‘The New York Times’ Launches Spanish-language Edition; Sadly not Called ‘El New York Times’

Behold: Spanish text above the fold
Oy, vey! There’s Spanish text on the front page *and* above the fold!

Monday, February 8, 2016 was a good day for Spanish-language media.

The New York Times officially announced what had been the worst kept secret in town: The launch of a Spanish-language Website to “offer the best of our journalism for a Spanish-speaking audience.”

In a note to readers, editor Lydia Polgreen introduced the Spanish-language site, adding it will not only include translated material from the New York Times, but original stories by a growing team of editors and reporters, mostly based in Mexico. Polgreen also tweeted the following photo of a very-happy-looking team in what looks like a tiny office:

This blogger promptly favorited the site, followed everyone involved and even signed up to receive The New York Times en Español newsletter, mostly because it features a section called Reposado, which I believe has something to do with tequila, so ¡Yay!


So… ¡Salud! y ¡Que viva el Niuyortáims en español!


Because the Colombia-Not-Columbia Blunder is so Passé…

Well, at least it doesn't say 'Columbia.'
Well, at least it doesn’t say ‘Columbia.’
Having mastered the art of writing “Colombia” when it meant to write “Columbia,” The New York Times via The Associated Press has decided to move onto yet another Latin American-themed, Spanish-language mixup.

So, as I was saying: #ItsManuelNotManual*

Just like #ItsColombiaNotColumbia

Hat tip: @tropicarlitos

It’s Official: NYT Editors Don’t Read Mi Blog es tu Blog

ethnicdollI always suspected the editors and reporters of the New York Times didn’t use my blog as reference for anything. But today I was finally able to prove it.

According to a May 11 article, City Room’s Jennifer Lee wrote about the difficulty of finding a racially mixed set of dolls for a Tuesday demonstration on AIDS awareness in City Hall:

Even in New York City, it was a scramble to get dolls to reflect their desired demographics. “A few people who purchased dolls found it very hard to find brown or black baby dolls,” said Krishna Stone, a spokeswoman for Gay Men’s Health Crisis. “I went to three 99-cent stores and couldn’t find any. Another colleague went to four stores. What is that about?”

Had she been reading my blog, she would have found Hispanic dolls aplenty here, here and here…Oh, and here too!