Tu Ciudad publisher's closure email

What I posted earlier was the word from corporate headquarters at Emmis. Tu Ciudad's founder and publisher, Jaime Gamboa, takes it more personally.

Colleagues, peers, friends and family,

It is with deep regret that I must inform you that Emmis Publishing, the parent company of Tu Ciudad magazine, has suspended our publication and business effective Thursday, June 12th. On the heels of celebrating our third anniversary with the current June/July “Best of Latino L.A.” issue, the milestone is bittersweet. My entire team has been instrumental in what was accomplished in a short period of time. However, due to the current economic climate and our partners’ corporate struggle with other aspects of their businesses, we are faced with the realities of today's hardship.

I am extremely proud of our team's ability to produce such a high quality product for the dynamic Latino and Los Angeles community. We have been so touched and honored by the enormous support of readers and humbled by our industry accolades. Ciudad set new standards for Hispanic media and regional publishing by being the first to penetrate this category of acculturated Latinos who are professional, civic-minded, successful individuals. Ciudad quickly became the largest circulated magazine for the Hispanic market in Los Angeles and served the city with a unique voice that is often overlooked.

Our ambitious goal of providing our audience with the best the city has to offer was accomplished, but short-lived. I am absolutely indebted to all of the strong talent who contributed to the publication, especially our editorial architects, Angelo Figueroa and Oscar Garza. We thank every individual who expressed interest and enthusiasm for our efforts and allowed us to work so passionately and diligently for you during these past few years.

Many of you will be contacted directly by myself or other representatives from the magazine to personally address our closure. As always, I am available to answer any concerns or questions.

Lastly, I am hopeful to give the brand new life in the near future. Until then, I want to say that this has been a dream of mine come true and I thank you for making Ciudad a part of your life.

Best regards,

Jaime Gamboa
Founder/Publisher Tu Ciudad magazine

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