Your go-to source for news in Peru?

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Your go-to source for news in Peru?

Postby randomperson » Thu Jan 01, 2015 6:04 pm

El Comercio has very little news about Peru. The front page is littered with content that has nothing to do with Peru. Lots of worthless, days old, irrelevant rehash that appeared some time ago in the Daily Mail, boring American celebrity news and links to cute YouTube pet videos that have nothing to do with Peru. The majority of their content is so irrelevant, they masquerade it as fluffy filler and call it good. This seems to be their new business model.

Any recommendations for a source of actual news about Peru from Peru? Besides Google.

Who is minding the store at El Comercio and WTF? It used to be a reputable publication.
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Re: Your go-to source for news in Peru?

Postby KenBE » Thu Jan 01, 2015 6:14 pm

I watch a lot of Peruvian news and other TV shows on Youtube.

RPP Noticias
https://www.youtube.com/user/RPPNOTICIAS

America Noticias
https://www.youtube.com/user/americanoticiaspe
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Re: Your go-to source for news in Peru?

Postby caliguy » Thu Jan 01, 2015 6:31 pm

RPP here too, and online.
every place has it's own spirit. you just need to tune into it.
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Re: Your go-to source for news in Peru?

Postby randomperson » Thu Jan 01, 2015 6:49 pm

If El Comercio continues to offer worthless content to its readers, they will have no value and they are quickly going down that road.

Re-sindicating sensational news that isn't geographically relevant and can easily be found from the original source days earlier and shoving in-your-face pet videos is a sad commentary on the desperate direction of the journalistic integrity of El Comercio.
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Re: Your go-to source for news in Peru?

Postby Guiri » Thu Jan 01, 2015 8:31 pm

I use http://www.larepublica.pe/...not prime( but which newspaper is that in Peru? :D ) but at least I have an actual view about things happening around me.

Completely agree with the OP about "El Comercio" ! :twisted:
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Re: Your go-to source for news in Peru?

Postby Bobby » Thu Jan 01, 2015 8:40 pm

The online version of Peru 21 http://www.peru21.pe has quite interesting editorials (Garrido, Mariategui, Trivelli, Acurio). If not I agree that RPP is a good source of news but has poor content.
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Re: Your go-to source for news in Peru?

Postby chi chi » Thu Jan 01, 2015 9:57 pm

The Urbania section is quite good.

Loads of property for rent or for sale.

Aptitus is very helpfull if you are looking for a job.
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Re: Your go-to source for news in Peru?

Postby SilverbackPeru » Thu Jan 01, 2015 10:46 pm

Maybe El Comercio is just trying to copy what The Daily Mail is currently doing, which is to dumb down for the masses.

The Daily Mail has always been a little bit of a right sided mid-low quality paper (think if Fox news were a paper)that believes it is better than what it actually is. Yes it does give proper news stories, but it never covers the stories as well as the more upper class papers. It's seen the rise of it's webpage growth by basically ripping off The Sun (biggest rival and a trash paper which it hated) and just filling it's pages with half naked celebrities and celebrity gossip, which is what sold copies for the Sun.

It does it's best to avoid being as trashy by not showing topless naked shots of the stars and using words like "pert" and "derriere", but everyone can tell it has just sold out.

Maybe this is the path El Comercio is trying to follow?

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