The associations of rare diseases: the structure of their networks and identification of opinion leaders through the technique of social network analysis

This research has used the technique of Social Network Analysis to analyze the structure of network relationships that surrounds on Twitter the three more important federations of associations of rare diseases and identify key actors in their communications. Methodology. NodeXL software has been used, with visualization as a key component, to capture the network of connectionsContinue reading “The associations of rare diseases: the structure of their networks and identification of opinion leaders through the technique of social network analysis”

Deepfakes on Twitter: Which Actors Control Their Spread?

The term deepfake was first used in a Reddit post in 2017 to refer to videos manipulated using artificial intelligence techniques and since then it is becoming easier to create such fake videos. A recent investigation by the cybersecurity company Deeptrace in September 2019 indicated that the number of what is known as fake videosContinue reading “Deepfakes on Twitter: Which Actors Control Their Spread?”

Digital Prospects of the Contemporary Feminist Movement for Dialogue and International Mobilization: A Case Study of the 25 November Twitter Conversation

The feminist movement is experiencing the rise of a new generation characterized by specific phenomena linked to technological progress, such as hashtivism, i.e., mobilization through social media. With the aim of contributing to extending our knowledge of the implications of Twitter for this as well as other social movements, this article examined eight of theContinue reading “Digital Prospects of the Contemporary Feminist Movement for Dialogue and International Mobilization: A Case Study of the 25 November Twitter Conversation”

Collaborative learning in international virtual groups: the creation of multimedia reports

The present article presents the results of two educational innovation projects based on international collaborative learning, which have aimed at students acquiring the necessary digital skills to work in online media, while incorporating intercultural skills into their curriculum. Students from five universities in Brazil, Portugal, and Spain have worked jointly and simultaneously during two academicContinue reading “Collaborative learning in international virtual groups: the creation of multimedia reports”

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”