Brothers Antonio Dutriz and José Dutriz formed a commencial partnership known as Dutríz Hermanos on October 14, 1903. La Prensa
was then founded by José and Antonio Dutriz, and its first issue was printed and distributed on May 10, 1915 .
The first issue had four standard size pages.
The newspaper expanded and bought new equipment in 1916.
Antonio and José Dutriz were the first directors of the newspaper. Antonio retired in 1928 due to illness
and José Dutriz remained as sole owner.
José Dutriz retired in 1934 and the newspaper was then directed by Manuel Andino.
José Quetglas became director of the newspaper on November 5, 1939 and merged the newspapers La Prensa
and El Gráfico
on August 9, 1939 The combined newspaper was then renamed La Prensa Gráfica
During Quetglas' term as director, the newspaper had to deal with the issue of censorship under the government of General Maximiliano Hernández Martínez
The directors and owners of the newspaper encountered several problems under the Hernández Martínez government. José Dutriz, Jr. was incarcerated and Quetglas was being persecuted in an attempt to execute him. Quetglas went into exile and on April 2, 1944, Ramón Pleités became the acting director of the newspaper.
Due to Quetglas repatriation, Pleités assumed the title of director on July 17, 1944.
After the situation stabilized in El Salvador, José Dutriz Jr. became the director of the newspaper in 1951. During his term, Dutriz, Jr. introduced the use of classifieds and cartoon comics.
Dutriz Jr. retired in 1986 and Rodolfo Dutriz became the new director of the newspaper.
A book published in 2002, titled "José Dutriz y el diario ‘La Prensa' ” relates the history of the newspaper and its founder.
Television chain Univisión
and La Prensa
forged an alliance in 2004 to foster the exchange of information. Under this agreement, the newspaper will have direct transmission, via satellite
, of its news to the United States
- Alberto Arene
- Ana María Herrarte
- Carlos Alejandro Varaona
- Diego Recalde
- Rafael Castellanos
- Kalena de Velado
- Geovanny Vicente
- Ismael Cala
- Lionel Torielo Nájera
- Rodrigo Guerra y Guerra
- Rutilio Silvestri
Other newspapers in El Salvador
- ^ See Centro de Intercambio y Solidaridad, Bulletin, May/June 2004. Archived 2007-10-25 at the Wayback Machine
- ^ a b c dhttp://www.laprensagrafica.com/grupodutriz/02.asp
- ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 2008-03-07. Retrieved 2008-02-20.
- ^ a b c d e f ghttp://www.laprensagrafica.com/grupodutriz/07.asp
- ^ a bhttp://www.laprensagrafica.com/grupodutriz/03.asp
- ^ "Vértice / 20 de enero 2002". elsalvador.com.
- ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 2008-02-29. Retrieved 2008-02-20.
- ^ http://www.azcentral.com/lavoz/spanish/latin-america/articles/latin-america_193700.html
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