Borja Echevarría de la Gándara

Managing Director, El País
Spain

El País

Managing Director

@borjaechevarria

Biography

Borja Echevarría is Managing Editor of EL PAÍS since June 2018. Previously he was Vice President and Editor-in-Chief of Univision News Digital, based in Miami, (June 2014-June 2018). Under his leadership at Univision, the digital team won numerous awards: three Ortega y Gasset, two King of Spain, one Emmy award in the category of News and Documentary, and one Hillman Prize, in between others.

In 2010 Echevarría joined El País as Deputy Managing Editor. Under his command, El País took the online leadership from El Mundo, carried out a digital-first strategy by integrating in the newsrooms (print and online) a deep technological transformation.

In 2013 he became the first joint Nieman-Berkman Fellow. At Harvard and MIT he spent a year studying how disruptive innovation is changing traditional media businesses and workflows, and how you can take a start-up culture to legacy media.

He started out his career in journalism at the Spanish newspaper El Mundo in 1995. In 2002, after covering the Olympic Games in Salt Lake City, Borja was appointed Managing Editor of elmundo.es. From 2002 to 2006 elmundo.es became the leading Internet portal in Spanish-language worldwide.


6 October 2020

Innovative Storytelling: Audience First