Jaume Suau

Jaume Suau
Universitat Ramon Llull | URL · Blanquerna Faculty

PhD

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El principio de autoridad en el periodismo se articula en torno a conceptos centrales como objetividad, verificación y distancia/neutralidad (Schudson, 1978; Kovach y Rosenstiel, 2007; Deuze, 2005). En el nuevo orden de desinformación en el que se cuestiona la autoridad del periodismo, los verificadores de datos (en inglés, fact-checkers) se presen...
Technical Report
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A new study published by Blanquerna university shows overall decreased in trust in news following the Covid-19 pandemic in Belgium, Spain and Hungary. Results also show very low level of awareness about media and press councils, their role and the mechanisms complaints. More information: https://presscouncils.eu/The-level-of-public-trust-in-news-de...
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On 14 March 2020, the Spanish Government declared a state of alert for the first time since the reinstatement of democracy, confining millions of people to their homes in effort to combat the COVID-19 pandemic. Amid emergency situations such as this, people need to be informed (Seeger et al., 2003). In light of this demand for information, the medi...
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Recent data confirm the central role that YouTube plays in the media life of young people in the west, and especially in the media practices of adolescents and preadolescents. This article presents a study on tweens’ YouTube preferences and media practices. The study was based on the uses and gratification theory and applied a quantitative-qualitat...
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The use of WhatsApp in everyday life, but also in relation with practices such as receiving, sharing and commenting on news is growing. However, due to its close or private nature, users' engagement with news is less obvious or harder to grasp on WhatsApp than on other social platforms. Drawing on practice theory, this research aims to address how...
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In the current media ecosystem, in which the traditional media coexists with new players who are able to produce information and spread it widely, there is growing concern about the increasing prominence of fake news. Despite some significant efforts to determine the effects of misinformation, the results are so far inconclusive. Previous research...
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This report collects the main contributions made by the researchers of the News, networks and users in the Hybrid Media System project, at the Newsnet seminar, which was held in Bilbao on November 10, 2020. The overall objective of this project is to map out an accurate picture of how news content is being created, distributed, commented upon and...
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The trust that citizens place in the media and whether it is conditioned by their ideological positioning are analyzed. Likewise, how ideology affects the perception of media as creators and disseminators of disinformation is studied. The results from a representative survey of the Spanish population (n = 1,000) reveal polarized media consumption i...
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Debates about post-truth need to take into account how news re-disseminates in a hybrid media system in which social networks and audience participation play a central role. Hence, there is a certain risk of reducing citizens’ exposure to politically adverse news content, creating ‘echo chambers’ of political affinity. This article presents the res...
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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, a social online mobiliz...
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The Covid-19 pandemic has confined millions of citizens in their homes. The situation of isolation has many consequences at multiple levels: social, psychological, economic, educational…, and also communicative. Based on a survey to 1,122 people during the most severe confinement phase, this article aims to analyze how information consumption has b...
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La crisis del coronavirus ha provocado que el 78% de los ciudadanos se informe más que antes de la pandemia, y el 52% lo hace tres o más veces al día cuando antes de la crisis sólo lo hacía el 28%. Estos datos son el resultado de la investigación sobre los cambios en el consumo informativo realizada por el grupo de investigación Digilab, de la Fac...
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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 a...
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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 r...
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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 analy...
Conference Paper
El papel de los usuarios de las redes sociales y su relación con los medios de comunicación es una cuestión que demanda un análisis, ya que conceptos como gatekeeping o agenda-setting (Sheffer & Schultz, 2010) sufren tensiones en el actual sistema híbrido de comunicación. Desde el ámbito académico internacional se viene estudiando el uso que los pe...
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Within the current hybrid media system, in which the “old” and “new” media coexist, the role of social networks in the consumption of news has become increasingly important in recent years. Previous research has highlighted the importance and the transformational potential of user interactions in social networks in the traditional news cycle, when...
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Se presentan los resultados de una investigación cualitativa basada en la realización de 12 grupos de discusión con un total de 106 personas sobre el papel que tienen las redes sociales en el consumo de información de actualidad. Se ha indagado acerca de la motivación de los ciudadanos para interactuar con las noticias en las redes sociales, y sobr...
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The results of a qualitative research study based on 12 focus groups with a total of 106 people about the role of social net- works in the consumption of current information are presented. We inquired about the motivation of citizens to interact with the news on social networks, and if they consider them appropriate spaces for public debate. Some f...
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Este artículo presenta los primeros resultados de un proyecto de investigación centrado en el análisis de las motivaciones que impulsan a los ciudadanos a participar activamente a través de los mecanismos que con ese fin ofrecen los medios digitales y a través de las redes sociales. Los resultados muestran que a pesar de los discursos generalizados...
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Audience participation, in any of its forms and names (public journalism, citizen journalism, participatory journalism, UGC), appears to revitalise democracy, thanks to the opportunities for public debate opened up by information and communications technology. On the other hand, however, there are many authors who question whether interactive techn...
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La participación de la audiencia, en cual quiera de sus formas y denominaciones (public journalism, periodismo ciudadano, periodism o participativo, UGC), revitaliza, aparentemente, la democracia, gracias a las posibilidades que las tecnologías de la información y la comunicación ofrecen para el debate público. Frente a estas posiciones, sin embarg...
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Based on a quantitative approach, this paper presents some of the preliminary results of a research project focused on the analysis of the motivations that encourage citizens to actively participate in online news media, using the mechanisms provided by their websites, and through open social network platforms. The findings show that, although ther...
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My PhD thesis has as a main object of research citizens’ participation in online environments. More specifically, it studies citizens’ attitudes and motivations towards the participatory tools adopted by news media in their websites, what is popularly known in academia as ‘participatory journalism’. Around this core idea, my research also deals wit...
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Starting from the analysis of the main Spanish and Catalan media, three participation models are identified and described: catch-all, user community and collaboration networks. To describe the models, we consider the presence, variety and typologies of participation tools, the connection established by the media to relate to their audiences and the...
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A partir del análisis de los principales medios de comunicación españoles y catalanes, se indentifican y describen tres modelos de participación: catch-all, comunidad de usuarios y redes de colaboración. Para la descripción de los modelos, se valora la presencia, variedad y tipologías de herramientas de participación, la relación que establecen los...
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Digital media have rapidly adopted mechanisms for transforming their audience into active content providers. Various studies have shown that the main motivation for developing audience participation is financial in nature and that journalists are striving to retain their role as gatekeepers. Nevertheless, “participatory journalism” opens up the pub...

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The objective of this research is put under the microscope the combination of interactions on and off line in the early stages of adolescence to learn their use of on line communication.. More specifically, approaches the phenomenon of YouTubers to analyze whether they mean for young users: a leisure segment , a social experiences or a vehicle of the symbolic world.