Scope and Difficulties of the Transmedia Practice. A Case Study on the Spanish PSM System

According to a growing volume of academic literature on the subject, transmedia fiction and non-fiction production is now one of the main areas driving innovation in media companies, thanks to the improvements it brings in numerous interconnected fields: narrative and content, management and productive strategy, brand promotion, etc. In this context the article focuses onContinue reading “Scope and Difficulties of the Transmedia Practice. A Case Study on the Spanish PSM System”

The university teaching of cyberjournalism in Brazil and Spain: formative responses and future challenges in convergent and social context

Brazil and Spain are two Iberoamerican countries that have evidenced up to date one of the highest dynamisms in the online professional and scholar fields. Taking into account the consolidation in the last years of social journalism and media convergence tendencies, this article analyses how online journalism teaching is currently being developed in six ofContinue reading “The university teaching of cyberjournalism in Brazil and Spain: formative responses and future challenges in convergent and social context”

Radio in the Basque Country: A tool for cross-cultural dialogue, multiculturalism and social integration

This paper examines the strategies used by the Bilbao-based radio station Radio Candela and how they have progressively created a space for intercultural exchange for the Basque–Latin American community within the public sphere of the greater Bilbao metropolitan area. The main objective of this study is to identify and evaluate the approaches the station hasContinue reading “Radio in the Basque Country: A tool for cross-cultural dialogue, multiculturalism and social integration”

Digital Conversation and Hierarchical Clusters around Brexit in Spain and the United Kingdom

The Brexit is an issue that is attracting the interest of the media for the historical consequences it may have for Europe. Every day there is news about the negotiations between London and Brussels to manage the exit of the United Kingdom from the European Union. According to a study carried out by the ReutersContinue reading “Digital Conversation and Hierarchical Clusters around Brexit in Spain and the United Kingdom”

Feminisms outraged at Justice: the online conversation on ‘La Manada’ case

This paper examines the online conversation on Twitter resulting from the court ruling in the ‘La Manada’ case, linking the judiciary to feminism, currently one of the most active social movements. To this end, a case study methodological based on an empirical approach to social network analysis was employed. Both of them are useful forContinue reading “Feminisms outraged at Justice: the online conversation on ‘La Manada’ case”

Uncovering hidden patterns of meanings: the case of the most successful Spanish radio sports programs on Twitter

Nowadays, sports programs have become spaces of great influence due to the status acquired by sports and everything that surrounds it. These types of journalistic programmes use the microblogging network to get closer to their fans and increase their visibility. Spanish radio discovered social networks in the 2009-10 season (Peña and Pascual, 2013: 124) andContinue reading “Uncovering hidden patterns of meanings: the case of the most successful Spanish radio sports programs on Twitter”

Conceptualizing Creativity in Research and Practice

In this presentation, we will argue that creativity is (or should be) a broadly conceived benchmark for scholarly practice, studies and education, with a triple implication: creativity is a concept that informs what we are looking for when educating or doing scholarly work, it is a guide for the range of pedagogical and research methodsContinue reading “Conceptualizing Creativity in Research and Practice”

Missing the Big Wave: Citizens’ Discourses Against the Participatory Formats Adopted by News Media

Users’ participation in news media websites has attracted great attention by academia in recent years. Nevertheless, studies about participatory journalism have traditionally been focused on the study of the participatory options offered by news media, or the attitudes of journalists towards the participatory options offered to the users. Just in recent years research started toContinue reading “Missing the Big Wave: Citizens’ Discourses Against the Participatory Formats Adopted by News Media”

Active audiences and social discussion on the digital public sphere. Review article

In little over a decade, essential concepts in research on communication have become zombie concepts (Beck & Willms,2004) and are no longer effective for understanding the profound transformation that has taken place with the arrival of the internet. Public sphere, deliberation, audiences, public…, the academic literature has oscillated between an initial optimism about the potentialContinue reading “Active audiences and social discussion on the digital public sphere. Review article”

Contesting Professional Procedures of Journalists: Public Conversation on Twitter after Germanwings accident

Social media has been increasingly used to gather and share news stories from mainstream news sites. This article aims to extend the analysis to the public interactions between citizens and media on Twitter after the airplane accident of Germanwings’ flight 9525, in which citizens’ eyewitnessing role was minimized. Thematic and interpretative analysis have been carriedContinue reading “Contesting Professional Procedures of Journalists: Public Conversation on Twitter after Germanwings accident”