Interaction and user- generated content on online informative platforms: A comparison of journalists in Colombia, Peru and Ecuador

Translated title of the contribution: Interacción y contenido generado por el usuario en plataformas informativas en línea: : una comparación de periodistas en Colombia, Perú y Ecuador

Daniel Barredo Ibanez, Karen Tatiana Pinto Garzón, Úrsula Freundt-Thurne, Narcisa Medranda Morales

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Abstract

Interactivity is among the main characteristics of online journalism because it
helps to build bridges between the media, journalists and the users to whom the
news is directed. This article, based on in-depth interviews with 35 journalists,
examines the concept of interaction as understood by media sources in Colombia,
Peru and Ecuador. These three countries are culturally and historically similar
and have similar levels of Internet access. Most of the journalists indicated that
they have adjusted their practice to incorporate some aspects of Internet-based
interaction, such as social network presence and increased transparency to users. However, the media organizations for which they work have adopted few such
procedures and maintain limited capacity to manage online participation. The
journalists expressed their desire for the development of further ways to facilitate
interaction with users.
Translated title of the contributionInteracción y contenido generado por el usuario en plataformas informativas en línea: : una comparación de periodistas en Colombia, Perú y Ecuador
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)99-117
Number of pages18
JournalCatalan Journal of Communication and Cultural Studies
DOIs
StatePublished - Apr 7 2020

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