Utopía is an open source platform for community based newsrooms to manage their subscriptions

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Customer Relationship Management tool for newsrooms based on relationships with readers.


Content Management System tool that multiple teams in a newsroom can use to manage publishing.


Allows creation of print and digital subscriptions, add different payment methods, collect statistics and maintain relationships with readers.


Paywall is a way to control access to content and encourage subscriptions.


Website optimized to be search engine friendly. Features like semantic headings, structured data (Schema and Open Graph), tags, AMP, accessibility, performance, and more.


Spaces for interaction between readers can be created in order to empower connections, so that the community of people who support your project is part of it.


Built on modern and popular languages like Python and the Django framework.


Utopía allows you to choose which features to use depending on the needs of your newsroom; also contains integrations with other open source tools and platforms such as Discourse, Coral and Chatwoot.

Why choose Utopía

Utopía offers a technological package that sustains the media practice by paid subscriptions or memberships, a content management model supported by an open knowledge community, tools for moderating participation of the audience, with the purpose of co-creating journalism with the community.

A project by la diaria

From la diaria we want to share with other media organizations our management experience and the tools developed with the help of our technical team. We expect to do so by releasing the project as free software with the goal of collaborating with other media companies and co-creating new solutions.

We are sharing 15 years of experience in managing a media cooperative, which is close to being 100% supported by our community.

Supported by

Utopía was one of the selected projects by Google News Initiative in Latin America to receive support from the Innovation Challenge Fund.

Utopía has the support of the Agencia Nacional de Investigación e Innovación del Uruguay through their Innovation Implementation program.

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