Vida Nueva, the official Spanish-language publication of the Archdiocese of Los Angeles, won eight awards from the National Association of Hispanic Publications.
Among the eight awards, Vida Nueva took home first place in the less-than-weekly newspaper from the largest annual Latino media contest.
Victor Alemán’s photography won a first in the best color photograph category for “El día del trabajo,” and second place in the community photo category for “Cesar Chavez: Hombre de fe, hombre de paz.”
Alicia Morandi won a second place for her reporting on Jersey Vargas in the Hispanic success story category. She also won third place in the cultural category for her reporting on Cesar Chavez.
José A. Medina won third place for his reporting on Our Lady of Guadalupe and the evangelization in the Latin American culture category. Vida Nueva also won first place for best front page design.
NAHP 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 more than $1.17 billion in 2014. The circulation among Latino publications rose more than a million to 15.4 million last year.
The Archdiocese of Los Angeles began publishing Vida Nueva in 1991. The publication routinely wins national awards, including being recognized 10 times as the best monthly Spanish-language publication.