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El Vocero
vocero portada
Type Daily newspaper
Format Tabloid
Owner Caribbean International News Corp.
Editor (vacant)
Founded 1974
Language Spanish
Headquarters San Juan, Puerto Rico
Official website http://www.vocero.com

El Vocero is a Puerto Rican newspaper that is published in San Juan.

Published since 1974, El Vocero was at first the third of the four largest Puerto Rico newspapers, trailing El Mundo and El Nuevo Día and leading The San Juan Star in sales. With the temporary demise in the late 1980s of El Mundo, El Vocero became even more popular, becoming the country's second largest newspaper. It is owned by the Roca family.

For most of its history, El Vocero was known as a sensationalist tabloid that dramatized all the violent news. However, in the early 2000s, with a new board of directors, the newspaper changed its direction, becoming a mainstream newspaper, adding a much broader coverage of entertainment as well as business related news, and carrying more political news, as in the situation in Vieques.

In addition to its regular news section, El Vocero also has business, entertainment, sports, and travel sections, among others. Until recently, it was the only Spanish-language newspaper in Puerto Rico that published a daily editorial until 'El Nuevo Día', as part of its recent makeover, started featuring a daily editorial. The English-language 'The San Juan Star' has published daily editorials since its inception, having received a Pulitzer Prize in 1960 for editorial writing.

"El Vocero" reaches every city in Puerto Rico, outselling the competition in many of them, with a paid circulation of 136,000 copies. It also has abridged New York, Miami, and Chicago editions.

Gaspar Roca was responsible for most, if not all, of the successful freedom-of-information judicial cases in Puerto Rico.

On April 8th, 2007, Gaspar Roca, the paper's founding publisher and editor in chief died due to a respiratory arrest. He was replaced by his son Miguel Roca. A new generation is expected to assume their editorial and business roles.[1]

References

  1. ^ Primera Hora. "Fallece fundador de El Vocero". http://www.puertadetierra.com/noticias/vocero/g_roca.htm. Retrieved 2007-07-22. |

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