Ashoka Fellow
Fellow Since 2015
El Definido
This description of Cristián Mackenna's work was prepared when Cristián Mackenna was elected to the Ashoka Fellowship in 2015.
Through his news outlet, El Definido, Cristián Mackenna is ending the journalistic myth that good news is not news. With a constructive and purposeful editorial line, he is rebuilding social trust, promoting community collaboration, spreading good ideas, and giving citizens the information they need to move from seeing themselves as victims to agents of positive change. In its two years as an online media outlet, El Definido already has more readers than many of Chile’s other major newspapers.
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