Gender Differences in Tackling Fake News: Different Degrees of Concern, but Same Problems

In the current media ecosystem, in which the traditional media coexists with new players who are able to produce information and spread it widely, there is growing concern about the increasing prominence of fake news. Despite some significant efforts to determine the effects of misinformation, the results are so far inconclusive. Previous research has soughtContinue reading “Gender Differences in Tackling Fake News: Different Degrees of Concern, but Same Problems”

The Life of news and the wealth of media companies in the digital world: Reader revenues and professional practices in a post-COVID world

This paper is a result of the project News, networks, and users in the hybrid media system. Transformation of media industries and the news in the post-industrial era (RTI2018-095775-B-C43). We present our insights on the latest movements of the Spanish media industry and their influence in the conception of news production during 2020. Specifically, weContinue reading “The Life of news and the wealth of media companies in the digital world: Reader revenues and professional practices in a post-COVID world”

Perceptions on media and disinformation: ideology and polarization in the Spanish media system

The trust that citizens place in the media and whether it is conditioned by their ideological positioning are analyzed. Likewise, how ideology affects the perception of media as creators and disseminators of disinformation is studied. The results from a representative survey of the Spanish population (n = 1,000) reveal polarized media consumption in Spain. IdeologyContinue reading “Perceptions on media and disinformation: ideology and polarization in the Spanish media system”

Incidental Exposure to Non-Like-Minded News through Social Media: Opposing Voices in Echo-Chambers’ News Feeds

Debates about post-truth need to take into account how news re-disseminates in a hybrid media system in which social networks and audience participation play a central role. Hence, there is a certain risk of reducing citizens’ exposure to politically adverse news content, creating ‘echo chambers’ of political affinity. This article presents the results of researchContinue reading “Incidental Exposure to Non-Like-Minded News through Social Media: Opposing Voices in Echo-Chambers’ News Feeds”

Inequality in times of pandemics: How online media are starting to treat the economic consequences of the coronavirus crisis

In December 2019, Chinese authorities informed the World Health Organization about a new coronavirus disease that would come to be called Covid-19. The world media began reporting on this new virus and its consequences. However, reports about Covid-19 would not appear in the European and American media until their societies became aware of both theContinue reading “Inequality in times of pandemics: How online media are starting to treat the economic consequences of the coronavirus crisis”

Assessment of the innovation factors impact on journalism: Media Labs as case study

In the last two decades, the profession of journalism has passed from a stage of adaptation to a scenario characterized by constant innovation. It is a context typified by the proliferation of emitters and the increasing power of receivers, in which the traditional media seek effec- tive solutions to exploit with the maximum profitability andContinue reading “Assessment of the innovation factors impact on journalism: Media Labs as case study”

News consumption and media coverage during the confinement by Covid-19: information overload, ideological bias and sensationalism

The Covid-19 pandemic has confined millions of citizens in their homes. The situation of isolation has many consequences at multiple levels: social, psychological, economic, educational…, and also communicative. Based on a survey to 1,122 people during the most severe confinement phase, this article aims to analyze how information consumption has been modified during this periodContinue reading “News consumption and media coverage during the confinement by Covid-19: information overload, ideological bias and sensationalism”

Artificial intelligence systems-aided news and copyright: assessing legal implications for journalism practices

Automated news, or artificial intelligence systems (AIS)-aided production of news items, has been developed from 2010 onwards. It comprises a variety of practices in which the use of data, software and human intervention is involved in diverse degrees. This can affect the application of intellectual property and copyright law in many ways. Using comparative legalContinue reading “Artificial intelligence systems-aided news and copyright: assessing legal implications for journalism practices”

Fake news and coronavirus: Detecting key players and trends through analysis of Twitter conversations

The global health crisis arising from the expansion of Covid-19 has led the WHO to coin the term infodemics to define a situation of fear and insecurity in which the dissemination of false information has become widespread. These hoaxes take advantage of this type of emotion to spread faster than the coronavirus itself, generating fearContinue reading “Fake news and coronavirus: Detecting key players and trends through analysis of Twitter conversations”

Intellectual property and transmedia informative products: A comparative, transnational legal analysis

Transmedia products are becoming a usual practice in media, and they incorporate both professional contributions and user-generated contents. From this point of view, we propose a legal, comparative and transnational approach to the legal implications of copyright laws to transmedia products. We focus on news items and informative products. Participative or citizen journalism, fan fictions, which appeared in several media,Continue reading “Intellectual property and transmedia informative products: A comparative, transnational legal analysis”