Tribune Publishing will stop producing Hoy, its Spanish-language newspaper, the Chicago Tribune reported.
Print and online production will cease Dec. 13, the company said.
In 2017, Hoy switched from three days a week to weekly production. The paper was started in 2003, taking the place of Exito, which the Chicago Tribune launched in 1993, the paper says.
The paper has around a half-dozen staff members. All affected employees should have the opportunity to take open positions inside the company, said a spokesman for Chicago-based Tribune Publishing.
The Hoy brand first emerged in New York in 1998. In 2000, Tribune Co. bought Hoy New York as part of the purchase of Times Mirror, which also owned the Los Angeles Times, the Tribune reported. In 2007, Hoy New York was sold to ImpreMedia. In 2018, Tribune Publishing, going by the name Tronc, sold Hoy Los Angeles along with the Los Angeles Times to billionaire Patrick Soon-Shiong. Tribune’s closing of Hoy Chicago doesn’t touch Hoy Los Angeles, the Tribune said.
Tribune Publishing will grow Spanish-language content with the syndicated Tribune Content Agency and is looking at other options to serve Hispanic readers, the spokesman said.