South America

Journalism in South America encompasses myriad forms and functions, making simple generalizations impossible. However, some trends have been observed across various nations in recent years that have impacted the regional panorama of the continent’s news media, including the following: a digital transformation that has radically changed South American approach to news; political battles for new legislation to shift ownership patterns; grassroots movements to demand more pluralism and a wider representation of perspectives; a decrease in public trust in media; and worsening conditions for the exercise of independent journalism, as media–state relations deteriorate in numerous countries.

The Evolving Press Models of News

Journalism has a long history in South America. While forms of mass communication existed before colonial powers arrived by the late 19th century most South ...

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