Michael Tangeman has more than 30 years’ experience working in the fields of media and technology, first as a journalist and later as a specialist in digital content, media relations and social media strategies.
He is the founding editor of Progressive Spain.com, an online news and information portal focused on progressive issues, activism and politics in contemporary Spain. Michael previously managed online content, media relations and social media strategies for a variety of internet and mobile technology companies based in Europe, Latin America and the United States.
He transitioned to the tech world in 2000, following a 17-year career in journalism, during which he worked as a news reporter, editor and foreign correspondent covering political and business news throughout Latin America. During the 1980s and ’90s, he reported from Mexico, Central and South America on a breadth of issues, ranging from human rights and social activism to financial system meltdowns; rural and urban poverty to democracy and electoral fraud; manufacturing and corporate culture to refugees, nuclear power and the environment.
Michael is also the author of Mexico at the Crossroads: Politics, the Church, and the Poor (Orbis Books, 1995), focusing on the role of religion and politics in the Zapatista rebellion in Mexico’s southern state of Chiapas.
He holds a Master’s degree in Latin American Studies from SDSU in San Diego, California, and a Bachelor’s degree in English Language & Literature from Humboldt State University in Arcata, California. A dual national of the Republic of Ireland and the USA, he has lived and worked in Spain since 2010.