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Keeping up with the news in Ecuador

Hello everyone,

Living in Ecuador provides countless occasions to browse local newspapers, listen to local radio stations or watch local TV shows. As everywhere else in the world, local media play a key role in informing the public.

What are the major media in Ecuador? Which one do you use on a regular basis?

How do you keep up with international issues (newspapers, radio, TV, Internet)?

Thank you in advance!

Priscilla

Priscilla :

What are the major media in Ecuador? Which one do you use on a regular basis?

How do you keep up with international issues (newspapers, radio, TV, Internet)?

For Ecuador news, www.cuencahighlife.com is a favorite English-language resource of mine.

Via DirecTV satellite, I also get news from CNN, Bloomberg TV and NBC -- The Today Show, Meet the Press on Sundays and, on the lighter side, Jimmy Fallon’s latest take on Trump news on The Tonight Show.

I regularly get USA and international news online from NBC News, Associated Press’s hosted.ap site, The New York Times’ online service and washingtonpost.com ....

cccmedia

Don't forget El Comercio, the primary newspaper in Quito:

http://www.elcomercio.com/

I first read the news in El Comercio many decades ago before the internet was even a gleam in Al Gore's eye when the population of Quito was about 600,000 and all of Ecuador less than 5 million, and now I can read the news via the internet!

For Ecuadorean domestic news I rely on Elcomercio, the online version and for in-depth Quito news I read La Hora (print), it’s a regional paper with different versions throughout Ecuadorean provinces. This past week they focused on Quito’s Monday quake, and published articles that weren’t found elsewhere, it’s very local and I like it. The easiest read is “Extra”, it’s graphic and dumb, and basically tabloid newspaper that focuses on crime scene news, social issues, and trivial stuff, but like the easy read and their crossword puzzles which are doable for expats learning Spanish.

As for international news, it’s all online, and I’ll check CNN once in a while to see what’s going on in the world. But for regular reading it’s NYT and WaPo. I also follow Nate Silver’s FiveThirtyEight to follow the US election, but mostly the election forecast which correctly predicted the past two elections, and it's all blue.

I like Huffington Post and BBC.  If you want to be ahead of broadcast news, read www.reddit.com and specify area of interest, eg. Ecuador

I listen to the BBC news everyday on radio 4: http://www.bbc.co.uk/radio4
It's a great service, and I often hear things a day before they appear on Ecuadorian news. I sometimes watch Ecuavisa news in Spanish on TV.

I do a lot of the above, but I also have specific alerts set up at Google Alerts. So any mention of say Rafael Correa, Cuenca Ecuador, Cotopaxi Volcano, etc., regardless of source comes to my mailbox in summary form daily.

rsymington :

I also have specific alerts set up at Google Alerts. So any mention of say Rafael Correa, Cuenca Ecuador, Cotopaxi Volcano, etc., regardless of source comes to my mailbox in summary form daily.

Aha !  We finally learn why Symington exists in a straitjacket:   systematic overexposure to the news ! ;)

cccmedia :

Aha !  We finally learn why Symington exists in a straitjacket:   systematic overexposure to the news ! ;)

That and the 27 voices in my head  :lol:

- Google News/Ecuador

BBC would be my favourite, also of course CBC (Canadian Broadcasting).  Either of these two will give you a , likely , radically different view of the world than the American news media do.  American media is too locally (and by this I mean the USA land base) biaised to read well.

HelenPivoine

HelenPivoine :

BBC would be my favourite, also of course CBC...

American media is too locally (and by this I mean the USA land base) biased to read well.

HelenPivoine

A couple of examples, please.

You just painted all so-called USA / “American" media with a broad brush as “biased” without any substantiation.

By failing to cite any instances of alleged bias, that’s simply not good enough for this forum.

If you post again, remember that the term “American” is not restricted to the United States.  Folks living in this part of the hemisphere are also Americans.

cccmedia in South America

Hi everybody,

Please note that some inappropriate and off topic posts have been removed from this thread.

Thanks,

Priscilla  :cheers:

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