Over the last two decades, the media industry in Mexico has evolved rapidly. In fact, news papers in Mexico do not solely rely on revenue generated from government ads as it was in the past, but have expounded other means to generate more revenues. Today, there are several emerging media outlets in the country, explaining and analyzing the political activities and trends from all corners.
How Mexican’s Media Industry Transformed
In the last half of the 20th century, media companies in Mexico were not allowed to enjoy their freedom as they were spied by government directives and officials. PRI regularly spied journalists, and they were even threatened by the military, police and drug barons. The journalists lack professionalism because they did not access higher education. However, as the world welcomed the New Millennium in 2000, a new government was elected, which brought openness across all government agencies and their officials. Furthermore, the emerging private media outlets opened the way the evolution of the Mexican journalism in the 21st century.
Top Media Companies in Mexico
Televisa is one of the largest broadcasting firms in Mexico, although it has link the ruling party in the country, the PRI. However, the number of 24-hour cable news stations has increased drastically than it was a few years ago. Gatopardo is one of the top magazines in Mexico. It mainly covers stories in Latin America, the U.S. and Spain. El Universe is one of the most successful newspapers in Mexico. The newspaper has invested heavily in the online platform in order to cover majority of youths using mobile and tablet devices to access information.
About Alfonso de Angoitia Noriega
Alfonso de Angoitia Noriega is one of the most prominent executives in the Mexican media industry. He serves as the Executive VP of Grupo Televisa, the largest media firm among those broadcasting in the Spanish Language. He joined the board of Televisa in 1997.
Angoitia’s Career History
Before joining Grupo Televisa, Alfonso de Angoitia Noriega was based in New York City, working at White & Case LLP. Later, he formed a law firm after partnering with other attorneys. He is an instrumental financial personality at Televisa. He helped the firm secure a deal with Univision, which improved the firm’s access to the Hispanic market in the U.S. Alfonso de Angoitia Noriega serves as the member of the American School Foundation and Kardias A.C., advancing his philanthropic initiatives.