By virtue of the financial and strategic support of a program for digital media in Latin America, 10 media outlets managed to grow as organizations, create and strengthen products, in addition to increasing their audience despite the general crisis caused by the pandemic.
The amount raised was used to hire journalists, move the newsroom to a larger and safer building, and to purchase equipment
Digital Natives: Agência Infra, which started 2017, is a Brazilian digital news organization that covers infrastructure projects for a demanding public and experiments with different products and services.
Pandemic has brought business opportunities and editorial collaborations to some small digital media from the region that have contributed to their development and increase in audience.
Brazilian digital media outlets like JOTA, NEX and Ponte grew during the COVID-19 pandemic and they are betting more and more on their subscriptions and membership programs to keep themselves afloat.
The crisis of the traditional journalism business model has intensified with the coronavirus pandemic. In Brazil, newspapers are laying off workers, cutting wages and slashing journalists' work hours.
The rule is to work from home, however, for a certain group of press professionals, this isn’t a possibility. Photojournalists need to be on the streets to document the crisis closely.
The reduction or suspension of print editions, salary cuts and mass layoffs. The coronavirus pandemic has hit the financial health of Latin American media companies at a time when journalistic work is essential for society.
MyNews, completed two years in 2019 with a growing audience of 345,000 subscribers, about 30 people on staff and more than half a million Reais in profit (about US $99,000).
As the new coronavirus spreads across Latin America, newsrooms in the region take steps to prevent contagion and protect their teams.