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%).
FJP: Read on for further details.
Image: Partial screenshot of a presentation prepared by CIO Consulting, via FOPEA. 

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%).

FJP: Read on for further details.

Image: Partial screenshot of a presentation prepared by CIO Consulting, via FOPEA