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”

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”

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”

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”

Wonder woman: romanticizing and sexualizing a feminist icon through the audiovisual

Superheroin Wonder Woman was born a feminist icon in the forties of the last century. Its diffusion, first through the comic and later through the cinema, has undergone different adaptations, some with patriarchal tints. The cinematographic representation of the Amazon princess as protagonist is characterized by the hypersexualization and romantization of the character. This articleContinue reading “Wonder woman: romanticizing and sexualizing a feminist icon through the audiovisual”

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”

The future of minority languages on the internet and young prosumers: The Basque case.

This article provides a diagnosis of the presence of Basque, compared to Spanish and English, in the creation and consumption of new Internet audiovisual formats among Basque adolescents, in the context of a bilingual society. The results derive from a survey filled out by 2,426 students of Secondary School (12-16 years old) from Guipúzcoa, and analyze the taxonomyContinue reading “The future of minority languages on the internet and young prosumers: The Basque case.”

Tagging feminism. Analysis of Ibero-American cybermedia

In recent years, feminism has increased its social presence, which sparks interest in learning how the media discourses transmit their values and demands to society. This study analyzes the presence and characterization of feminism in ten of the main Ibero-American digital media by analyzing 2712 terms included in the tags corresponding to the keywords that appear in the informationContinue reading “Tagging feminism. Analysis of Ibero-American cybermedia”