This daily newspaper is commonly known as La Prensa. It is a mainstream metropolitan newspaper and became one of the first newspapers to print in color in Central America. La Prensa was founded by Jose and Antonio Dutriz. Its first issue was printed and distributed on May 10, 1915. On August 9, 1939 the papers La Prensa and El Grafico were merged and were renamed La Prensa Grafica.
El Diario de Hoy was founded by Napoleon Viera Altamirano and his wife, Mercedes Madriz de Altamirano on May 2, 1936. Since then, the newspaper has been owned by this family. This morning newspaper is part of the Latin American Newspaper Association. El Diario de Hoy also has an open online edition.
Founded in 1998, El Faro is an online digital newspaper. This newspaper claims to be the first exclusively digital newspaper in Latin America. El Faro has grown steadily since its creation in April 1998. Editors of the newspaper adapted an alternative sort of journalism. This journalism is based on long in-depth pieces, investigative journalism, and political analyses. Content is paramount to form, and this principle is explained by the flexibility of the digital format. The newspaper also attracted contributions from diverse recognized personalities from the Salvadoran and Latin American, academic and political environments.
This alternative newspaper was founded by journalist Miguel Pinto on November 5, 1890. The paper was originally named Siglo XX (20th century), it was soon renamed El Latinoamericano. After the editorial was destroyed by fire, the newspaper was revived under a new name of Diario Latino. After the newspaper was attacked and threatened by the military, it was later registered as Propiedad de Editora Salvadoreña de Periodicos, Revistas y Publicidad. In June 1989, its employees stopped receiving their wages, they decided to organize and form a union that took over operations, changing its name to Diario Co Latino. In 2009, Eduardo Vazquez-Becker began editing a newspaper and named it Diario Latino.
This daily morning newspaper was first published by Dr. Juan Jose Borga. Originally it was an evening paper published from Monday to Saturday, then it switched to morning publication in 2004. Several journalists from the Tribuna Libre joined the new paper led by Waldo Chavez Velasco. In a 1991 report, the paper was described as “less conservative” than the other leading daily papers in El Salvador.