2020 Recap: Digital Media in Latin America

Revisit the highlights of our second preconference.

Keynote Presentation

Keynote presentation by Ingrid Bachmann, Ph. D.
Social Media and Platforms

Moderator: Eddy Borges Rey, Ph.D. – Northwestern University in Qatar, Qatar

  • Mora Matassi (Northwestern University, USA): Between waiting and expecting: Assumptions, emotions, and practices around non-reciprocity in WhatsApp conversations
  • Fernanda Rosa (University of Pennsylvania, USA); Arthur D. Soto-Vásquez (Texas A&M International University, USA): National Borders, Digital Bridges? The Mediation of Migrant Caravan on Instagram
  • Ignacio Siles (Universidad de Costa Rica, Costa Rica), Edgar Gómez Cruz (UNSW Sydney, Australia) & Paola Ricaurte Quijano: User Agency in Times of Algorithmic Power: A Research Agenda (and an Intervention)
Journalism and News Media

Moderator: Ezequiel Korin, Ph.D. – University of Nevada, Reno, USA

  • Carolina Escudero (University of Missouri, Spain): Media Co-ops: When Journalists Occupy, Resist and Communicate. Tiempo Argentino newspaper case study, new means of resistance
  • Víctor García-Perdomo, Augusto Ventín, and Juan Camilo Hernández (Universidad de La Sabana, Colombia): Testing the protest paradigm on social media: TV and newspapers’ social media coverage of Chilean and Colombian social unrest
  • Adrián Pino (Universidad de Concepción del Uruguay, Argentina): Fast and furious: Post-pandemic media will need a disinformation department
  • Xavier Ramón (Universitat Pompeu Fabra, Spain), Ruth Rodríguez-Martínez, and Victoria Moreno Gil: Fact-Checking Interventions in Latin America and Spain: Standards and Practices to Counter Disinformation in the Digital Age
Media and Politics

Moderator: Miriam Hernández – California State University, Dominguez Hills, USA

  • Julio Juárez-Gámiz (Universidad Nacional Autónoma de México, México): Conspiracy theories and disinformation strategies: an analysis of the digital conversation in Mexico’s 2018 presidential election
  • Eugenia Mitchelstein, Camila Giuliano (Universidad de San Andrés, Argentina), Pablo J. Boczkowski (Northwestern University, USA)): An online public sphere? Audiences sharing news and exchanging views on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram and WhatsApp in a polarized context.
  • Mariana Sánchez Santos (American University, USA): How ideological differences from the ‘Left wing’ and ‘Right wing’ populists influence their use of Twitter in Latin America?”
  • Sebastián Valenzuela, Daniela Grassau, Ingrid Bachmann, Claudia Labarca, Constanza Mujica, Daniel Halpern & Soledad Puente (Pontificia Universidad Católica de Chile, Chile): Digital Media and Information Disorder in the 2019-20 Protests in Chile
Media and Gender

Moderator: Eugenia Mitchelstein – Universidad de San Andrés, Argentina

  • Francesca Comunello, Francesca Belotti & Consuelo Corradi (Università LUMSA, Italy): #NiUnaMenos and the mobilizing force of femicide in Argentina
  • Hernán Galperín (University of Southern California, USA); Malena Arcidiacono (Universidad Nacional de La Plata, Argentina): Employment and the Gender Digital Divide: A decomposition analysis
  • María Celeste Wagner (University of Pennsylvania, USA): Consequences of sexual harassment coverage in the Americas: a proposal to study attitudinal effects and the interpretations of women in the margins