La Voz de Indiana started business in September 1999. Liliana Hamnik conceived of the idea to start a newspaper for the Spanish-speaking community of Indiana to educate and inform the growing Latin-American community. La Voz is published in Spanish and English, and the organization is a registered WMBE—women-owned or minority-owned business enterprise.
With close to 500,000 Latinos in Indiana, one-fifth of those in Indianapolis, La Voz works to improve and increase the accessibility of its content to its community. La Voz creates content in both Spanish and English. Bilingual content has led to increased access to news for the non-English subscribers of the newspaper. The newspaper is available free in print and online versions.
The print version of the newspaper is distributed biweekly in Indianapolis, the surrounding counties, and across the state in almost every major city. Indianapolis and its surrounding counties comprise La Voz’s primary market, with 85 percent of distribution. La Voz also reaches a wide audience through its website, created in December 1999, social media posts on Facebook, and email blasts.
Coverage includes a broad range of topics including top news, world news, politics, business, health, style, travel, entertainment, sports, and classified ads. With the vast array of topics available to the community, La Voz hopes to ease the acclimation of Latino immigrants to life in America, specifically Indiana, by covering issues that shape Latino lives but not necessarily the lives of Hoosiers.
Digital Indy, a division of Special Collections at themaintains a database of more than 500 editions of the newspaper.