Comments, What For? User Participation and Quality of the Debate in Four European Newspapers Political J-blogs

In recent years, we have witnessed an increase in the spaces for content written by audiences in the news media and the growing integration of such material in areas that had been reserved for news professionals until now. And, without a doubt, political issues have been one of the ones that have generated the mostContinue reading “Comments, What For? User Participation and Quality of the Debate in Four European Newspapers Political J-blogs”

Behind the Comments Section: The Ethics of Digital Native News Discussions

Initially offered as a digital public sphere forum, comments sections became the preferred democratic arena for gatekeepers to encourage their readers to engage in constructive dialogue about relevant issues. However, news sites require commenters to remain civil in their interactions, which led users to seek alternative ways of commenting on the news. This article exploresContinue reading “Behind the Comments Section: The Ethics of Digital Native News Discussions”

Female Candidate Word: The Limited Gender Impact on the Electoral Discourse in Twitter

This research develops a descriptive analysis of the topics promoted on Twitter by lehendakari candidates during the cybercampaign of the Basque Autonomous elections of September 2016. To this end, the study includes four categories of framing and three discursive strategies that have been analyzed in 411 messages from the front-runners of the five formations thatContinue reading “Female Candidate Word: The Limited Gender Impact on the Electoral Discourse in Twitter”

Political Communication in times of a New Political Culture

The process of globalisation and its clear communicative, cultural and political effects are greatly affecting two relatively new concepts in academic research, specifically Political Communication and Political Culture. The relationship between these concepts is increasingly interdependent as the tools and languages of Political Communication strongly influence the formation of the New Political Culture, and inContinue reading “Political Communication in times of a New Political Culture”

Airtime Takes the Street: Intersectionality and Space Making through Cross-Media and Cross-Cultural Initiatives

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 “Airtime Takes the Street: Intersectionality and Space Making through Cross-Media and Cross-Cultural Initiatives”

Television and New Narratives: The use of Augmented Reality on Antena 3 News

Technological innovation engages with new journalism narratives in a context marked by a wide information offer, in which the media try to differentiate themselves and generate more interactivity towards their audiences. This investigation analyses the use of Augmented Reality (AR) as an informative tool on Antena 3 news, in the period between January and AprilContinue reading “Television and New Narratives: The use of Augmented Reality on Antena 3 News”

Is Anyone Listening? Audience Engagement through Public Media Related to the Scottish Independence Referendum

This text explores perspectives from which citizen participation in media debates on civic issues can be reconsidered by means of a review of the existing literature on this subject and a qualitative study of how one particular public service media programme facilitated audience engagement and involvement in public discussion leading up to a major politicalContinue reading “Is Anyone Listening? Audience Engagement through Public Media Related to the Scottish Independence Referendum”

Conversation and Activity on Twitter about the Mistake of King Baltasar at the Cavalcade of Andoain

The Three Kings parade in Andoain in January 2019 became one of the most commented topics on social networks and in the media. This paper analyzes the treatment of King Baltasar’s lapse in his speech from the balcony of the town hall. The main patterns of meanings were studied and the actors that energized theContinue reading “Conversation and Activity on Twitter about the Mistake of King Baltasar at the Cavalcade of Andoain”

Teaching-learning Processes beyond the Classroom and the University in the Online Journalism Field: Experiences of International Virtual Cooperation for Multimedia Production

This communication presents the results of a project funded by the University of the Basque Country and developed by the group specialized in educational innovation (KZBerri), focused on the teaching-learning processes in subjects related to cyber journalism. This professional and knowledge field represents one of the main engines of the advancement and pedagogical renewal thatContinue reading “Teaching-learning Processes beyond the Classroom and the University in the Online Journalism Field: Experiences of International Virtual Cooperation for Multimedia Production”

Applying an Integrated Approach to Social Media Communication Training: How Innovative Thinking is Changing the Way Universities Teach (Web) Journalism

This paper focuses on the challenges of teaching Internet-based communications, an inherently difficult task given the rapid pace of technological innovation in the discipline. The analysis it offers has been based on the findings of empirical studies conducted over the past five years by KZBerri, a University of the Basque Country-based research group focused onContinue reading “Applying an Integrated Approach to Social Media Communication Training: How Innovative Thinking is Changing the Way Universities Teach (Web) Journalism”