La Noticia Digital Newspapers, 1997-
The La Noticia, 1997- newspaper collection contains digital copies of each publication since its founding. Publications include articles and information relating to local news, entertainment, lifestyle, business, immigration, sports, and other subjects relating to daily life and culture of Charlotte-Mecklenburg. All publications are entirely in Spanish and are formatted as PDFs. Collection materials are arranged in chronological order, beginning with April 1997 through present day.
- 1997 - 2023
Conditions Governing Access
This collection is open to the public without restriction. The copyright law of the United States (Title 17, United States Code) governs the making of photocopies or other reproductions of copyrighted material.
Conditions Governing Use
Permission to duplicate or publish material from this collection must be obtained from the Robinson-Spangler Carolina Room, Charlotte Mecklenburg Library.
Biographical / Historical
La Noticia (1997-) is the largest Spanish-language newspaper between Washington, DC, and Atlanta, GA. Hilda H. Gurdián and her husband, founders of the newspaper in April 1997, moved from Caracas, Venezuela in 1992 with their two sons. The Gurdiáns previously owned a book company and had some knowledge of running a newspaper, given that Hilda’s parents owned three of them.
Despite the popularity the newspaper has now, it took Hilda 99 attempts to secure an advertiser. It only took one yes for their idea of a Spanish-language newspaper to receive unwavering support from subscribers and advertisers. It still remains as the newspaper of choice for the state’s Latinx community.
Headquartered in Charlotte, NC, La Noticia currently (as of 2020) serves over 300,000 readers in the state, with publications printed in Charlotte, Raleigh, Greensboro, and Asheville. The newspaper has tremendous influence on the Latinx community. Mecklenburg County’s Latino population rapidly grew from ~40,000 people (6.5%) at the time of the newspaper’s founding to ~153,229 people (13.8%) in 2019, according to census data.
La Noticia’s influence extends far beyond the North Carolina border; it has become a nationally recognized newspaper in the Latinx community, earning frequent national awards for its editorial, advertising, and graphics. In 2019 alone, La Noticia received 35 José Martí Awards, making it the most awarded Spanish-language paper in the United States. In 2020, La Noticia expanded its reach through online-first publishing. Now the Latino population can read valuable local news and information on a daily basis at www.lanoticia.com.
The dedicated and accomplished staff La Noticia prides themselves on the fact that “...we never underestimate our readers. We treat them with the utmost respect and consideration. This attitude has helped us earn their loyalty.”
Language of Materials
La Noticia (1997-) is the largest Spanish-language newspaper between Washington, DC, and Atlanta, GA. Hilda Gurdián and her husband founded La Noticia in April 1997, with a mission to “provide readers with local news about what is happening in your new home.” The La Noticia teams works diligently to ensure that all Spanish-speaking people who make Charlotte their home have information in their own language while adapting to a new culture and community.
The Robinson-Spangler Carolina Room and La Noticia, under the leadership of Director Hilda Gurdián, entered into a partnership in December 2020 to digitally preserve all La Noticia publications. This collection contains digital files of publications dated 1997-present.
Collection materials are arranged in chronological order.
Immediate Source of Acquisition
Copies of La Noticia publications were donated to the Robinson-Spangler Carolina Room by Hilda Gurdian (Director, La Noticia) beginning in January 2021. Donations are received on an ongoing location.
Graff, Michael. “Life Lessons: La Noticia Publisher Hilda Gurdian.” Charlotte Magazine. December 26, 2016. Accessed January 27, 2021.https://www.charlottemagazine.com/life-lessons-la-noticia-publisher-hilda-gurdian/
All materials are in digital format.
In 2020, La Noticia expanded its reach through online-first publishing. Now the Latino population can read valuable local news and information on a daily basis at www.lanoticia.com.
The processing, arrangement, and description of this collection was completed by Sydney Carroll.
- Business Subject Source: Local sources
- Charlotte Publications Subject Source: Local sources
- Hispanic Americans Subject Source: Library of Congress Subject Headings
- Immigrants Subject Source: Library of Congress Subject Headings
- Journalism Subject Source: Library of Congress Subject Headings
- Latino community Subject Source: Local sources
- Newspaper archives Subject Source: Library of Congress Subject Headings
- Periodicals Subject Source: Library of Congress Subject Headings
- Publications Subject Source: Library of Congress Subject Headings
- Spanish language Subject Source: Library of Congress Subject Headings
- Spanish newspapers Subject Source: Library of Congress Subject Headings
- Women authors Subject Source: Library of Congress Subject Headings
- La Noticia Digital Newspapers, 1997-present
- In Progress
- Sydney Carroll
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