La World Wide Web y el cambio de paradigma informativo ante las crisis

Pont Sorribes, Carles La World Wide Web y el cambio de paradigma informativo ante las crisis., 2004, n. 2. [Journal article (Unpaginated)]


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English abstract

The World Wide Web has been from its beginning a tool with capacity to change, overall in crisis situations, the interest of the public by the information. The importance of this one in case of emergency is fundamental for the citizens, and the form as it arrives can be transcendental to restrain the anxiety and the confusion that, among other things, the constant dripping of uncertain data produces on victims. The traditional roll of the media becomes radically dragged by the urgencies and the instantaneous thing. In fact, direct and the immediacy, imposes the rate of present mass media. That is to say, and so that he serves as example, as wrote Bertrand Pecquerie, president of Average World, “when the CNN informs into simultaneous form to the farmer of Arkansas and president George Bush, is ending itself two essential attributes of the power: the control of the time and its capacity of anticipation”. The easy access to the Web has allowed that is the own citizens those who in extreme situations decide to inquire by their account of an active form. In this sense, the emergent dominion of the World Wide Web in the informative crisis shows an authentic shift of paradigm in the social communication, as it is tried to demonstrate in this article. In individual and of recent way, the attack against the Twin Towers and the Pentagon in September of 2001 in the United States; the catastrophe of the Prestige in Galicia, November of 2002 and the attacks of the 11 of March of 2004 in Madrid, has demonstrated the enormous influence of the Network in the mediáticas covers of the crises. From the analysis of the data available of these recent crises we try to show the increasing interest of the public by the WWW, coverall in relation to those means that also have analogical formats. Thus, we can assure that more and more the conventional mass media Web sites are visited by thousands of users to inquire into more active way when a crisis explodes.

Spanish abstract

La World Wide Web, ha sido desde su inicio una herramienta con capacidad para cambiar, sobretodo en situaciones de crisis, el interés del público por la información. La importancia de ésta en caso de emergencia es fundamental para los ciudadanos, y la forma como llega puede ser trascendental para frenar la ansiedad y la confusión que, entre otras cosas, produce el goteo constante de datos inciertos sobre víctimas o damnificados. El rol tradicional del periodismo se transforma radicalmente arrastrado por las urgencias y lo instantáneo. De hecho, el directo y la inmediatez, imponen el ritmo de los medios de comunicación actuales.

Item type: Journal article (Unpaginated)
Keywords: crisis, journalism, world wide web, semantic web, information, paradigm shift, periodismo, web semántica, información
Subjects: H. Information sources, supports, channels. > HQ. Web pages.
L. Information technology and library technology > LC. Internet, including WWW.
Depositing user: SLT Serginho
Date deposited: 28 Feb 2007
Last modified: 02 Oct 2014 12:06


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