Over the last 20 years, the media industry in Mexico has made some drastic changes. There are still some allegiance concerning critical investigations of the government in journalism. This is the case with television giants, such as TV Azteca and Televisa. However, there are great changes in which much of Mexico enjoys:
1. Cable TV news and Radio Broadcasting- even though Carmen Aristegui, CNN contributor, was booted off the air after assisting in the expose of significantly embarrassing government corruption, other cable TV news networks and radio broadcasters are still available to chose from.
2. Magazines- there is an array of more established and newer magazines on the market. Some of the bigger names include Proceso and Nexos. Some of the highly anticipated newcomers include Chilango, Emeequis, and Gatopardo. There are also Mexican versions of worldwide magazines, like Esquire and GQ.
3. Digital Media- Legacy news organizations sometimes experiment with digital media; however, mainly independent Mexican outlets, like SinEmbargo and Animal Politico, are largely dynamic with online news. With social media remaining strong and for some time to come, the general public worldwide tend to participate more so with social media. The day of limited and controlled protection of people in power on TV is no longer. With social media giants, like Twitter, more people are sharing opinions, and thus, possess a larger role in public debates.
About Alfonso de Angoitia Noriega
Born on January 17, 1962, Alfonso de Angoitia Noriega is the Executive Vice President and a director of Grupo Televisa, S.A., the biggest, Spanish speaking, media company globally. Since April 1997, Alfonso de Angoitia Noriega has been a Board of Televisa member. He also became the chairman for Grupo Modelo SAB de CV’s finance committee on April 29, 2009.
Alfonso De Angoitia Noriega also had several prestigious roles before his current ones. From 1999 to 2003, Alfonso de Angoitia Noriega was the chief financial Officer for Grupo Televisa, S.A. Before working for this company, he was a lawyer for White & Case LLP in New York City. He then was a founding partner of Mijares, Angoitia, Cortés y Fuentes, S.C., which is a leading law firm of Mexico.