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Published:February 25th, 2008 10:42 EST

The SOP: Now Also in French & Spanish

By Krzys Wasilewski


Vero Beach, FL., Feb. 25. The Student Operated Press (SOP) is now available in two new language versions: French and Spanish. Each version has its own separate website " for Spanish speaking readers and for French readers. Together with the main website " " the Student Operated Press has become one of the leading online sources of news and opinion.

Around 39 million Hispanics are said to be living in the United States. Therefore, with a considerable number of French speaking people in Canada and elsewhere, the extension of the services offered by the SOP to those two communities came naturally. Although the website has published some articles in Spanish and French before, the separate addresses should make them easier to distinguish from pieces in English, which dominate the website.

We are publishing Department of State news in Spanish and French as well as students who write in those languages, " says Judyth Piazza, the founder of the Student Operated Press. We have always been a global news source and we wanted to reach an even wider audience. "

Judyth Piazza can be reached at


About the SOP

"The Student Operated Press boasts 300 editors and journalists from 26 countries, on five different continents. Readers receive the latest news, skillfully written and studiously edited. On a daily basis, the website publishes articles that cover a wide range of topics and represent different political and social perception. Over 300,000 hits are recorded each month and this number is up-and-coming.

The website was established by Judyth Piazza in September 2005. From a project of a single mom-turned-successful journalist, the Student Operated Press has evolved into one of the fastest growing services on the Internet. Undaunted by the enormity of the task, Piazza says:

I believe that the SOP will be in the top 100 most visited news sources on the web within the next three years. It is also my goal to help place 20,000 students in media related jobs throughout the world whether it is broadcast or print within the next 10 years. ""