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La Jornada

Throughout many years La Jornada was characterized as having left-oriented editorial policy with focus on sensitive political topics that other media did not dare to cover. It was founded in 1984 by a group of prominent journalists. In recent years, the stability of the newspaper was endangered, mainly due to a drop in revenues due to the growing consumption of news over the internet, as well as blockages in official advertising.

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Demos, Desarrollo de Medios S.A. de C.V.


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Since its beginning the newspaper La Jornada has been functioning as a cooperative, which means, it belongs to its employees.  

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Carlos Payán and other 69 journalists, among them, Carmen Lira Saade (current CEO), Elena Poniatowska, Miguel Ángel Granados Chapa and José Woldenberg.

Carlos Payán - Department Head in the Legal Directorate General at the Ministry of Industry and Trade; Advisor of the Director of FOVI (Fund for Operation and Banking Finance for Housing) of the Bank of Mexico; Head of the Credit Department at INFONAVIT (Workers' National Housing Fund Institute); Counselor at the National Human Rights Commission since its foundation until March 1997; Founder of the newspaper Unomásuno and Republican Senator for the political party PRD (Democratic Revolutionary Party).

Elena Poniatowska is a Mexican chronicler and activist who has won numerous awards for her literary works. Miguel Ángel Granados Chapa was a political columnist who for long years has been exposing cases with political power abuse; university lecturer, citizens' counselor at the Mexican Federal Electoral Institute since 1994 until 1996. José Woldenberg is a Mexican politician and academic who was also known for being President and Board Member at the Mexican Federal Electoral Institute.

Affiliated Interests Ceo

Carmen Lira Saade - Appointed as CEO since 1996.


Luis Tovar


Address: Avenida Cuauhtémoc 1236, Colonia Santa Cruz Atoyac, C.P. 03310, México D.F.

Telephone: (55) 9183 0400 y (55) 9183 0300

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