The New York Times breaks a language barrier
A week ahead Pope Francis’ visit to Mexico, The New York Times officially launched a Spanish-language website based in Mexico City.
According to a press release from the company, The New York Times en Español will cover news and issues of interest to a Spanish-speaking audience. For the most part, the website will have journalists covering Argentina, Brazil, Venezuela and of course Mexico. There will also be staff writers in New York and Miami.
The Times promises original articles as well as translated articles from their English website. Some of the original reporting will also be translated into English for the main website.
“We are thrilled to offer a robust selection of the best New York Times journalism to readers in Spanish,” said Joseph Kahn, assistant international editor. “We have long had the most probing, impactful coverage of Latin America. Now a first-rate team will bring that journalism, along with a curated selection of our full news and opinion report and some customized offerings to regional readers in their own language.”
Interesting to note is that content on the new Spanish-language website will be free to non-subscribers.