By: E&P Staff
The Lozano family, founders of La Opini?n in Los Angeles, will receive the prestigious Jos? Ortega y Gasset Award for Spanish-language journalism in Madrid, Spain, on May 4, the paper announced Wednesday.
The award was created in 1984 by the Spanish national daily El Pais to honor professionals for journalistic contributions and influential careers. It is named after the Spanish writer and philosopher.
La Opini?n, now owned by ImpreMedia LLC, said it is getting the award “for its pioneering trajectory over 80 years creating and maintaining an unprecedented media outlet for the growing Hispanic population in the United States.”
With a circulation of 124,436, La Opini?n is the largest Spanish-language daily in the U.S.
“This is the most significant recognition in La Opini?n’s history,” said Monica Lozano, the newspaper’s publisher and CEO. “We are incredibly honored and humbled that such a prestigious organization and renowned journalism authority, El Pais newspaper, has recognized our commitment to editorial excellence in support of the Hispanic community.