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”

Missing the Big Wave: Citizens’ Discourses Against the Participatory Formats Adopted by News Media

Users’ participation in news media websites has attracted great attention by academia in recent years. Nevertheless, studies about participatory journalism have traditionally been focused on the study of the participatory options offered by news media, or the attitudes of journalists towards the participatory options offered to the users. Just in recent years research started toContinue reading “Missing the Big Wave: Citizens’ Discourses Against the Participatory Formats Adopted by News Media”

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”

Active audiences and social discussion on the digital public sphere. Review article

In little over a decade, essential concepts in research on communication have become zombie concepts (Beck & Willms,2004) and are no longer effective for understanding the profound transformation that has taken place with the arrival of the internet. Public sphere, deliberation, audiences, public…, the academic literature has oscillated between an initial optimism about the potentialContinue reading “Active audiences and social discussion on the digital public sphere. Review article”

Contesting Professional Procedures of Journalists: Public Conversation on Twitter after Germanwings accident

Social media has been increasingly used to gather and share news stories from mainstream news sites. This article aims to extend the analysis to the public interactions between citizens and media on Twitter after the airplane accident of Germanwings’ flight 9525, in which citizens’ eyewitnessing role was minimized. Thematic and interpretative analysis have been carriedContinue reading “Contesting Professional Procedures of Journalists: Public Conversation on Twitter after Germanwings accident”