle (Denton, TX). The Company also publishes specialty publications targeting young adults, affluent populations and the fast-growing Hispanic market, including Quick and Al Dia in Dallas/Fort Worth, and the d, El D and La Prensa in Riverside. Belo operates more than 30 Web sites associated with its operating companies. Additional information is available at www.belo.com or by contacting Carey Hendrickson, vice president/Investor Relations & Corporate Communications, at 214-977-6626.