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.
Media Companies / Groups
Demos, Desarrollo de Medios S.A. de C.V.
Since its beginning the newspaper La Jornada has been functioning as a cooperative, which means, it belongs to its employees.
Affiliated Interests Founder
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.
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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Luis Tovar only appears as Chief Editor in the directories of La Jornada from 2015.