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”

Feminist hashtag activism in Spain: measuring the degree of politicisation of online discourse on #YoSíTeCreo, #HermanaYoSíTeCreo, #Cuéntalo y #NoEstásSola

The use of Twitter as a tool for mobilisation has made digital social and political activism a growing area of interest in communication research. Scholars have underscored the effectiveness of Twitter in galvanising the opinion of broad sectors of the public and expressing the indignation of average citizens on issues of social concern (Bruns etContinue reading “Feminist hashtag activism in Spain: measuring the degree of politicisation of online discourse on #YoSíTeCreo, #HermanaYoSíTeCreo, #Cuéntalo y #NoEstásSola”

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”

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”

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”