Washington, D.C. and Miami, FL (November 10, 2015)—The Atlantic and Univision Digital, the digital division of Univision Communications Inc., are building a Spanish-language version of The Atlantic’s award-winning digital publication, CityLab.com. The new destination, to be called CityLab Latino, will feature original journalism in Spanish as well as reporting from CityLab.com, adapted and translated for the new platform. CityLab Latino is expected to launch in early 2016 at Univision.com, the #1 multi-platform digital property for U.S. Hispanics.
CityLab Latino will provide Hispanic America with coverage of the pressing issues, ideas, and innovations emerging from the world’s urban centers. The destination will offer original reporting in Spanish along with translated versions of CityLab.com articles, and will report on topics ranging from crime, politics, and immigration, to the environment, design, culture, and technology. The editorial team for CityLab Latino will be split between Miami and Washington, D.C., with writers in key cities across the country.
“This partnership allows us to widen CityLab’s range and put its ideas-driven journalism before a new audience,” said James Bennet, editor in chief and co-president of The Atlantic. “In our conversations with Univision’s team we’ve discovered an unusual alignment of values and ambitions, and we’re excited to have the chance to work alongside them.”
“We’re delighted to partner with The Atlantic to continue expanding the quantity and quality of digital content targeted to Spanish speakers in the United States,” said Isaac Lee, president of News and Digital for Univision Communications Inc. and CEO of Fusion. “CityLab’s unique, city-focused perspective and world-class journalism, combined with tailor-made, original reporting from Univision News will undoubtedly create a truly engaging digital publication that will enhance our already highly successful website, Univision.com.”
“We’re eager to work with and learn from the Univision team, which has demonstrated so much ambition and innovation in digital media,” said Bob Cohn, The Atlantic’s co-president and COO. “We also see an opportunity to bring The Atlantic’s experience and success in the events space to this partnership, taking coverage of city-related issues to live audiences in key Univision markets around the country.”
The editorial focus and sensibility of CityLab Latino will be heavily influenced by CityLab.com, which stands alone in its coverage of the cities of the future and the people and events that shape them. CityLab.com is a must-read for city-dwellers and the leading source for those who create and influence today’s cities—heralded for its sharp analysis, original reporting, and visual storytelling. Among its offerings are Navigator, a guide to urban life, and CityFixer, which curates powerful solutions-based stories around a dozen topics, from streets and climate change to aging and mass transit. The editor of CityLab.com is Sommer Mathis.
CityLab Latino is the second distinct, topic-focused content partnership for Univision Digital. In early 2014, Univision introduced the Variety Latino entertainment news brand, which provides Spanish speakers across the nation with unparalleled coverage of all aspects of the global entertainment industry.
About The Atlantic:
Founded in 1857 on the conviction that big ideas make history, The Atlantic advances new ways of seeing the world and its possibilities. A tradition of integrity, invention and optimism has made The Atlantic one of the fastest growing and most acclaimed brands in media today. Its thriving digital, live, and video platforms, like its foundational monthly magazine, address the critical questions of our times—from politics to business, technology to culture to urban affairs. The Atlantic is the flagship property of Atlantic Media, based in Washington, D.C. Its co-presidents are Editor in Chief James Bennet and Chief Operating Officer Bob Cohn.
About Univision News
Univision’s award-winning News division is committed to informing the country’s fastest growing segment across all media platforms, including TV, Radio, and Interactive. Hispanics count on the latest and most relevant content that impacts the community through: “Noticiero Univision,” the Network’s evening, late evening and weekend national newscast; Sunday public affairs program “Al Punto” (To The Point); newsmagazine shows “Aquí y Ahora” (Here and Now) and “Primer Impacto” (First Impact); as well as morning news segments on “Despierta América” (Wake Up America). Univision has strengthened its news team and expanded its news operations by adding Investigative and Documentary Units.
About Univision Communications Inc.
Univision Communications Inc. (UCI) is the leading media company serving Hispanic America. The Company, a leading content creator in the U.S., includes Univision Network, one of the top five networks in the U.S. regardless of language and the most-watched Spanish-language broadcast television network in the country available in approximately 93% of U.S. Hispanic television households; UniMás, a leading Spanish-language broadcast television network available in approximately 87% of U.S. Hispanic television households; Univision Cable Networks, including Galavisión, the most-watched U.S. Spanish-language cable network, as well as UDN (Univision Deportes Network), the most-watched U.S. Spanish-language sports network, Univision tlnovelas, a 24-hour cable network dedicated to telenovelas, ForoTV, a 24-hour Spanish-language cable network dedicated to international news, and an additional suite of cable offerings - De Película, De Película Clásico, Bandamax, Ritmoson and Telehit; Univision Television Group, which owns 59 television stations in major U.S. Hispanic markets and Puerto Rico; digital properties consisting of online and mobile websites and apps, including Univision.com, the most visited Spanish-language website among U.S. Hispanics, UVideos, a bilingual digital video network and Uforia, a music application featuring multimedia music content; and Univision Radio, the leading Spanish-language radio group in the U.S. which owns and operates 67 radio stations including stations in 16 of the top 25 U.S. Hispanic markets and Puerto Rico. UCI’s assets also include a minority stake in El Rey Network, a 24-hour English-language general entertainment cable network and a joint venture with Disney/ABC Television Network for Fusion, a 24-hour English-language news and lifestyle TV and digital network. Headquartered in New York City, UCI has television network operations in Miami and television and radio stations and sales offices in major cities throughout the United States. For more information, please visit Univision.net.