In Mexico there is a record of 1,465 printed media in accordance with the National Register of Printed Media, attached to the Ministry of the Interior, of which more than 500 are concentrated in Mexico City. The printed media documented before the register are published mostly on a monthly, daily, weekly, bimonthly and fortnightly basis.
The written press went from receiving 16.5% of official advertising for media in 2013 to 17.1% in 2016, according to a study conducted by Fundar.
MOM Mexico selected the ten most influential newspapers, seven of which emerged already a century ago and only three having been launched in the last two decades. Most of the owners of printed media are families that have been inheriting and passing this lucrative business from one generation to another.
80% of the analyzed newspapers have an editorial policy that is predominantly aligned with the interests of the former political party PRI (Partido Revolucionario Institucional), which coincides with the fact that those newspapers receive most of the government’s advertising budget.