William and Vicky Díaz Silvana Díaz
William and Vicky Díaz
Founders of La Noticia
Founders William and Vicky Díaz established Noticia in 1991 from a 1-bedroom apartment in Hempstead, with the sole mission to inform and educate the Hispanic community of Long Island through a reliable and professional medium.
The Diaz family also founded Fundacion Hispanoamericana, a scholarship foundation in 2005 for Hispanic students of Long Island; inspired by their daughters experience as immigrant students.
In 2009, Silvana and her sister Cinthia became the new proprietors of this weekly publication. They focused on modernizing the business and expanding its reach through noticiali.com and social media platforms.
Continuing with the pattern and mission of expanding and improving their publications is how the Díaz family decided to join Schneps Communications in 2018. Schneps Communications is a 30-year-old local media company, publisher of more than 20 community publications including the Queens Courier, Long Island Press and El Correo – their 15-year-old Spanish language newspaper servicing the city boroughs.
Silvia Díaz is now serving as publisher of the Hispanic Media group under this new merger with Schneps Communications. The combined reach of their print, digital platforms and events division is over 500,000.
This new venture has combined New York’s largest Hispanic demographic areas under one umbrella, a dream come true for the Díaz family.