Andrés Scherman

Andrés Scherman
Universidad Adolfo Ibáñez · School of Journalism

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Chile and Colombia are two South American countries with political and economic similarities that, during 2019, faced strong social outbursts, which translated into massive street protests and the weakening of their governments. Using data collected in the period immediately prior to the start of this social unrest, this study seeks to establish th...
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How mass media frame information about migrants is vital to further their well-being and social inclusion in the host society. However, it can also encourage forms of discrimination and xenophobia. In Chile, migration is a theme of great relevance due to a substantial increase in the flow of migrants over the last ten years, as well as the acts of...
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Between 2009 and 2019, Chile experienced the rise and fall of a powerful and influential environmental movement. This movement spurred massive protests against large-scale energy and mining projects, successfully blocking many of them. Although these demonstrations brought together people of all ages and backgrounds, youth were particularly active...
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This research analyzes the main news frames used in coverage of migration in Chile. Over the past two decades, this South American nation has become an important destination for local migration, nearly quadrupling its migrant population. The analysis of a representative sample of news disseminated in 2019 on four different platforms-print media, te...
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In this article, we explore the relationship between social media use and participation in protests in Chile. In October 2019, Chile faced the most massive protests since the country’s return to democracy. Due to its magnitude, the media and analysts refer to this process as the “social outburst.” Although these protests engaged broad sectors of th...
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Previous research has analyzed the extent to which the structural characteristics of news organizations and the outlets where journalists operate explain differences in media diversity. Based on a content analysis of 16,281 news stories from Chilean television, radio, print, online media and Twitter, this study examines whether differences in sourc...
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Journalistic Performance in Sports Coverage: A Comparative Study of Television, Radio, Press, and Online Media in Chile A performance jornalística na cobertura esportiva: um estudo comparado de televisão, rádio, imprensa impressa e meios on-line no Chile Tradicionalmente se ha cuestionado el periodismo deportivo, acusándolo de falta de rigor, escas...
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This study seeks to deepen our understanding of the factors that explain individuals’ willingness to self-censor (WtSC)—the proclivity to withhold an opinion from an audience perceived to disagree with that opinion. It does so by testing the “impressionable years” hypothesis, which states that the historical context experienced between the age of 1...
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Este capítulo explora las definiciones que algunas audiencias de Chile tienen sobre un concepto central para nuestra vida democrática: la distinción entre lo público y lo privado. Desde un punto de vista teórico, la esfera privada se ha relacionado con un espacio íntimo, ligado al mundo doméstico, la satisfacción de necesidades y la reproducción de...
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Previous research has largely explored the differences and similarities between print and digital media in terms of news cycles and specific content characteristics. However, fewer studies have addressed the extent to which the media platform accounts for differences in the performance of key journalistic roles. Based on a content analysis of 1519...
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In pursuit of a healthier and participatory democracy, scholars have long established the positive effects of social capital, values derived from resources embedded in social ties with others which characterize the structure of opportunity and action in communities. Today, social media afford members of digital communities the ability to relate in...
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Based on a survey conducted in Chile with 1,985 journalism students from 14 public and private universities, this article analyzes the students' job expectations as well as the main factors that explain their career aspirations. The results show that 66% want to work in journalism, 15% in public relations (PR), 8% in teaching and research, and 11%...
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Purpose – The purpose of this paper is to explore the relationship between social media use and protest participation in Latin America. It advances two questions. First, does social media increase the chances of protest participation at the individual level, as prior research shows for advanced democracies? Second, in a region with glaring economic...
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Media diaries of 36 Chilean adults were being collected as two disasters unfolded: an earthquake on the northern coast and 11 days later a massive fire in Valparaíso. From an audience reception theoretical approach, these events provide a unique opportunity to compare people's engagement with media and responses to two mediated disasters. By comple...
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partir de 2009 un grupo de investigadores de distintas universidades chilenas comenzó a estudiar la participación política de los jóvenes chilenos y su consumo de medios de comunicación tradicionales y de los, en ese minuto, emergentes medios sociales online. Tras el retorno a la democracia en 1990, la participación política de los ciudadanos chi...
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This article explores the practices of media audiences regarding local identity. The article analyzes the perception of through discourses about media representation, as well as their uses. Based on a qualitative approach -that includes research on life diaries combined with semi-structured interviews (N=36)- the study revealed a gap between people...
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In 2011, Chile experienced two massive protest movements – one against the cost and quality of public education and another against the construction of power plants in Patagonia. This represented a unique opportunity to analyse and compare how Facebook and Twitter use were related to street demonstrations. Using a probabilistic face-to-face survey...
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This study examines changes in the association between social media use and protest behavior in the context of growing social unrest among the younger population. Using propensity score matching, it analyzes data from a repeated cross-sectional survey taken before, during, and after the 2011 student demonstrations in Chile. The results indicate tha...
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Durante 45 días, 36 chilenos de 6 regiones del país escribieron en un diario de vida su relación cotidiana con los medios de comunicación y las tecnologías digitales. Luego, a través de entrevistas, profundizamos en sus relatos y experiencias. Diarios de vida de las audiencias chilenas es una invitación para reflexionar sobre el papel que tienen l...
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Chile es uno de los paises con menores niveles de criminalidad en America Latina, pero exhibe altos niveles de temor. Esta investigacion examina la influencia del consumo medial, entre otros factores, como determinante de esta dicotomia. Una serie de analisis de regresion aplicados a los datos de una encuesta probabilistica, permiten concluir que e...
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Despite the fact that Chile is one of the countries with the lowest crime rates in Latin America, its population exhibits high levels of fear of crime. This research examines the influence of media consumption, among other factors, as a determinant of the fear of crime. A series of regression analysis indicate a positive relationship between an ind...
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Introducción El año 2011 representó un punto de inflexión en la historia de los movi-mientos sociales en Chile. Por primera vez desde la ola de protestas contra el régimen militar en los años ochenta, miles de ciudadanos se tomaron las calles para manifestarse por diversas causas: los estudiantes marcharon por la calidad de la educación, los ambien...
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This article discusses the relation between Chilean youth media consumption patterns and their disposition to vote. In this context, to what extent does news consumption and entertainment by Chilean youth influence their political participation patterns? Based on data from a national survey (N=1.000) of young individuals between 18 and 29 years old...
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Protest activity has become a central means for political change in Chile. We examine the association between social media use and youth protest, as well as mediating and moderating mechanisms of this relationship, using survey data collected in Chile in 2010. We found that Facebook use was associated significantly with protest activity, even after...
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Existe una importante discusión en la literatura respecto a la relación entre el consumo de medios de comunicación que tienen los ciudadanos que viven en democracias liberales, y su interés y participación en política (Livingstone y Markham, 2008; Norris, 2000; Putnam, 2000; Capella y Jamieson, 1996, entre otros). Se han desplegado dos posturas par...
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Los medios de comunicación tienen un lugar cada vez más relevante en la actividad política y, especialmente, en los procesos electorales. En las democracias liberales actuales la relación de los ciudadanos con el sistema político se produce, fundamentalmente, a través de los flujos de contenidos simbólicos generados por los medios de comunicación.

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