Frederic Guerrero-Solé

Frederic Guerrero-Solé
University Pompeu Fabra | UPF · Department of Communication

PhD in Communication

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January 2015 - January 2017
University Pompeu Fabra
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  • Lecturer
February 2007 - present
University Pompeu Fabra
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  • Researcher and Visiting Lecturer

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Publications (64)
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Politicized celebrities may assume the role of leaders to counter politicians’ monopoly of political representation and to bring social awareness to specific causes (Street, 2004; Wheeler, 2013). This paper analyzes the impact of politicized celebrities in Twitter among politicized and non-politicized audiences. We focus on the case of the Catalan...
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Este trabajo presenta los resultados conjuntos de 5 investigaciones sobre el efecto tercera persona (ETP) desarrolladas a lo largo de seis años de investigación. Los estudios se centraron en: (1) la influencia percibida de medios y contenidos (Guerrero-Solé, 2013), (2) la influencia percibida de una campaña de bañadores de H&M, y (3) de un anuncio...
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The news media have a strong influence on people’s perception of reality. But despite claims to objectivity, media organizations are, in general, politically biased (Patterson & Donsbach, 1996; Gaebler, 2017). The link between news media outlets and political organizations has been a critical question in political science and communication studies....
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Las dos elecciones españolas de 2019, celebradas el 28 de abril (28A) y el 10 de noviembre (10N), estuvieron marcadas por la irrupción del partido Vox, populista de extrema derecha, que pasó de 23 a 52 diputados. El objetivo de esta investigación es analizar el impacto de su irrupción en la estructura de las comunidades (Smith et al., 2014) de las...
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Women have historically been underrepresented in politics. However, in the last few decades, more and more women have been elected to both upper and lower houses, particularly in Spain. Social media has become one >of the main channels for women to gain visibility, but the issue of unequal distribution of power and influence between men and women r...
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The European Union (EU) was founded to promote peace, prosperity and other values between an increasing number of member states (European Commission, 2001). However, Brexit has activated a reputation crisis that reinforces Euroscepticism (Börzel; Risse, 2018). The objective of the study is to identify the differences in the semantic construction an...
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La toxicidad de los mensajes políticos es una creciente amenaza a la confianza que los ciudadanos depositan en el sistema democrático. En particular, las redes sociales son lugares en los que esta toxicidad es más evidente. La pandemia de la COVID-19 y el estado de alarma decretado por el gobierno español parece el contexto ideal para el aumento de...
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During the last decades populism has become a mainstream ideology in Western democracies (Mudde, 2004; 2016). At the same time, the popularisation of digital platforms has facilitated the process of political communication while social networks have become one of the preferred communicative tools for political populists to spread their messages. Dr...
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Background Support groups play an important role in diabetes understanding and education. This study aims to find connections between participating in diabetes-related online communities (groups and forums) and the self-reported degree of self-care management and health problems associated with type 1 and 2 diabetes. Methods A cross-sectional stud...
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Search engine optimization (SEO) constitutes the set of methods designed to increase the visibility of, and the number of visits to, a web page by means of its ranking on the search engine results pages. Recently, SEO has also been applied to academic databases and search engines, in a trend that is in constant growth. This new approach, known as a...
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Social media have changed the communication practices by creating an acute need for continuous interaction. The use of social chatbots is growing as an effective way to communicate with publics. Bots have become social actors and then, someone must account for their actions. Since responsibility is bounded to agency and rationality, it cannot be di...
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Diabetes is one of the most challenging long-term diseases (LTD) nowadays. Diabetes is associated with dietary restrictions , medical treatments and a strict life style, and has important emotional implications. The aim of this study is to analyze the impact of participating in online support groups (OSG) and participants' emotional well-being, soc...
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Twitter has become a privileged data source for analyzing the behavior of users when interacting online. This research aims to explore the interactive behavior of users in political discussions and the changes in their behavior over time. Understanding the interactive functions of Twitter (retweeting, mentioning, and replying) as digital traces of...
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The legalisation of online gambling in multiple territories has caused a growth in the exposure of consumers to online sports betting (OSB) advertising. While some efforts have been made to understand the visible structure of betting promotional messages, little is known about the latent components of OSB advertisements. The present study sought to...
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The aim of this work is to analyze three political attitudes: internal efficacy, external efficacy, and political interest, as variables that can explain people’s disaffection. We aim to determine the impact of short-term and sociodemographic variables on these three political attitudes in the context of Chile. A survey, carried out by GFK-Adimark...
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This paper analyses how people negotiate representations of other cultures in the media, in particular those traits that can be considered controversial in the sense of generating strong opinions and opposing stances. A news story about an Egyptian television channel run by Egyptian women journalists wearing the niqab (Maria TV) was used to stimula...
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The aim of this article is to analyze the web positioning factors that can influence the order, by relevance, in Google Scholar and the subsequent evaluation of the importance of received citations in this ordering process. The methodology of reverse engineering was applied, in which a comparison was made between the Google Scholar ranking and anot...
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In the last sixty years there has been an accumulative theoretical progress on communication research, in particular on the effects of media on people (Neuman & Guggenheim, 2011). However, little attention has been paid to the evolution of the perceived influence of media on people, except in the case of the third-person effect (Davison, 1983). By...
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The retweet overlap network (RON) method has proved to be successful in quantifying the distances between political parties in multiparty democracies. These distances are frequently used in political science to explain the formation of coalitions and governments. This article explores how data collected from Twitter can be related to ideological si...
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The pervasiveness of sports betting marketing and advertising is arguably normalising betting behaviour among increasingly larger groups of population. In their adverts, bookmakers represent characters and situations that conventionalise betting and promote specific behaviours while ignoring others. The present study examined a sample of British an...
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Gambling disorder is known to have a negatively detrimental impact on affected individual’s physical and psychological health, social relationships, and finances. Via remote technologies (e.g., Internet, mobile phones, and interactive television), gambling has come out of gambling venues and has brought the potential for online gambling to occur an...
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Gambling disorder is known to have a negatively detrimental impact on affected individual’s physical and psychological health, social relationships, and finances. Via remote technologies (e.g., Internet, mobile phones, and interactive television), gambling has come out of gambling venues and has brought the potential for online gambling to occur an...
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Although in the last three decades many works have been devoted to the study of Davison's (1983) Third-Person Effect (TPE) for a great variety of media contents, as far as we know none of them has explored the presumed impact of media type on the magnitude of the effect. The objective of this study is to compare the magnitude of the TPE for news, a...
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El análisis de grandes cantidades de datos (big data) se vislumbra como el nuevo paradigma de acceso al conocimiento en campos tan diversos de la ciencia como la medicina, la biología, la física o las ciencias sociales. El procesamiento de los datos obtenidos de buscadores y redes sociales se ha convertido en una pieza esencial para la definición d...
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This paper focuses on how public service TV channels (BBC One and Spanish La 1) organize a debate in Twitter around factual genre programs, thus allowing us to compare two out of the three media systems proposed by Hallin and Mancini (2004). It also deals with the issueof what the role of commercial television is in the creation of an online public...
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This article analyses and compares, in terms of five analytical categories, how three Western news channels (Telecinco, CNN and the BBC) cover a news story about a new Egyptian channel called Maria TV presented by Muslim women wearing the niqab. Although the Western TV channels narrate the same event, they build different representations of reality...
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This research proposes a multiple case study on public debate and Twitter. Specifically, we aim to observe how British Broadcasting Corporation (BBC), Radio Televisión Española (RTVE) and Corporació Catalana de Mitjans Audiovisuals (CCMA) use Twitter to create and maintain a long-term public sphere of debate. Our corpus comprises the two main geogr...
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Els mitjans de comunicació són dispositius narratius fonamentals per comprendre les representacions socials de la nació en l’esfera pública. Aquest llibre ens endinsa en l’estudi pràctic i analític d’una temàtica d’actualitat com són les narratives mediàtiques del catalanisme, i ho fa amb relació a dos processos històrics: l’Estatut d’Autonomia del...
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Las televisiones públicas tienen la misión de promover el debate en torno a temas de interés público. Twitter es el meta-medio social escogido por los programas televisivos para cumplir esta tarea en la Red. Por ello, este estudio cuestiona la capacidad de las televisiones públicas para generar un debate efectivo, en usuarios y duración, a través d...
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The aim of this study was to explore the intersection between Medium Theory (MT) and Third-Person Effect (TPE) and evaluate how the research on MT can further our knowledge of the TPE. The study has proven that the perceptual hypothesis of the TPE is confirmed in different media contents and across media types (TV and the Internet) and that media t...
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Introduction. This paper analyzes several Spanish TV news about sexuality, gender, religion and interculturality to explore how these news are interpreted by audiences and experts. Methodology. We have used three complementary methods. First, we have conducted a critical discourse analysis (CDA) of different sexual, religious and intercultural iden...
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Introducción. En esta investigación se analizan distintas noticias sobre sexualidad, género, religión e interculturalidad en televisiones españolas. Metodología. Se realiza un análisis del discurso de las distintas identidades enmarcadas en las mencionadas categorías. A continuación, en distintos grupos discusión se analizan las interpretaciones qu...
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In November 9, 2014, the Catalan government called Catalan people to participate in a straw poll about the independence of Catalonia from Spain. This article analyzes the use of Twitter between November 8 and 10, 2014. Drawing on a methodology developed by Guerrero-Solé, Corominas-Murtra, and Lopez-Gonzalez, this work examines the structure of the...
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La tecnociencia, la tecnocultura y la tecnocracia son procesos convergentes que definen la era contemporánea. Todos ellos están construidos sobre una ideología que presenta a la tecnología no como un medio sino como un fin, una realidad autosuficiente para mejorar la realidad, que resta poder de acción al ser humano. Partiendo de estos conceptos, e...
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Mutual influences between brands can have a strong impact on their perception, in particular in DMOs. This work analyses the mutual influence of the Spanish State and Community-level Tourism Organizations accounts on Twitter. We analysed to what extent the State account Spain diffused information about the Communities accounts and vice versa, and t...
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In recent years, social networking sites (SNS) have become enormously popular, in particular microblogging sites such as Twitter. Twitter is nowadays one of the most used SNS for social, economic and political communication. Drawing on well-known characteristics of social networks and human behavior, i.e. the homophilic behavior of individuals, the...
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Since Davison (1983) proposed the hypothesis regarding the Third-Person Effect (TPE), it has been widely accepted by researchers in communication. The objective of this study is to test both perceptual and behavioral components of TPE in Spain related to media in general, violent, pornographic, and trash TV shows (in particular, the TV show Sálvame...
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Marca Community is arguably one of the most popular online sports communities in Spain with over 400,000 members. In its forum, users can comment on the news published by the sport-based newspapers Marca while interacting with other members. Drawing on the existing literature on virtual communities, this study empirically examines the engagement in...
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The core of the educational paradigm of ESHE is competence learning. This paper contains the results of the comparative analysis of the self-perception of competence development by Communication Theories students in the degree courses AudioVisual Communication, Advertising and Public Relations, and Journalism at the Pompeu Fabra University. Two com...
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User-generated content management poses a challenge to the media. It requires professional handling in order to facilitate user engagement and avoid verbal aggression. To illustrate this point, the article examines the comments posted to the online edition of Marca, the major Spanish sports newspaper. Empirical assessments of the data alongside int...
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The aim of this article is to examine the way readers who participate in the comments section of online sports newspapers produce hate speech toward the medium. The research focuses on the Marca sport-based online community in Spain, in the context of the Real Madrid vs. FC Barcelona rivalry. The article explores the medium's quandary between allow...
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In recent years online participation has become an essential object of study in research conducted into the new media. This participation of the individual citizen not only attracts the attention of researchers, but it is also a unique opportunity for many organizations to form virtual communities of users. This paper presents the development of a...
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Resumen: En nuestra sociedad la imagen que los ciudadanos tenemos de la política está fuertemente condicionada por cómo esta aparece en los medios de comunicación y, en particular, en los noticiarios televisivos. Este artículo, fruto de un proyecto de investigación I+D+I financiado por el Ministerio de Educación, Política Social y Deporte, analiza...
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In our society the image that citizens have of politics is strongly conditioned by the way politics are represented in the media and, in particular, in TV news programmes. This article, a product of an R&D project funded by the Spanish Ministry of Education, Social Policy and Sport, analyses the presence and image of political news in eight Spanish...
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This work analyses the political news of eight Spanish television channels in order to see what image is built of politics, and particularly how the news of corruption affects the image of politics in Spanish news broadcasts. Different cases of corruption such as Gürtel, Palma Arena and those associated with judge Baltasar Garzón in his final stage...
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Tourist destinations have started using Twitter as a new platform to provide information to travellers. However, it is still unclear what the future role of this social network is and how tourist destinations will use its characteristics to improve their influence and impact on the network. This study analyses the activity of nine Spanish tourist d...
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The aim of this article is to understand how the online sport journalism in Spain manufactures conflict narratives on Real Madrid versus Barcelona football matches. The clásico has been frequently framed as a clash between two national identities that goes beyond its sportive dimension. Following Whannel’s concept of ‘vortextuality’ in relation to...
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La Iglesia Ortodoxa Rusa (IOR) ha recuperado su papel en la sociedad rusa. De ser una institución condenada a la clandestinidad y el ostracismo, la IOR se ha convertido en 20 años en una de las instituciones más respetadas en Rusia. En este artículo se presentan los resultados de la investigación sobre la evolución de los medios de comunicación de...
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Media researchers frequently need to record and store a huge amount of media content. Until recently, the Department of Communication at the Pompeu Fabra University in Barcelona handled this problem in an old-fashioned analog and manual way. After migration to iptv, the department designed the MRecIPTV software to record, store and access digital m...
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20 years after the dissolution of the Soviet Union, the Victory commemoration in Russia has emerged as the main national holiday and the basis for the construction of post-Soviet Russian identity, especially since the first presidency of Vladimir Putin. The cornerstone of the celebration is the Victory parade and the reading of the presidential spe...
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Allò que diferencia el videojoc d'altres mitjans audiovi- suals per a la divulgació científica rau en la seva capa- citat de transmetre coneixement sobre sistemes com- plexos a través de l'experimentació i de l'experiència. A més, com a forma de cultura popular, el videojoc consti- tueix un vehicle especialment interessant per a la divul- gació cie...
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The aim of this work is to analyze three political attitudes: internal efficacy, external efficacy, and political interest, as variables that can explain people’s disaffection. We aim to determine the impact of short-term and sociodemographic variables on these three political attitudes in the context of Chile. A survey, carried out by GFK-Adimark...

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This project addresses the challenge of the relationship between political polarization and the spreading of populist messages through the analysis of the duplication of active audiences (Guerrero-Solé, 2017) on Twitter. Social networks like Twitter and Facebook have become a popular tool for spreading political messages. However, despite the fact that these platforms allow the dissemination of, and the exposure to messages of any political ideology, a large majority of the studies have shown a strong polarization between parties and ideologies, the emergence of the so-called echo-chambers (Bruns & Highfield, 2013; Larsson & Moe, 2013) and the spreading of populist messages. The accelerated growth in political antagonism and the questioning of many of the social consensus reached in previous decades has led to the emergence of populist movements and leaders such as Donald Trump in the United States, or Nigel Farage in Great Britain. This project will analyze (1) the degree of polarization and homophily in the dissemination of political messages, and the formation of resonance chambers, (2) the dynamics of evolution of audience duplication in relation to significant political and social events, and (3) the relationship between the degree of polarization and the dissemination of populist discourses, The project merges aspects related to the dissemination of information (Katz and Lazarsfeld, 1955, Rogers, 1962), the duplication of audiences (Mukerjee, Majó-Vázquez and González-Bailón, 2018), the analysis of social networks (McPherson, Smith-Lovin and Cook, 2001, Bruns and Highfield, 2013) and the analysis of populist political discourses (Jagers and Walgrave, 2007; Rooduijn , 2014a). In this sense, the project covers the current gap in the exploration of the relationship between social networks and populism, still to be developed in the fields of communication and political science (Ernst, Engesser, Büchel, Blassnig & Esser, 2017). The project will use an innovative methodology to analyze polarization based on the RON (Retweet Overlap Network) method developed by the project's IP (Guerrero-Solé, 2017). This method analyzes the networks formed by the most influential users of a conversation (in terms of retweets received), and builds a network based on the overlaps between users or groups of users communities of retweeters. The application of this method has led to satisfactory results regarding the assessment of political polarization or voters indecision (Guerrero- Solé, Corominas-Murtra and López-González, 2014, Guerrero-Solé and López González, 2019). In addition, a populist content analysis methodology will be developed by the members of the team, based on previous developments of content analysis on Twitter. The project will use samples of political conversations collected in the 2016-2020 period in Spain. In particular, we will analyze the political debates on Twitter during the last electoral campaign of the general elections (2016), the future campaigns of the European and municipal elections in Madrid and Barcelona (May 2019), and of the general elections (2019- 2020) in Spain. In total, the sample will be composed of about 300 and 400 million messages.
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The project ITOURIST follows previous projects focused on the study of communication strategies and web communication of tourist destinations and maintains its DNA: Brings together academic profiles of different disciplines to address a complex subject with greater knowledge. It promotes collaboration between different state universities, and also with institutions and companies. Persists in its commitment to the industry, transferring their findings through the web marcasturisticas.org and professional reports.
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Industrial PhD project funded by European Social Funds, CCMA, Generalitat de Catalunya and UPF to examine the linear and digital audiences of all CCMA's media (Radio, TV and Internet) and channels. This project have a prospective aim to develop the correct tools and recommendations for increase and maintain a long-term digital audiences.