Perfiles profesionales en el periodismo político local en tiempos de redes sociales

Translated title of the contribution: Professional profiles in local political journalism in times of social networking websites

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Abstract

Introduction: This article analyzes the development of new genres of newsworkers that the local media are hiring in a digital ecosystem in which platforms like Google and Facebook have the control of distribution. Methodology: The object of study, within the framework of political journalism, is comprised of 12 Catalan local media selected according to criteria of media diversity and geographical distribution. Semi-structured in-depth interviews with 24 professionals were conducted, from editors to journalists to social media managers. Results: Companies incorporate new job roles in political journalism. Nine new professional profiles are listed, although only three of them are profiles that the newsrooms are currently hiring. Conclusions: The skills related to marketing job roles are being adopted by journalists.

Translated title of the contributionProfessional profiles in local political journalism in times of social networking websites
Original languageSpanish
Pages (from-to)139-153
Number of pages15
JournalObservatorio
Volume14
Issue number1
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2020

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