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Semana is a weekly newsmagazine based in Colombia. It was founded in 1982 and its success helped built one of Latin America’s leading publishing company, Publicaciones Semana.
The magazine is recognized -and has been repeatedly awarded- for its investigative reporting, news analysis and opinion, which draw one million readers every month. That audience started to grow in 2007, when Semana launched its dot-com version, which it is now the second most visited website in the country.
Besides offering access to all the content published on paper every week, Semana.com does cover breaking news everyday, but it tries to do so bringing an in-depth approach (adding context and perspective) into the coverage.
However, the multimedia specials are what have made the website stand out from its competitors and in the region. The magazine was one of the first media organizations in Colombia and in Latin America to use interactive maps, animated infographics and video. Semana.com regularly uses this tools to tell stories about traffic and public transportation, to recap a Presidential Debate, or to visualize how and to where the paramilitary forces are moving out.
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…