Science journalism against disinformation: decalogue of good practices in the digital and transmedia environment

Juan Ignacio Martin-Neira, Magdalena Trillo-Domínguez, María Dolores Olvera-Lobo

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Abstract

In parallel to the impact of the Covid health pandemic, the fight against disinformation has become one of the main concerns of democratic societies and the media system itself due to its historical role as guarantor of the right to access to rigorous, contrasted, and quality information. The viralization of hoaxes, most of them through social networks, has led media and journalists to place verification processes as one of the cornerstones of their activity and to explore new narratives and publication strategies to reach audiences. In particular, the younger generations are increasingly disconnected from traditional communication environments. This context is revitalizing, redefining and placing science journalism in a strategic position: for what it implies in fact-checking processes and for the opportunity to improve engagement with the public. This research is structured on the basis of a solid corpus of interviews with academic and professional experts. The considerations and opinions of these specialists have made possible the elaboration of a decalogue of good practices oriented to the exploration of the transmedia ecosystem as a vehicle for innovation and promotion of media literacy.

Translated title of the contributionEl periodismo científico ante la desinformación: decálogo de buenas prácticas en el entorno digital y transmedia
Original languageEnglish
Article number2173
JournalIcono14
Volume21
Issue number1
DOIs
StatePublished - 2023
Externally publishedYes

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Keywords

  • digital environment
  • fake news
  • misinformation
  • Science journalism
  • scientific literacy
  • transmedia narratives

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