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Topic “Animal Político”

Animal Político of Mexico and Univisión Noticias of U.S. among winners of Ortega y Gasset Journalism Awards

Mexican and U.S. media outlets, as well as Spanish journalists and photographers, were announced as the winners of the Ortega y Gasset Journalism Awards from Spanish newspaper El País. Read more »


Animal Político shakes the Mexican political class with innovations in content, presentation and collaborative projects

In Mexico it is common to hear the phrase "a little bird told me" when someone shares information whose source you can not (or do not want) to reveal. Read more »


Learning to Live with the Narco: stories of fear told in a new journalistic project in Mexico

“Since the government of Felipe Calderón declared ‘war’ against organized crime, the Mexican media have covered disappearances and deaths, but we forgot to narrate the day after.” So explains the introduction of the new Mexican digital portal Learning to Live with the Narco, or drug trafficker. Read more »


Data journalism project NarcoData peels back curtain on Mexican organized crime

A transnational collaboration between two Latin American digital sites has resulted in yet another data journalism project that exposes structures of some of the region’s biggest power players.

NarcoData, a project between Mexican digital news site Animal Político and Chilean digital platform Poderopedia, peels back the curtain on criminal groups in Mexico over the past four decades.

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6 entrepreneurial journalists offer advice on how to start a new digital outlet (video)

The best advice to young journalists looking to start a new digital outlet from Daniel Eilemberg, the founder of popular Mexican news site Animal Politico, is simple: just do it. Read more »


Popular Mexican news site Animal Político seeks to eliminate dependence on government advertising


Now that they've reached the largest social media audience in Mexico, the next step for the popular news site Animal Político is to diversify their revenues and completely avoid the publicity purchased by the Mexican government, the most important advertiser for news outlets covering politics and general information in the country. Read more »


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