The Economist: English-Language Newspapers in Latin America Are Struggling

Whether shutting down completely or going digital-only, many English-language newspapers in Latin American countries, including those in Argentina, Venezuela and Peru, are confronting the realities of technological change. The Internet has upended a previously successful business model for newspapers, as Anglophone immigrants and tourists can now use the Internet to “browse their hometown papers from abroad,” the Economist reports. English-language newspapers had played a critical journalistic role because they “were sometimes outspoken when the Spanish-language press was censored, perhaps partly because their writers could easily take refuge in their home countries.” Indeed, the Buenos Aires Herald, the sole newspaper that criticized Argentina’s military regime in the 1970s, announced plans to shut its doors. – YaleGlobal

The Economist: English-Language Newspapers in Latin America Are Struggling

Despite niche role in the Spanish-speaking world catering to immigrants and criticizing governments, English newspapers struggle for relevance in internet era
Tuesday, August 15, 2017
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