LA PRENSA | THE PRESS
LA PRENSA is the main source for Spanish-language news from Western and Central Iowa focused on local news and sports with advertising aimed at the Hispanic population. Serving a wide swath of Iowa and hitting the communities of Storm Lake, Denison, Carroll, Perry, Spencer, Cherokee, Ames, Vail, and the Des Moines Area.
LA PRENSA de Iowa, es la fuente principal de noticias en español al servicio de los latinos. Con temas locales, deportes y salud entre otros. Nuestro enfoque está directamente dirigido a los hispanohablantes de las ciudades de Storm Lake, Denison, Carroll, Perry, Spencer, Cherokee, Ames, Vail y Des Moines.
Currently, LA PRENSA reaches more than 20,000 resident readers in Central and Western Iowa. Newspaper print publications are available in Storm Lake, Denison, Carroll, Perry, Ames, Spencer, Cherokee, Vail and the Des Moines area. However, the online presence of LA PRENSA reaches Spanish-speaking audiences beyond this demographic.
LA PRENSA offers an excellent opportunity to reach out to Latinos in Iowa, offering the best publicity with positive results.
Actualmente, LA PRENSA llega a más de 20,000 lectores residentes del Centro y Oeste de Iowa. Las publicaciones impresas del periódico están disponibles en las ciudades de Storm Lake, Denison, Carroll, Perry, Ames, Spencer, Cherokee, Vail y el área de Des Moines. Sin embargo, la presencia en línea de LA PRENSA llega a audiencias de habla hispana más allá de esta demografía.
LA PRENSA ofrece la excelente oportunidad de llegar a los latinos de Iowa, con la contundencia de poseer la mejor publicidad con resultados positivos, dirigido a los hispanohablantes del Centro y Oeste de Iowa.
Our Mission | Nuestra Misión
LA PRENSA was founded in 2006 and has been the leading source of information for the Spanish speaking populations throughout Central and Western Iowa. LA PRENSA’s stories are available via a bi-weekly printed newspaper and social media outlets with local, national and international news as well as area sports and activities. LA PRENSA prides itself on bringing current information to Spanish-speaking readers who might otherwise be uninformed and miss out on important opportunities and changes within their communities and beyond. LA PRENSA’s management and production team includes seasoned journalism professionals and native Spanish speakers with a passion for making news more accessible.
LA PRENSA fue fundada en el año 2006, desde entonces ha sido la principal fuente de información para los pobladores de habla hispana en todo el Centro y Oeste de Iowa. Los artículos del periódico de LA PRENSA están disponibles a través de una publicación impresa quincenal, al igual que en los diferentes Medios Sociales. El contenido de LA PRENSA abarca temas locales, deportes y actividades de las diferentes Ciudades de cobertura, así como las noticias nacionales e internacionales.
El equipo de gestión y producción de LA PRENSA está formado por profesionales con experiencia en periodismo y hablantes del idioma nativo, con gran pasión por hacer realidad que las noticias en español sean más accesibles al consumidor hispanohablante.
Meet the Team | Conozca Nuestro Equipo
The team at LA PRENSA consists of a range of professionals with various degrees and skills, all of whom have a strong desire to provide news to our Spanish speaking friends and neighbors. LA PRENSA believes in community and inclusion, that information should be made available for all to understand. You can count on LA PRENSA to bring you the latest news, with a focus on facts. LA PRENSA delivers content that is informative and interesting all while relating to the concerns of our Hispanic population in the state of Iowa and beyond. Want to know more? Contact us!
El equipo de LA PRENSA está compuesto por una gama de profesionales con diversos grados y habilidades, todos los cuales tienen un gran deseo de brindar noticias a nuestros amigos y vecinos hispanohablante. LA PRENSA cree en la comunidad y la inclusión, que la información debe estar disponible para que todos la entiendan. Puede contar con LA PRENSA para traerle las últimas noticias, con un enfoque en los hechos. LA PRENSA ofrece contenido que es informativo e interesante en todos los aspectos relacionados con las preocupaciones de nuestra población hispana en el estado de Iowa y más allá. ¿Quiere saber más? ¡Contáctenos!
A native of Esteli, Nicaragua, Lorena E. López is a seasoned journalist. López started in television journalism in Nicaragua and hosted a popular talk-show for Channel 6, a primary station in her native nation. López, who is bilingual, emigrated to the United States in the 1990s. She worked in a variety of positions, including as a nurse, before launching Denison, Iowa-based LA PRENSA Spanish Language Newspaper with her son, Carlos Arguello, a Des Moines entrepreneur. López, the owner and primary writer and photographer for LA PRENSA, is frequently a guest or source for major national publications and news outlets, such as The Washington Post, The New York Times and Univision, where her views on Latinos in rural areas and observations on the Iowa presidential nominating process are highly sought. She lives in Denison, and her office is located in same downtown building as the Donna Reed Center for The Performing Arts. López can be reached by phone at (712) 790-1563 or by email at email@example.com
Carlos Arguello, a Des Moines-based entrepreneur, is the son of La Prensa editor Lorena Lopez. Arguello and his mother co-founded La Prensa in 2006. Arguello, whose career started with John Deere and evolved into independent ownership of several businesses in Iowa, continues as a consultant for the Spanish-language newspaper. Arguello is a native of Managua, Nicaragua. He now lives in Grimes, outside of Des Moines, with his wife, Melinda, and two children, Sebastian and Evelyn. An alum of the University of Northern Iowa, he earned the John Pappajohn Entrepreneur Award while at that school.
Ashley Larson has been working alongside LA PRENSA in promotion and bookkeeping support since 2014. She is a licensed educator and has taught ELL and Spanish in Iowa, Colorado and Costa Rica. Ashley currently works serving migrant farmworkers and underserved individuals across the state of Iowa.
Meriah is the latest addition to LA PRENSA, bringing 10+ years of graphic design experience. She has visited several countries in Central America and is currently studying Spanish. She is proud to call Denison her home where she lives with her husband. In addition to working with LA PRENSA, Meriah runs her own graphic design business, Roo Bea Design Co.
Jon Sampson has been doing newspaper publishing design for 25 years. He began working with LA PRENSA in 2007 and has been designing the newspaper’s ads and formatting the articles ever since. Jon lives in Carroll with his wife, Tammera, and two sons, Ben and Everett. His full-time job is Executive Director at Central Church of Carroll.
Douglas Burns, a fourth-generation Iowa journalist and co-owner of the Carroll and Jefferson, Iowa newspapers is a regular contributor to La Prensa with business and political stories. Burns, who lives in Carroll where he has overseen the newsrooms of his family’s newspapers, has written for Inside Washington Publishers in Washington, D.C., The Palm Beach Post in Florida and the Ames Tribune and Iowa Independent. Burns is an alum of Northwestern University in Evanston, Illinois. Burns also serves as the advertising consultant for La Prensa with political campaigns. He can be reached at (712) 830-4046 or by email at firstname.lastname@example.org