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Digital native media in Central America: reshaping the online news sphere

Libro: The politics of technology in Latin America Volume 2. Digital media, daily life and public engagement
Lugar de Edición: New York
Editorial: Routledge
Fecha de publicación: 2020
Página Inicial - Final: 149 - 160
ISBN: 9780367360115
Resumen: Since the beginning of the 21st century, Latin American media panorama is undergoing deep transformations. As in other regions of the world, an increasingly influential actor is emerging in the market: digital native publications. This chapter explores the increasing importance of digital native news media in Central America. Based on the analysis of a sample of 88 such publications, this study puts together the origins, current features and performance of the digital native media in the six Spanish-speaking countries of this area: Guatemala, El Salvador, Honduras, Nicaragua, Costa Rica and Panama. The study concludes that, although the main part of the audience and the business remains in the hands of the legacy media, digital native publications are reshaping the media landscape of Central America. Thus, this chapter provides a comprehensive analysis of a phenomenon that is transforming the media within those countries, helping to better understand the present and possible future impacts of these new media actors in the public sphere of this region.