Accountability in social networks. Ever-evolving stylebooks and feedback through Twitter

  • Autors
  • Rojas Torrijos JL, Ramon Vegas X
  • Autors UPF
  • RAMON VEGAS, JAVIER;
  • Tipus
  • Articles de recerca
  • Títol revista
  • Revista latina de comunicación social
  • Any de publicació
  • 2017
  • Volum
  • 72
  • Pàgines
  • 915-941
  • ISSN
  • 1138-5820
  • Estat de publicació
  • Publicat
  • Abstract
  • Introduction. This article analyses the Twitter accounts created by four international news media organisations to adapt their stylebooks to this social network. Methods. The analysis is based on the comparison of the volume and frequency of tweets, user interactions, use of hashtags and links, engagement and types of content published in Twitter over a two-year period by the selected media organisations. Results. These accountability instruments are continuously updated on Twitter. Two models have been identified: a participatory, multimedia model and an insular, one-way model. Discussion. The article examines the value of new accountability instruments promoted by news organisations on digital platforms. Conclusions. Stylebooks on Twitter are more focused on addressing stylistic rather than ethical issues. This fact limits the possibilities of these accounts for accountability purposes.
  • Citació completa
  • Rojas Torrijos JL, Ramon Vegas X. Accountability in social networks. Ever-evolving stylebooks and feedback through Twitter. Revista latina de comunicación social 2017; 72( ): 915-941.
Indicadors bibliomètrics
  • 4 Cites a Scopus
  • 4 Cites a WOS
  • Índex Scimago de 0.571(2017)