An in-depth analysis of the key shifts in Argentina’s journalism was released today by MJRC.

The Media and Journalism Research Center is launching today “Media and Journalism in Argentina: Politics, Money and Technology,” an in-depth study that analyzes the key shifts that Argentina’s media sector has faced in recent years. Based on research carried out over the course of more than a year, the study brings together findings from three reports that were originally written in Spanish and published by our center in 2022-2023. 

Based on a wealth of reports, statistical resources, and legal and regulatory analysis, the study describes the changing landscape of media and journalism in Argentina. It analyzes the latest developments in the policy and regulatory environment, maps the key sources of funding in the country’s media and its most prominent owners, and discusses how tech companies, including global giants and local telcos, engage with media companies and government bodies. 

Through the analysis of these key aspects of the media environment, as well as the most important factors shaping Argentina’s journalism, the study describes the impact that all these forces have on the quality and diversity of the journalistic output in this South American nation. Its breadth makes it one of the most exhaustive studies into media and journalism in recent years. 

Authored by a team of researchers led by Guillermo Mastrini, the study was carried out in cooperation with OBSERVACOM (Latin American Observatory of Regulation, Media and Convergence), a regional think tank specializing in regulation and public policies related to the media, telecommunications, the internet, and freedom of expression. The Research Center for Cultural Industries, Communication Policies, and Public Space (ICEP) at the National University of Quilmes (UNQ), Argentina partnered in the project and academics at the University of Santiago de Compostela (USC) participated in editing the volume along with MJRC’s experts.

The report can be downloaded here.

For more detailed information, including the Spanish versions of the study’s chapters, see Argentina page in Media Influence Matrix project.