Are Argentinian digital newsrooms finally catching up?
A survey of more than 70 Argentinian digital editors (in Spanish), produced by the Argentinian Journalism Forum (FOPEA), reveals the following insights about digital culture in newsrooms across the country:
- 49% of newsrooms do not have a social media staffer. Only 23% of them do have one on a permanent basis.
- 92% of editors go to social media to post news pieces, primarily on Facebook (93%) and Twitter (88%). 80% of them still double-check with their offline sources before publishing.
- 80% of the surveyed news organizations do not hold a manual or social media guide for their journalists to effectively engage across social networks.
- 95% of digital media editors allow their journalists to log in to social networks during business hours. The reasons behind this decision are, first, that social media can be a source of information and, secondly, that they are tools that combine information, dissemination and interaction.
- The majority of journalists has a personal social media account (64%).
- 46% of the newsrooms that have digital and print operations, share resources and physical space.
- 24% of the surveyed news outlets do not have a print version.
- Argentina’s most prolific website for domestic news is La Nación. Meanwhile, the Spanish newspaper El País is leading in visits for international news.
- The average profile of an Argentinian digital editor is: college graduate (68%), with an specialization (64%), mainly in digital journalism (33%).
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Image: Partial screenshot of a presentation prepared by CIO Consulting, via FOPEA.