New membership model gives Cuban news site financial, editorial independence

Readers of 14ymedio, a Cuban news outlet, can now play an active role protecting the future of the outlet’s fact-based, objective journalism through a new membership model. Reader memberships will give the news outlet greater financial independence, allowing it to answer primarily to its readers, says Alejandro González, development and innovation director. This aligns with the organization’s … Continued

Alejandro González: The story is your mothership

Alejandro González, 14ymedio Alejandro González leads development and innovation efforts at 14ymedio, Cuba’s first independent digital news platform founded by acclaimed independent journalist, Yoani Sánchez. In this capacity, he is responsible for expanding partnerships, growing audiences and creating innovative revenue streams for the news platform.   González works with a dynamic team willing to take … Continued

My internet, my right

My first computer was a Packard Bell with a 486DX2 processor that ran on Windows 98. I inherited it from my cousin when I started the third grade. I used the internet for the first time on that colossal machine. I would click the connection icon on the desktop, that infamous dial-up sound would echo … Continued