Digital-Native News and the Remaking of Latin American Mainstream and Alternative Journalism explores the rise of independent, digital-native news outlets in Latin America and their role in social change, protest participation, and the refinement of the concept of "alternative" media.

Drawing upon a decade of original research, including interviews, surveys, focus groups, and content analyses, this book questions how the emergence of online-native news sites in Latin America is redefining our understanding of what it means to be mainstream and what it means to be alternative. By analyzing a wide range of elements, from business models and audience behaviors to social media use and the role of gender, this text examines how these sites are challenging traditional, hegemonic mainstream news media and its service to political and economic elites. The result is a discerning investigation into the new brand of journalism these sites have innovated.

This insightful study will be of interest to journalism, communication, and Latin American scholars, particularly those interested in how technology is moulding journalistic practices and changing conceptions of journalism itself.

Chapter 1: The Rise of Independent, Digital-Native Sites in Latin America

Chapter 2: Online Journalism’s "Super Pioneers": Entrepreneurship, Innovation, and the Case of Mexico

Chapter 3: Social Media: Likes, Comments, Action!

Chapter 4: Journalism with a Feminist Gaze

Chapter 5: Generating a Journalism that Reforms, Transforms

Chapter 6: Portrait of an Active (Alternative) Audience

Chapter 7: (Dis)Articulations and Disruptions