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Primary website:
semana.com/Home.aspx
Primary Twitter:
@RevistaSemana

Editor’s Note: Encyclo has not been regularly updated since August 2014, so information posted here is likely to be out of date and may be no longer accurate.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.

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.

 

 

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