Public sphere and citizen participation: an approach to the construction of interaction in the main Colombian cyber media

  • Barredo Ibanez, Daniel (PI)
  • Palomo, Bella (CoI)
  • Díaz, Elba (CoI)
  • De la Garza, Daniel (CoI)
  • García, Julio Cesar (CoI)

Project: Research Project

Project Details


The deepening of the concept of public sphere, from the generalization of ICTs, favors a gradual activation of users in the information environment. In this sense, this proposal has set out to analyze how participation takes place in Colombian cybermedia and what participatory demands exist among Colombian citizens. The answer to these questions will help, on the one hand, to better understand the demands of Colombian information users, their needs and their perceptions of the degree of adaptation of the country's most important headers with respect to the levels of interaction offered. But it will also make a contribution to the journalistic field, by providing the company and professionals with digital tools to implement within their information platforms, since some previous works have warned of the low interactivity of Colombian cybermedia. Thirdly, the suitability of this work is based on the delivery of an academic contribution to an area in which some authors point out the existence of a scarcity of empirical data. And, fourthly, it is proposed to design an automated communication prototype that empirically applies the knowledge obtained in the previous phases. To meet these ambitious orientations, a multistage methodology will be employed based on the triangulation of quantitative and qualitative approaches, as well as software development. The correlation of the results obtained in the different phases will make it possible to deliver a patent application and nine research articles as the resulting products. As additional benefits, the training of professionals and strategic media managers will be favored. Finally, it will stimulate an active delivery of the results through the social media, in the search for a journalism more aware of the participation needs of its audiences.


Solicitud de patente nacional relacionada con la plataforma SICA
6 artículos de investigación y 3 artículos de revisión, todos ellos en las revistas de la base de datos de Scopus, de los cuales: 1 artículo será en primer cuartil; 2 artículos en segundo cuartil; 6 artículos entre tercer y cuarto cuartil
1 libro en autoría individual
3 libros compilados
15 capítulos de libros
4 artículos en revistas en bases de datos regionales
36 ponencias impartidas en eventos nacionales o internacionales
6 ponencias en eventos internacionales y 10 ponencias en eventos nacionales
2 tesis de doctorado (en curso) y 10 de pregrado
Diseño y organización de 4 cursos de actualización de conocimientos profesionales
Diseño y organización de 3 cursos de cursos de metodología de la investigación
Impartición de 3 cursos de actualización de metodología de la investigación
3 estancias académicas realizadas en otros contextos
37 notas informativas alusivas publicadas
Organización de 6 eventos especializados
Impartición de 7 cursos de actualización de conocimientos profesionales
10 proyectos postulados
convocatorias nacionales internacionales a partir del proyecto a e
3 propuestas de creación de programas o entornos académicos
3 propuestas de convenios marco con otras instituciones
6 otras actividades
Effective start/end date3/1/172/1/20

UN Sustainable Development Goals

In 2015, UN member states agreed to 17 global Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) to end poverty, protect the planet and ensure prosperity for all. This project contributes towards the following SDG(s):

  • SDG 11 - Sustainable Cities and Communities

Main Funding Source

  • Competitive Funds


  • Bogotá D.C.


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