Map of Media and Media Ownership: Who is who in the media industry in Chile and Colombia


Originally posted in Poderopedia

The Poderopedia Map of Media and Media Ownership will be publicly announced next Thursday September 10th. The Map of Media and Media Ownership is the largest database of News Organizations, Owners and Executives of Media in Chile and Colombia.

It was developed by the team of Poderopedia in both countries, with the collaboration of the School of Journalism of Universidad Alberto Hurtado (Chile), Consejo de Redacción and the Faculty of Communications of Pontificia Universidad Javeriana (Colombia); and was made possible with the support of Open Society Foundations.

The public launch will include the opening of a database with information on more than 700 media companies, between the two countries; the result of a investigation that took eight months and that included events and hackdays with media policy experts, journalists, academics, designers and programmers, in Chile and Colombia.

The Map of Media and Media Ownership is to become a reference tool with updated relevant information for public policy makers, journalists, researchers and academics, the media and advertising industries, and the general public.

The database will be free to use and download in various formats. It also includes a general report plus a series of charts, a guide on how to create media mapping projects, and the methodology used to gather all the information.

Citizens will also be able to contribute new information and updates, using the “Add Information” feature of the Media Map.

For designers, interactive graphic developers, civic programmers and data scientists who want to create new products and visualizations using the data, we include an API. And of course the application code (Django / Python) and it`s documentation, for you to reuse it (under MIT License).

All the content is available under Creative Commons Attribution 3.0 license and the data is free to use under Open Database License (ODbL) v1.0.

Attend the launch

The launch, almost simultaneously, will be held at:


Juan Cristóbal Peña, director of the School of Journalism of Universidad Alberto Hurtado and Miguel Paz, founder of Poderopedia. The Chilean Government spokesman Marcelo Díaz and the president of the Journalists Association, Javiera Olivares, will speak about Media and Pluralism in Chile. When: Thursday, September 10th / at 12 hrs. Where: Aula Magna Universidad Alberto Hurtado, Cienfuegos 41 / Metro Los Heroes, Santiago. Confirm your attendance


Ginna Morelo, president of Consejo de Redacción, and Miriam Forero, general editor of Poderopedia Colombia, will present their findings in an event organized by Consejo de Redacción. When: September 10, 8:00 hrs. Where: Auditorium Alejandro Novoa of the Pontifical Javeriana University, Bogota. Confirm your attendance

New countries Media Mapping The Map of Media and Media Ownership will grow, adding media information from other countries. If you want to contribute in some way or propose an alliance to include new countries data, write to