Day of Design: 20 Years of Newspaper Design

The San Juan Star

San Juan, Puerto Rico

The now-defunct The San Juan Star was an English-language, Pulitzer Prize-winning newspaper based in San Juan, Puerto Rico. The newspaper was published by Star Media Network, a subdivision of San Juan Star, Inc.

The newspaper was founded in 1959. In 1997, The San Juan Star began an attempt to expand its audience by introducing a Spanish version of the same newspaper, called El San Juan Star.

On Friday August 29, 2008, The Star published its last issue and closed down with publisher Gerry Angulo blaming the union for not agreeing to cost cuts. At the time, the Star had 120 employees. The paper had reportedly been losing money for several years and the losses deepened due to the 2008 recession.

Source: Wikipedia

Read a 1993 design note from The San Juan Star


39,000 circulation

63 staff

1993 Frontpage
The San Juan Star front page from Feb. 10, 1993


N/A circulation

N/A staff

2013 Frontpage
The San Juan Star front page from Feb. 10, 2013 (Or Feb. 8 page)