Research Paper :: In light of newspapers' struggle to maintain readers and viability in the digital era, this study aims to better understand how newspapers in Latin America are responding to this shift toward user-generated and multimedia content and how the traditional role of journalists is changing. Most of Latin America newspapers have Facebook and Twitter accounts but only few allow readers to report errors, submit their own content, or even contact reporters directly. Further, most online counterparts include photos, but video, audio and hyperlinks rarely are used in articles.
Research by Ingrid Bachmann and Summer Harlow, University of Texas at Austin - will be presented at the International Symposium on Online Journalism - free download (pdf).
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