Professional journalism is the highest category of social communication. Both because of the rules that govern its exercise and because of the nature of its mission in the defense of democracy, its role remains unique in society. Apart from it and thanks to the wide space that digital platforms open up, new ways of informing … Continue reading New “mixtures” in journalism
News through radio and television have been known to be the forerunners of the quick or even instant dissemination model, which synthesized the news rather briefly. Digital media, of this modern era, have taken advantage of this model and have implanted it as a key factor to the new language of social communications. Fifty years … Continue reading Briefness is key
Under the new culture of social communications, the habitual readers prefer two fundamental things: to learn about what's happening in as least time as possible, and to not have any doubts about reliability. The front door is the headlined by the titles of the news. If those are not appealing, readers will move their eyes … Continue reading The provocative theory of “less is better”
Since the very moment on which the Listin Diario drew the line to connect both printed and digital platforms, more than a decade ago, we took more seriously the digital ecosystem, as we were quite aware that this was an inevitable and irreversible step towards changing the model of social communications. In this same nature, … Continue reading In the right track of changes
Since a while ago, the schools of social communications have adjusted their curricular plan to place more emphasis on the training of digital journalists, without disdaining the fundamental, social and humanistic values that this profession settled in the printed media. They now include in their curricula the tools that new technologies have created to facilitate … Continue reading The newer blood stream of journalism
Could this be true? Often, my children and other social media users interpellate me to make sure something is either true or false, something they have read or seen in any of the Internet platforms. They resort to me as a kind of perhaps first or last instance, I do not know which, to satisfy … Continue reading Could this be true?
The real journalism is the one that follows traditional standards for its researching, writing and dissemination of news, ensuring that these are real, that they gather enough information elements that interest the public and that these are true and verifiable. The responsibility of the media is to provide the public with contents that allows them … Continue reading Real journalism
The recent decisions taken by the greatest providers of digital content to block fake news and announcements and to decide which kinds of information can or can not enter their traffic channels, are creating a new hyper-capacity in social communications in the world. The traditional presets in which the media maintained control of relations with … Continue reading The control of information slips from certain hands
In this knowledgeable society, under which the world experiences the most dramatic changes in social communication, a danger lurks in us: misinformation. Curiously, the more news and information social media broadcast, the greater rush of false or manipulated news will run in parallel, causing a serious crisis of confidence in the public, who often lack … Continue reading Misinformation Age?