Pere Masip

Pere Masip
Universitat Ramon Llull | URL · School of Communication and International Relations Blanquerna

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Introduction
Pere Masip is a senior lecturer in the Faculty of Communication Blanquerna at the Universitat Ramon Llull (Barcelona). He leads the research group Digilab. His research interests are online journalism and the impact of digital technologies in journalistic practice.

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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...
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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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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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A media system based on a small number of sources, extremely hierarchical and mainly targeting a passive mass audience, has evolved towards a context where the number of media has exponentially multiplied, audiences are highly fragmented and increasingly active, with almost endless options for news consumption. This new scenario is described as a h...
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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...
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L’especialització periodística es caracteritza per la narració d’uns continguts que encaixen amb els interessos de la societat. Una de les especialitzacions que més ressò ha tingut al llarg dels darrers anys és la que desenvolupa la temàtica gastronòmica. Tot i el boom que l’art culinària ha experimentat a la televisió i a la xarxa, la premsa escri...
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The study of food is crucial since food is part of daily life of people. Also, food and gastronomy are a very important leisure and travel issue. This is reflected through the huge attention that media pay to food stories. Food journalism has become a field of increasing interest, and the study of journalistic narratives allows to understand concre...
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The production of quality, proximity and specialized contents is one of the main pathways for the survival of journalism. In this sense, specialization means an added value since it directly links to social interests. The current paper focuses on a field of growing interest such as gastronomy and food journalism. While television and the Internet h...
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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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Given the interdisciplinary nature of digital journalism studies and the increasingly blurred boundaries of journalism, there is a need within the field of journalism studies to widen the scope of theoretical perspectives and approaches. Theories of Journalism in a Digital Age discusses new avenues in theorising journalism, and reassesses establish...
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In the current media system, the relationship between media and audience has undergone a major mutation. This is an issue that is not trivial because the audience is essential to journalisms’ existence. Paradoxically, however, the media has paid little attention to audience, beyond data provided by online metrics. However, research from the academy...
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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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Una elevada penetració dels dispositius mòbils entre tota la població i un ús intensiu i variat de les xarxes socials –Facebook, Twitter, Linkedin, etc.– han caracteritzat el bienni 2013-2014 a Catalunya des d’un punt de vista tecnològic. Aquestes tendències digitals han seguit creixent en tots dos camps des de l’anterior edició de l'Informe de la...
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Audience participation in any of its forms and denominations [public journalism, citizen journalism, participatory journalism, user generated content (UGC), etc.], seems to revitalize democracy. Public discussion is possible thanks to information and communication technologies. The reality, however, shows that the audience does not include particip...
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News organizations have realized that certain types of information and images are more attractive than others to capture the reader’s attention, particularly stories and images about crime and entertainment, among others. At the same time, audiences have become more active, providing eyewitness photos and videos. Newsrooms are flooded with graphic...
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Research on the evolution of journalism is still lacking appropriate theoretical tools to (re)conceptualise the blurring boundaries between professional news production in the media industry, the public actively engaged in using, circulating and producing information, and the diversity of social and material actors involved in these processes. This...
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Introduction. This paper outlines the evolution of Spanish production in the area of communication research over the last seventeen years. It analyses whether the consolidation of the existing systems of assessment of scientific activity have been mirrored by an increase in the output of Spanish authors in journals indexed by the Social Sciences Ci...
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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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Like many news media organisations, European public service broadcasters are adapting their corporate strategies to the specific demands of the evolving communicative environment. Digitisation and convergence have usually been presented as an opportunity to reinvent public service broadcasting into public service media, by producing and delivering...
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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 Internet has shaken the foundations of regulatory practices in journalism. Audiences take a more active role and the media have opened their doors to citizen participation. The decision about what is and is not worth showing no longer rests exclusively in the hands of journalists. At the same time, the media have more information than ever abou...
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This paper analyses the evolution of Spanish communication research published as scientific articles between 1980 and 2010. It quantifies the volume of this production with two different samples: the first sample includes national journals and offers original and unprecedented data; the second one includes international journals, defined as those i...
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This article characterizes publication patterns of Spanish communication scholars in scientific journals. Different parameters are analyzed: institution of origin, number of authors, typology of collaborations and the number and target of references. In order to achieve its objectives, three samples were studied: non-SSCI Spanish journals, SSCI Spa...
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Research into current developments in newsrooms has paid a great deal of attention to convergence projects, focusing on emerging models of newswork and the attitudes of journalists towards change. This study proposes a longitudinal approach to the research of convergence, defined as a process where the outcomes are shaped by aspirations, power rela...
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Infotendencias Group (SALAVERRÍA, Ramón; GARCÍA AVILÉS, José Alberto; MASIP, Pere et al.) (2012) “Media convergence”. In: Eugenia SIAPERA & Andreas VEGLIS (eds.) The Handbook of Global Online Journalism. Malden (MA, USA), Oxford (UK): Wiley-Blackwell, pp. 21-38. (ISBN: 978-1-4443-3855-3)
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The aim of this article is examine the characteristics of newsrooms' organization of Catalan local media as a part of media convergence. Data was obtained from a survey distributed among media members of the Catalan Association of Local Newspapers, with a response rate of 45%, and 19 in-depth interviews with journalists and managers of 8 media grou...
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Comments in online news could be the contemporary enactment of the eighteenth-century cafés that founded public sphere. This article assesses to what extent do these forms of digital discussion fit in Habermas’ principles for democratic debate, using his discursive ethics as a demanding normative benchmark. The sample of more than 15,000 comments w...
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The article analyses the main characteristics of scientific production in the communication sciences by Catalan authors during the years 2007–2009. Bibliometric techniques were used to observe institutional productivity, publication patterns, collaboration dynamics (intra- and inter-institutional) and journal consumption. The study is based on arti...
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The aim of this article is examine the characteristics of newsrooms' organization of Catalan local media as a part of media convergence. Data was obtained from a survey distributed among media members of the Catalan Association of Local Newspapers, with a response rate of 45%, and 19 in-depth interviews with journalists and managers of 8 media grou...
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O presente artigo descreve a evolução do webjornalismo, destacando aspectos relevantes do design, multimidialidade e interatividade em dois jornais: La Vanguardia (espanhol) e Gazeta do Povo (brasileiro). A partir da forma, exploramos as relações entre as características citadas anteriormente. Na metodologia adotada são privilegiados instrumentos c...
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Audience participation in online newspapers can potentially revitalize democratic debates. However, a thorough analysis of the nature of this participation is still much needed. This article explores Conversation 2.0 through its most popular feature: reader comments in news. It analyzes the ethical and legal framework, and evaluates whether there i...
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Title: International research on online journalism: hypertext, interactivity, multime-dia and convergence Josep-Lluís Micó-Sanz es periodista y profesor de la Facultat de Comunicació Blanquerna de la Universitat Ramon Llull, donde también es coordinador del grado de periodismo y codirige el gru-po de investigación Digilab. Doctor por la Universidad...
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Video has become widespread in Spanish online newspapers in recent years. However, its adoption raises some questions and important challenges. This paper suggests some of the motivations that have driven its development and describes the most common types of news video content. Additionally, it underlines some doubts about the model of video inclu...
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El nuevo escenario digital está modificando la forma en que los medios tradicionales se relacionan con su audiencia y, por consiguiente, la base sobre la que se sustenta la teoría de la agenda-setting. Internet ofrece la oportunidad de superar el carácter monológico del proceso comunicativo y abre la puerta a la participación del público. Este trab...
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A aceleração de tendências como a concentração de propriedade, as parcerias e iniciativas cross-media encorajam grupos de mídia a explorarem a convergência nas rotinas de produção de notícias para atuarem num cenário de grande competitividade como o atual. Desde 2006, a convergência jornalística tem sido o tema principal de congressos e reuniões mu...
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Acceleration of trends such as ownership concentration, and crossmedia partnerships and initiatives, encourage media companies to explore convergence in news production routines in order to thrive in a very competitive arena. Since 2006, journalistic convergence has been the main topic of global conferences and meetings of media editors. This paper...
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Marcos PALACIOS & Javier DÍAZ NOCI (eds.) (2009). Online journalism: research methods. A multidisciplinary approach in comparative perspective. Bilbao: Servicio Editorial de la Universidad del País Vasco, p. 67-89. ISBN: 978-84-9860-191-6
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The use of multimedia has traditionally been considered one of the basic characteristics of on-line communication; however, the incorporation of a multimedia journalistic discourse in the Spanish cyber-media has not yet really taken place. In recent years, there has been a noticeably greater development of video on the Internet and a change in the...
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Digitization of media archives has improved both news librarians’ and journalists’ work. However, a significant proportion of Spanish journalists prefer searching for information on the Internet rather than in archives. Moreover, the quality of journalists’ work decreases because few journalists receive proper training on information retrieval. Our...
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Convergence is a very polysemous concept that has been used to describe various trends in journalism that have something in common: the blurring of the limits between different media, professional skills and roles. This paper proposes to analytically structure convergence into four dimensions: integrated production, multiskilled professionals, mult...
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Domingo, David; Salaverría, Ramón; Aguado, Juan Miguel; Cabrera, Mª Ángeles; Edo, Concha; Masip, Pere; Meso, Koldobika; Palomo, Mª Bella; Sádaba, Charo; Orihuela, José Luis; Portilla, Idoia; Díaz Noci, Larrañaga, José; Larrondo, Ainara; López, Xosé; Pereira, Xosé; Gago, Manuel; Otero, Marita; Fernández Rivera Celia; Alonso, Jaime; Rojo, Pedro Anton...
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Convergence is a very polysemous concept that has been used to describe various trends in journalism that have something in common: the blurring of the limits between different media, professional skills and roles. This paper proposes to analytically structure convergence into four dimensions: integrated production, multiskilled professionals, mult...
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The introduction of digital technologies in journalism has not only brought about a new type of journalist, the so called ciberjournalist, but it has also contributed to modify journalists’ professional practices in traditional media (print, radio and television). More specifically, newsroom digitization, the implementation of non lineal editing sy...
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Se pretende observar el grado de penetración de internet en las redacciones de los medios catalanes y analizar hasta que punto la red está modificando las rutinas profesionales. Para ello se dispone de los resultados obtenidos de una encuesta realizada entre los miembros del Col.legi de Periodistes de Catalunya. Los resultados sugieren que internet...
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S'analitza l'ús d'informació digital, especialment d'Internet, en cinc disciplines de les ciències socials. La recerca s'ha basat en l'anàlisi de les citacions de tots els articles publicats entre els anys 1997 i 2000 a 25 revistes acadèmiques. L'anàlisi dels resultats obtinguts mostra que els recursos digitals juguen encara un paper molt marginal...
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This study is a follow-up to a previous quantitative research, conducted in 2002, devo- ted to examining the degree of spread of Internet in Catalan newsroom. Now, this paper presents the results obtained from the observation carried out in three catalan newsro- oms (a newspaper, a radio station and a TV station) about how the net is changing the p...
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A growing number of the media is undergoing this complex process known as "convergence". This is a phenomenon with repercussions for companies, technology, content and profes- sionals, and is made up of some of the following aspects: inte- grated production, polyvalent journalism, multi-platform dis- tribution and audience participation. But compan...