Hispanic Link


Hispanic Link, also known as Hispanic Link Weekly Report, was a weekly newspaper established in 1981 and focused on news, information, and commentary related to the U.S. Hispanic community.


Hispanic Link was founded in 1981 by Charlie Ericksen, a journalist and former newspaper editor who recognized the need for a publication to report directly on events and issues affecting the Hispanic community in the United States.

The newspaper located its offices in Washington, D.C., and established its presence in the region by covering the proceedings of the United States Congress, the White House, and other government agencies with a focus on issues of concern to the Hispanic community. Hispanic Link quickly became a leading source of news and information for the Hispanic community in the United States.

The first edition of the newspaper was printed on October 8, 1981, as a weekly publication known as the Hispanic Link Weekly Report. The newspaper derived its name from its early days when it was distributed through a network of communications links established among various Hispanic organizations and activists throughout the country.


Hispanic Link provided in-depth news coverage of the U.S. Hispanic community, with a focus on highlighting the important issues and concerns faced by Hispanic Americans. Its reporting spanned a wide range of topics, including politics, immigration, education, business, culture, and entertainment.

Throughout its history, Hispanic Link was known for its commitment to producing high-quality journalism that accurately represented the diverse Latino community in the United States. Its editorial content was written by a team of experienced journalists and columnists, who provided original reporting, analysis, and commentary on issues of relevance to the Hispanic community.

The newspaper also produced special issues focused on specific topics of importance to the Hispanic community, including immigration reform, civil rights, and voting rights.


Hispanic Link quickly became one of the most respected and widely-read sources of news and information for the U.S. Hispanic community. Over the years, it was awarded numerous accolades for its journalism, including multiple awards from the National Association of Hispanic Publications (NAHP).

In 2010, the newspaper ceased print publication due to financial constraints, but continued as an online publication until 2016. Its legacy as a leading voice for the U.S. Hispanic community lives on, and its reporting and commentary continue to be cited by journalists, policymakers, and scholars interested in the issues that impact the Latino community in the United States.


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