about  /   archives  /   contact  /   subscribe  /   twitter    
Share this entry
Make this entry better

What are we missing? Is there a key link we skipped, or a part of the story we got wrong?

Let us know — we’re counting on you to help Encyclo get better.

Put Encyclo on your site
Embed this Encyclo entry in your blog or webpage by copying this code into your HTML:

Key links:
Primary website:
plazapublica.com.gt
Primary Twitter:
@PlazaPublicaGT

Editor’s Note: Encyclo has not been regularly updated since August 2014, so information posted here is likely to be out of date and may be no longer accurate. It’s best used as a snapshot of the media landscape at that point in time.

Plaza Pública is digital newspaper based in Guatemala.

The site was founded in February 2011, after Universidad Rafael Landívar asked a group of journalists to create an online news organization that would contribute to the construction of a “solid and vigorous democracy, with ethics and social justice.”

According to its website, Plaza Pública focuses on analysis, investigative reporting and debate. Its main topics are human rights, politics and economy.

Two thirds of its funding come from the university and the rest from non-governmental  organizations like Open Society Foundations, Hivos, and Friedrich Ebert Stiftung.

Peers, allies, & competitors:

Recent Nieman Lab coverage:
Dec. 14, 2017 / Sara M. Watson
Feeds will open up to new user-determined filters — We’ll start filtering our feeds in new ways. After this year’s fake news and Russian micro-targeting fiascos, Facebook and others will be forced to loosen their grip over our algorithmically determined timelines ...
Dec. 14, 2017 / Ernst-Jan Pfauth
Publishing less to give readers more — As journalists, we make an implicit promise to inform our readers as best we can. When we started out a few centuries ago, the way to do that was to print daily news articles on paper. Not much has changed since. Sure, t...
Dec. 14, 2017 / Nushin Rashidian
Publishers seek ad dollar alternatives — Digital advertising has become an unreliable and messy foundation for the business of journalism, and many smart publishers have begun to aggressively pursue alternative or additional revenue streams. That trend will con...
Dec. 14, 2017 / Emily Goligoski
Looking beyond news for inspiration — When giving gifts to people working in news, I find that friends have done their required reading. I forgo Katherine Graham’s book Personal History, Susan Tiftt’s The Trust about the Sulzberger family, and ev...
Dec. 14, 2017 / Andrew Ramsammy
The year ownership mattered — For far too long, we’ve tried to get our voices, stories, and faces out and into the air. And for far too long, one group has controlled and metered the narratives, people, and places we could visit to tell those s...

Recently around the web, from Mediagazer:

Primary author: Antonio Jiménez. Main text last updated: June 12, 2014.
Make this entry better
How could this entry improve? What's missing, unclear, or wrong?
Name (optional)
Email (optional)
California Watch logo

California Watch was a nonprofit investigative news organization that focused on public affairs issues in California. Its work has been subsumed under that of the nonprofit Center for Investigative Reporting, which founded it. California Watch was founded in 2009 and is based in Berkeley, Calif. In March 2012, CIR merged with the Bay Area nonprofit news site…

Put Encyclo on your site
Embed this Encyclo entry in your blog or webpage by copying this code into your HTML:

Encyclo is made possible by a grant from the Knight Foundation.
The Nieman Journalism Lab is a collaborative attempt to figure out how quality journalism can survive and thrive in the Internet age.
Some rights reserved. Copyright information »