01 Oct Faith In Brooklyn for September 28: DeSales Media announces editor’s promotion | Brooklyn Daily Eagle
Brooklyn Daily Eagle
September 28, 2018
Move Places Talented Editor at Helm Of Two-Award Winning Newspapers
The Editor of Nuestra Voz, the Roman Catholic Diocese of Brooklyn’s Spanish-language newspapers, Jorge I. Domínguez-López, has been promoted to editor-in-chief of publications for DeSales Media Group. The move puts Domínguez-López at the helm of the two award-winning newspapers of the Brooklyn Diocese, which also publishes the English-language The Tablet.
“Jorge was the clear choice for this new role,” said Vito Formica, executive director of news content and development. Formica leads the DeSales Media Group’s news department, which also includes the nightly newscast Currents News. He added, “Jorge’s impressive credentials and his deep understanding of the Church will play a critical role in our strategy to provide all readers in the diocese and beyond with even more high-quality, faith-based journalism across all media platforms.”
A Cuban-American editor and writer, Domínguez-López was born in Havana. He earned his Bachelor of Arts degree in history from St. John’s University. In the early 1990s, he was one of the founders of the Studies Center of the Archdiocese of Havana, Cuba, and Vivarium magazine, the first independent and Catholic publication in Cuba since 1959. After immigrating to the United States, Jorge worked as a translator, editor and writer for the Education Department at McGraw-Hill Companies. He has worked as a freelance writer, translator and editor for book publishers HarperCollins, Simon & Schuster, and Little, Brown and Company among others. In New York, he was the founding editor of Béisbol Mundial, a sports magazine with a monthly circulation of one million copies.
Since May 2015, he has been the editor of Nuestra Voz. During this time, Nuestra Voz has become one of the leading Spanish Catholic newspapers in North America, with 51 Catholic Press Association awards, including second place for Spanish Publication of the Year, Best Spanish Editorial Page and Editor of the Year. Nuestra Voz has evolved from a monthly print newspaper to a daily online source of Catholic news in Spanish with an international audience. Recently, Nuestra Voz became the most followed page among the Brooklyn Diocese social media pages.
Moreover, Formica announced that long-time reporter for The Tablet, Brooklyn native Marie Elena Giossi has been promoted to managing editor. Giossi reports to Domínguez-López, and assists him in overseeing the day-to-day operation and production of the newspaper.
Highlights of her Tablet career include covering two papal visits to New York, 2008 and 2015; two World Youth Days, Germany, 2005, and Australia, 2008, and the National Catholic Youth Conference in Ohio, 2007.
Former editor of The Tablet, Ed Wilkinson, who was honored at the World Communications Day in May, will stay on staff as editor emeritus. In his expanded role, Wilkinson will serve as an editorial advisor, he will create a detailed newspaper archive, and he will work directly with Chief Operating Officer of DeSales Media Group William Maier.
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