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”

Influence of gender in electoral debates in Spain: Analysis of the social audience in #ElDebateDecisivo and #L6Neldebate

Television debates during electoral campaigns constitute a central element within the political communication sphere. This research examines the digital conversation on Twitter on the broadcast of two television debates during the general elections campaign in Spain in April 2019: #ElDebateDecisivo of Atresmedia (among male presidential candidates) and #L6Neldebate of La Sexta (among female political candidates). The research provides a renovated perspective regarding the progressive feminisation of politics, establishingContinue reading “Influence of gender in electoral debates in Spain: Analysis of the social audience in #ElDebateDecisivo and #L6Neldebate”

Synergies of sorority in virtual communities of women’s magazines: The case of the closure of the Vogue forum.

The progressive disappearance of  the  forums  as  an  already  archaic  element  of conversation on the cyber-media is a fact with the closure of one of the last ones that remained active as is that of the Vogue magazine. A closing that is preceded by insults and threats to blogger Lovely Pepa that are what has triggeredContinue reading “Synergies of sorority in virtual communities of women’s magazines: The case of the closure of the Vogue forum.”

Facing Fake News: The case of the students of the University of the Basque Country

The Internet and social networks have become the most attractive and accessible information channel for young people. Objectives. Examine the behavior of university students when facing fake news and their opinion on this phenomenon. Methodology. Semi-open surveys conducted mainly for Journalism students from the University of the Basque Country. In a second phase, the study was extended toContinue reading “Facing Fake News: The case of the students of the University of the Basque Country”

The politics and poetics of migrant narratives

Serving as the introduction to the special issue on ‘Migrant narratives’, this article proposes a multi-perspectival and multi-stakeholder analysis of how migration is narrated in the media in the last decade. This research agenda is developed by focussing on groups of actors that are commonly studied in isolation from each other: (1) migrants, (2) mediaContinue reading “The politics and poetics of migrant narratives”

Media and Twitter Agendas for Social Mobilizations: The Case of the Protests in Defense of the Public Healthcare System in Spain

This article analyzes the citizen movement in defense of the public health system and against the proposal of merging two hospitals in the city of Granada. The merger was scarcely covered by the mainstream media until a physician denounced the hospital system reform in a Facebook video that soon went viral. From that moment, aContinue reading “Media and Twitter Agendas for Social Mobilizations: The Case of the Protests in Defense of the Public Healthcare System in Spain”

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”