Radio in the Basque Country: A tool for cross-cultural dialogue, multiculturalism and social integration

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This paper examines the strategies used by the Bilbao-based radio station Radio Candela and how they have progressively created a space for intercultural exchange for the Basque–Latin American community within the public sphere of the greater Bilbao metropolitan area. The main objective of this study is to identify and evaluate the approaches the station has developed and employed for creating a medium of inclusion through cross-cultural programming and activities—residencies and workshops in public schools—in order to foster a multicultural dialogue and integration within the immigrant communities in Bilbao. The station’s major achievement is thoroughly studied which consists of the creation of a multi- ethnic comparsa (festival group) into Bilbao’s Semana Grande, a major eight-day city-wide festival celebrated at the end of every August. The Basque Country provides a fitting scenario for a study on immigrant-focused media due to its socio-cultural context within Europe and Spain and the marked differences between the cultural traits and traditions of the region, making it an exemplary place to analyze an ethnic radio station’s strategies thriving in a complex linguistic landscape. Qualitative analysis techniques have been applied to define what Radio Candela has done to build spaces of inclusion and to identify specific points of encounter and confrontation between the Latin-American community and the local residents. However, further future examinations will need to be carried out to fully determine the station’s true intersectionality.

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Airtime Takes the Street: Intersectionality and Space Making through Cross-Media and Cross-Cultural Initiatives

Future of Journalism 2019This paper examines the strategies used by the Bilbao-based radio station Radio Candela and how they have progressively created a space for intercultural exchange for the Basque–Latin American community within the public sphere of the greater Bilbao metropolitan area. The main objective of this study is to identify and evaluate the approaches the station has developed and employed for creating a medium of inclusion through cross-cultural programming and activities—residencies and workshops in public schools—in order to foster a multicultural dialogue and integration within the immigrant communities in Bilbao. The station’s major achievement is thoroughly studied which cons

ists of the creation of a multi-ethnic comparsa (festival group) into Bilbao’s Great Week Festival, a major eight-day city-wide festival celebrated at the end of every August. The Basque Country provides a fitting scenario for a study on immigrant-focused media due to its socio-cultural context within Europe and Spain and the marked differences between the cultural traits and traditions of the region, making it an exemplary place to analyze an ethnic radio station’s strategies thriving in a complex linguistic landscape. Qualitative analysis techniques have been applied to define what Radio Candela has done to build spaces of inclusion and to identify specific points of encounter and co

nfrontation between the Latin-American community and the local residents. Results demonstrate that although a dialogue between opposing communities promoted by a medium and that has reached the streets of the city has begun, there is still a lack of more systematic and less anecdotal strategies for a true intersectionality.

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Digital Conversation and Hierarchical Clusters around Brexit in Spain and the United Kingdom

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The Brexit is an issue that is attracting the interest of the media for the historical consequences it may have for Europe. Every day there is news about the negotiations between London and Brussels to manage the exit of the United Kingdom from the European Union. According to a study carried out by the Reuters Institute for the Study of Journalism of the University of Oxford together with the consultancy PRIME Research, in many countries, the media have adopted a neutral position when reporting on the Brexit negotiations. However, the results of the study reflect that the Spanish media showed a position contrary to the separation, unlike the British press that played an important role in the triumph of Brexit (Gómez, 2017).

This research is based on an analysis of social networks around Brexit (Polonski, 2016). It focuses on the discourse analysis and studies the tweets and responses about the departure of the United Kingdom from the European Union published in that country respectively and in Spain in the last few months in which a large part of the speeches has been created on the Brexit. This work uses the DMI-TCAT software for the extraction of tweets (Borra and Raider, 2014), and leaves aside the structural analysis of networks and is oriented towards a hierarchical clusters research – method of analysis of specific groups- which seeks to build a hierarchy of groups and leaders to identify them.

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Feminisms outraged at Justice: the online conversation on ‘La Manada’ case

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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 for distinguishing between spontaneous and strategic indignation and, therefore, for inferring that feminisms still have many alliances to explore.

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Television and New Narratives: The use of Augmented Reality on Antena 3 News

caratula 2018-2Technological 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 April 2019. This Spanish television channel is a pioneer in the implementation of this display technology that recreates immersive situations superimposing physical and virtual realities.

The main objective is identifying topics that use AR most, as well as determine their form, interactivity level and main functions. With a clear informative purpose, these resources are mainly associated with news of general interest, normally with a certain prevision or durability. Additionally, this study outlines main characteristics of a surrounding innovative scenography which promotes a closer approach among the anchorman and spectators, contributing to a better information comprehension and assimilation.

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Is Anyone Listening? Audience Engagement through Public Media Related to the Scottish Independence Referendum

socsci-logoThis 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 political event. The first section provides a general discussion of what media organisations do to engage the public they serve on political and social issues, the challenge of stimulating audience involvement and the ways in which editors and producers attempt to give average citizens a voice on topics normally framed by elites. The second offers a case study based on semi-structured interviews and content analysis of public participation in Morning Call, a weekday British Broadcasting Corporation (BBC) Radio Scotland phone-in news and current affairs show (the only programme of its type broadcast in Scotland) during the run-up to the 2014 Scottish independence referendum. Focus has been placed on determining what programmes of this nature can and cannot achieve in terms of civic engagement and which practices implemented by public broadcasting networks best stimulate audience engagement.

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Conversation and Activity on Twitter about the Mistake of King Baltasar at the Cavalcade of Andoain

port mediatika MAESTRAThe 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 the conversation were identified.

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Uncovering hidden patterns of meanings: the case of the most successful Spanish radio sports programs on Twitter

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Nowadays, sports programs have become spaces of great influence due to the status acquired by sports and everything that surrounds it. These types of journalistic programmes use the microblogging network to get closer to their fans and increase their visibility.
Spanish radio discovered social networks in the 2009-10 season (Peña and Pascual, 2013: 124) and soon became a new tool “to strengthen and build a renewed relationship with its audience providing it with a virtual meeting and socializing space” (Ramos del Cano, 2014: 1). Thus, “the community of a particular radio network is no longer only composed of its listeners, but this it is enriched with the addition of the ‘social audience’” (Videla and Piñeiro, 2013: 86).

In recent years, the microblogging network has become a tool that is generally used in sports journalism and affects the collection, publication and coverage of sports news (Butler et al., 2013; English, 2014). Twitter has grown into a meeting space where journalists can promote stories (Schultz and Sheffer, 2010), monitor news and discuss topics with the users interested in the latest sports news (Sherwood and Nicholson, 2013).

This paper analyses the profiles of the 5 most listened to radio sports programs on the Twitter platform. NodeXL software, one of the main open source analysis programs for networks (Hansen et al., 2010), is used to discover hidden patterns of meanings creating a semantic and a hashtag network. This software is also used to study the flow of information within the network and to identify which are the most important profiles. To do this, in this research we analyze the 3,200 most recent messages posted in the profiles of each of the most listened-to radio sports programmes (N=16.000).

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Teaching-learning Processes beyond the Classroom and the University in the Online Journalism Field: Experiences of International Virtual Cooperation for Multimedia Production

IAMCR2019.jpgThis communication presents the results of a project funded by the University of the Basque Country and developed by the group specialized in educational innovation (KZBerri), focused on the teaching-learning processes in subjects related to cyber journalism. This professional and knowledge field represents one of the main engines of the advancement and pedagogical renewal that the curricula in Communication have been experiencing in the last two decades, reform that in Europe was materialized in 2010 with the implementation of the European Space of Higher Education (EHEA). The University of the Basque Country (UPV / EHU) was a pioneer in this renovation by introducing the optional subject “Electronic Journalism” in 1996 and, later, in 2010, the subject “Cyber ​​Journalistic Writing”, common for its three grades in Social Communication (Journalism, Advertising and Audiovisual Communication). This course-subject has become a nursery of didactic innovation and since 2017 it has been subject to the application of various innovative teaching methodologies. The paper examines one of these methodologies, based on the virtual international collaboration between UPV / EHU students and students from leading Ibero-American universities in cyber journalism, specifically, the Brazilian Mato Grosso do Sul and Pirauí, and the Portuguese Beira Interior and Porto . During the first semester of the 2018/2019 academic year, these students were organized into five working groups, each consisting of two Brazilian students, two Portuguese and one Basque, who jointly and in depth developed information coverages for development. of multimedia web only stories. For the analysis of the experience, several qualitative methods have been applied (student and teacher surveys, discussion group and interaction analysis for virtual collaboration). The results offered by the paper shed light to understand the advantages and disadvantages derived from the introduction of factors such as virtual collaboration for internationalization at home (IaH) (Crowther et al., 2000; Harrison, 2005; Knight, 2007; Holmes & O’Neill, 2012) and the promotion of multilingualism (Ishikura, 2015) in an area such as cyber journalism. Fundamentally, they allow us to recognize whether, as in other areas, the teaching of cyber journalism can converge today at the international level (Latin America) and in what aspects.

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Conceptualizing Creativity in Research and Practice

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In this presentation, we will argue that creativity is (or should be) a broadly conceived benchmark for scholarly practice, studies and education, with a triple implication: creativity is a concept that informs what we are looking for when educating or doing scholarly work, it is a guide for the range of pedagogical and research methods at our disposal, as well as an inspiration for the kind of stories we can tell about our projects.

Creativity tends to perceived as either romantic, inspirational, or rational: as a mystical stroke of genius, as some kind of external force acting upon you, or as the result of hard work and commitment to the craft. In terms of politics and the economy it must be noted how the concept of creativity has been hijacked – especially since the late 1990s rhetoric of ‘creative industries’ and third-way politics – to capitalize on the romantic and inspirational attraction of creativity. Critically we also have to note how these views on creativity tend to ignore or bypass the distinctly networked, communal and social nature of creativity – as any creative act takes place (and is therefore produced by) a context (or caregiving, nurturing, challenging, pushing, encouraging, and otherwise instrumentally engaging others).

It is our contention that we have wrestle back control over the concept of creativity, and reclaim it as a crucial part of the craft of being a socially responsible academic. By way of example, we will highlight the role creativity plays in the work that we do in securing financing for our research, finding multiple ways to publish and disseminate our work, establishing a more or less healthy work-life balance, and embracing non-conventional students and pedagogies.

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