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Former Glamour Reporter Velasquez Picked To Lead Latino News Site

Shirley_Headshot2.jpgMy Latino Voice, a Web site focused on Latino news and culture, has named Shirley Velasquez editor-in-chief.

Velasquez is an award-winning journalist who has worked as a senior reporter at Glamour magazine since 2003. During her time at the Condé Nast pub, Velasquez worked on a number of influential pieces including on story that required her to go undercover as an undocumented factory worker.

She also made news in 2006 over a controversial Q&A with Afghanistan’s president Hamid Karzai, solidifying her reputation as a probing reporter not afraid to ask tough questions or delve into challenging topics — like the poor treatment of women in Afghanistan — even though she worked for a magazine that is considered by many to be merely about fashion.

Throughout her career, Velasquez has also worked for CNN, Ellegirl, Publisher’s Weekly, Latina, Ms. Magazine, InStyle and The South China Morning Post.

“There are so many inspiring and dramatic stories about Latinos that remain untold,” Velasquez said. “My Latino Voice publishes stories that take a 360 degree look at the lives of Latinos in America in a way that nobody else is doing, and I’m thrilled to be a part of it.”

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Former ElleGirls Launch I Heart Daily for Teen Girls

logo.gifWhat to do when the readers won’t come to you? Go to them! Teen fashion magazines have been hit hard during the recent tsunami that’s been rolling through the media world — CosmoGirl! folded last month, and ElleGirl and Teen People closed in 2006 — now two former ElleGirl editors have decided to take matters into their own hands.

Anne Ichikawa and Melissa Walker have just launched I Heart Daily an email newsletter and website that delivers one item each day from the world of entertainment, fashion, beauty or news — think an a fresher version of Daily Candy but aimed at teenage girls. Say the ladies: “During our years in print, we realized that magazine websites were often an afterthought, running repurposed magazine pieces, stories that were killed, or content that was deemed ‘not good enough’ for print. Lame.” Lame indeed, bet they are re-thinking that strategy now! Anyway, Ichikawa and Walker assure there will be nothing lame about I Heart Daily. See for yourself here.