Utah journalist launching new Spanish-language newspaper in Utah, The Spanish Times, with initial publication of 5,000 copies twice a month

SALT LAKE CITY, Utah , September 13, 2013 () – A veteran Utah journalist is launching a Spanish-language newspaper in Utah.

Reinaldo Escobar says The Spanish Times is filling a need for the state's Latino community after two Spanish papers operated by the Deseret News and The Salt Lake Tribune closed in recent years.

Escobar used to work for the Deseret News' publication, El Observador de Utah.

He says The Spanish Times will reach out to the state's Latino community and non-Latino Spanish speakers such as Mormon missionaries who may read it to help their language skills.

The Salt Lake Tribune reports (http://bit.ly/1ejp9PH ) Escobar initially plans to publish 5,000 copies twice a month.

The first edition is available for free at many Latino businesses and some grocery stores. The next edition is scheduled for Sept. 29.

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Information from: The Salt Lake Tribune, http://www.sltrib.com

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