Vivó is back with a podcast ‘for the people’

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Award-winning José Gutiérrez Vivó returns to broadcast journalism with news startup Collective Beat following a successful crowdfunding campaign on Kickstarter.

Silencio, Collective Beat’s first program, raised $28,500 from 320 backers on Kickstarter, well beyond their goal.

It’s made for hispanohablante, or the Spanish-speaking communities of the world, a population currently equal to about 350 million native speakers. The American enterprise will be transmitted entirely in Spanish.

“It’s the rhythm, beat; it carries the concept of a collective march … I think there’s a lot to talk about, a lot to learn,” Vivó told the Mexican publication Chilango on the idea behind Collective Beat’s Silencio.

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Vivó is no stranger to the idea that reporting should be done “for the people.”

He was host of Monitor de la Mañana, a popular TV show in Mexico, which ran from 1974 until its termination in 2008.  He has won 12 national journalism awards in Mexico for his reporting.

“For the first time in Mexico, a media outlet directly served the community,” said Dr. Ernesto Lammoglia, a former collaborator for Grupo Monitor in a video about Vivó.

More than a dozen episodes of Silencio are available on iTunes and other podcast providers now, with new episodes airing Monday through Friday throughout February. Topics of discussion so far include education, corruption in the Mexican soccer league and an examination of President Barack Obama’s State of the Union speech.

Collective Beat’s team of three includes Vivó, founder Andrea Gutiérrez Vivó and producer and editor Justin Gonçalves.

.@JGutierrezVivo Reflexiona: Cómo Salir de la Trampa https://t.co/kyu7D9DAdx #Mexico #Elecciones #INE #silencio pic.twitter.com/2FEbZRHKUM

An illustration of Vivó. Credit: Nate Kitch.

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