The role of the media with regard to news aggregators. Their presence on Menéame
Keywords: 
Menéame
news
media
online communication
social networks
consumption
Issue Date: 
2019
Publisher: 
Servicio de Publicaciones de la Universidad de Navarra
ISSN: 
2386-7876
Citation: 
Camacho-Markina, I. (Idoia); Pastor, J. (Josemaría); Urrutia, S. (Santi). "The role of the media with regard to news aggregators. Their presence on Menéame". Communication and Society. 32 (4), 2019, 17 - 28
Abstract
The development of web 2.0 has brought with it new communication platforms based on the active role of users and their mutual collaboration. In this new media ecosystem, news aggregators have come into being and these have led to a new way of distributing journalistic content over the social web. This article analyzes the origin of contents promoted to the front page of Menéame, the most successful Spanish-language news aggregator. The main objective is to discover which media outlets the news published during its first ten years of existence (2006- 2015) comes from, in order to identify the most linked media and find out about their development during that period.

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