• Construction of the Figure of "Artemio" and the Shining Path in the Journalistic Discourse of the Peruvian Newspapers El Comercio and La Republica

      Universidad Peruana de Ciencias Aplicadas (UPC) (USC Annenberg Press, University Southern Cafifornia (USA), 2015-03-06)
      This article examines the journalistic construction of the figure of “Artemio,” one of the leaders of the terrorist organization Shining Path (Sendero Luminoso). The research focuses on his capture in 2012 by analyzing the journalistic discourse employed for this news in two mainstream Peruvian newspapers with different editorial lines, El Comercio and La República. We chose El Comercio and La República because both papers closely covered the events during the 1980s and ’90s at the peak of terrorist violence in Peru.
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    • Consumo y confianza de los cibermedios en Perú. Un estudio sobre los estudiantes universitarios

      Ibáñez, D.B.; Freundt-Thurne, Úrsula; Montemayor, D.J.G.; Garzón, K.T.P; ursula.freundt@upc.pe (Associacao Iberica de Sistemas e Tecnologias de Informacao, 2018-11)
      The virtual public space tends to be articulated as an extension of the contemporary public sphere. However, this is a process that is not being developed horizontally at a global level, there are countries that, like Peru, are identified by the predominant mediation of traditional media, as a consequence of the digital divide, according to which approximately half of the population is still not connected. This study presents the results of a survey of 720 university students in Peru, and our interest lies in describing aspects such as the relationship between trust and consumption of digital media in this country; the main characteristics required of an informative website; the most used interaction mechanisms; and, ultimately, how a group so relevant to Peruvian democracy, such as young university students, tends to channel their participation and experience online.
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    • Interactivity in Cybermedia News: An Interview with Journalists in Colombia, Peru, and Ecuador

      Barredo Ibáñez, Daniel; Pinto Garzón, Karen; Freundt-Thurne, Úrsula; Medranda Morales, Narcisa; karen.pinto@outlook.es (MDPI AG, 2019-05)
      Interactivity is a factor on which cyber journalism is based and summarizes participation options between a user and the medium, a user with other users, and a user with editors. In this study, we focus on the latter in three countries-Colombia, Peru, and Ecuador-, which have been identified owing to their technological gap and the emerging importance of online communication for their respective societies. Through 35 in-depth interviews with journalists from these countries, we analyzed the concept of interactivity of these professionals and their relationship with users. The results revealed that the journalists positively valued civic contributions as a space for diagnosis, although they do not perceive its informational value, as they relate them to the context of opinions. These results verify the prevalence of journalism as strongly influenced by conventional offline production routines.
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    • Studygrammers: Learning influencers

      Izquierdo-Iranzo, Patricia; Gallardo-Echenique, E. (Grupo Comunicar, 2020-01-01)
      Today's learning ecologies stand out due to their variety, dynamism and mutability, demanding an observation that matches them. This paper focuses on emerging youth informal learning cultures, with the main objective of recognizing and characterizing a new figure in online social media: the studygrammer. Using questionnaires (N=256), discussion groups organized using Philips 66 (N=56) and Atlas. ti (thematic analysis), as well as participant observation, we analyzed: practices of academic use of social networks by Communication students outside the institutional environment, the opinion about the #Studygram community, and the analysis of profiles. The main results are centered on a proposed definition of the studygrammer: namely the student who works as a mentor and peer leader in Instagram's academic field. This profile not only shares notes (which stand out for their neatness and detailed aesthetics), but also conveys advice, support and experiences. In fact, studygrammers keep influencer genetics by prioritizing aesthetics and monetization in their publications. The conclusion is that the academic purpose adds exclusive characteristics to the community, where the visual code functions as a lingua franca between fields of study. In fact, studygrammers have followers from various academic backgrounds who seek "know-how" (management and planning of their own learning) as well as a fundamentally rational adherence.
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