BY TIMOTHY BOLGER
Schneps Communications, the parent company of the Long Island Press, has acquired Noticia, a popular Spanish-language media company with more than 150,000 readers online and in print.
They have served the Long Island communities for over 26 years. Schneps, which owns and operates 22 other publications, events and websites throughout New York City and Long Island, is planning to continue to publish Noticia on Long Island and will separately publish El Correo of NY, the company’s other Spanish-language newspaper that serves Brooklyn, Queens, Manhattan and the Bronx.
“We’re very proud to have acquired Noticia and the very special people who have built it the past 26 years,” says Victoria Schneps-Yunis, president and founder of Schneps Communications. “This will offer an unparalleled opportunity for clients who want to reach the Hispanic/Latino audience in New York City and Long Island. We’re thrilled to bring on board as the publisher of El Correo of NY and Noticia, Silvana Diaz.”
Schneps-Yunis adds that the combined talent of Noticia and El Correo Karmina L. Fonseca will be editor in chief of both publications brings “four decades of quality news to the Spanish-speaking communities of our region.” Fonseca will be editor in chief of both publications.
Silvana Diaz, the publisher of Noticia, lives in Baldwin and her parents, William and Vicky Diaz, founded the paper in 1991. Silvana and her sister, Cinthia, became co-owners in 2009. The newspaper also ran successful Hispanic networking events and a scholarship fund, Fundación Hispanoamericana, for many years.
“Our family is excited to be joining the Schneps Communications family, where our mutual goal is to continue to serve our communities from NYC to Long Island, through all our platforms – print, digital and event marketing,” Diaz says. “It is with great responsibility and humbleness that I take this new role of publisher of Schneps Communications Hispanic Media Division,” she continues. “It has been my family’s mission to give a voice and empower our community through unbiased and accurate local news reporting. This mission now expands geographically and demographically.”