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Regenerating journalism: exploring the 'alternativeness' and 'digital-ness' of online-native media in Latin America

Autores: Harlow, Summer; Salaverría Aliaga, Ramón
Título de la revista: DIGITAL JOURNALISM
ISSN: 2167-0811
Volumen: 4
Número: 8
Páginas: 1001 - 1019
Fecha de publicación: 2016
This study maps the emerging digital media landscape of online-native news sites in Latin America, interrogating to what extent these sites challenge mainstream, traditional journalism. Researchers identified and analyzed the region¿s online-native sites, exploring their influence and ¿alternativeness¿¿in terms of ownership, funding, content, degree of activism, and organizational goals¿and their ¿digital-ness,¿ in terms of the sites¿ inclusion of multimedia, interactive, and participatory digital features. In general, results show that the most influential online-native sites are attempting to renovate traditional, outdated modes of journalism, serving as alternatives to mainstream media and aiming to change society, even if the sites do not necessarily self-identify as ¿alternative¿ per se. Their emphasis on using innovative, digital techniques is important for re-conceptualizing not just the role of journalism in a digital era, but also journalism¿s relationship to alternative media and activism.