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”

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”

Digital News Start-ups in Spain: Symbolic and Social Capital as Drivers of Success

Ongoing downsizing in the media sector has sparked a new start-up culture in the field of journalism. Over the past few years an increasing number of news organizations seeking to leverage social and symbolic rather than financial capital and cultivate employee as well as audience loyalty have entered the market (Wagemans, Witschge and Deuze, 2016).Continue reading “Digital News Start-ups in Spain: Symbolic and Social Capital as Drivers of Success”

Media and Social Innovation: The Rise of Active Audiences in the Digital Environment

The widespread use of the Internet has generated profound changes in the media over the past two decades. The rise of new media, far from being limi ted to incorporate a new broadcast channel, has caused profound changes in the way audiences consume media and participate in its contents. Similarly, the term innovation has alsoContinue reading “Media and Social Innovation: The Rise of Active Audiences in the Digital Environment”

Innovation and Entrepreneurship in Journalism: Current Keys

The world of communication is at a turning point, as technological advances and, more specifically, the digitization processes that began at the turn of the century brought many opportunities. At the beginning of the century, when the web was in the process of being established as the fourth largest media platform, processes related to theContinue reading “Innovation and Entrepreneurship in Journalism: Current Keys”