2021 Recap: Digital Media in Latinx & Latin America

Revisit the highlights of our third preconference.

Keynote Presentation

“Que cuarenta años, ¿no es nada?
Latinx-LatAm media debates and dialogues across the Americas:
Four decades of convergences in transnational spaces”

Jessica Retis, PhD
Associate Professor, University of Arizona

Culture, identity and media

Moderator: Arthur Soto-Vásquez (Texas A&M International University, USA

  • Claudia Bucciferro (Rochester Institute of Technology, USA) & Christopher Chávez. Sudamerican Rockers on YouTube: Local Realities, Transnational Publics, Digital Transformations
  • Arlene Fernández (University of Pennsylvania, USA). Critical Memory and Latinx Counterpublics: A Case Study of a Digital Latinx Community Archive in New York City
  • Gabriela Lunardi (Queensland University of Technology, Australia). (Re)imagining Brazilian cultural identity on YouTube: The favela and funk culture on Canal KondZilla
  • Nathan Rossi (University of Texas at Austin, USA). Digitizing Roots: Guatemalan Adoptees & Cultural Identity Negotiation on Instagram
  • Arthur Soto-Vásquez (Texas A&M International University, USA) & Nadia Jimenez. Local Influencer Networks on the U.S./Mexico Border
Journalism, data and technology in Latin America

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

  • Giuliander Carpes (University of Toulouse, France). News consumption through social media and messaging applications
  • Silvia-María Corzo (University of Navarra, Spain) & Ramón Salaverría (University of Navarra, Spain). Audience‌ ‌Metrics‌ ‌and‌ ‌News‌ ‌Decisions‌
  • Mathias Felipe De Lima Santos (University of Navarra, Spain) & Lucía Mesquita (Dublin City University, Ireland). The strategic value of data journalism
  • Kamila Bossato Fernandes (Federal University of Ceará, Brazil) & Lucía Mesquita (Dublin City University, Ireland). The New Praxeology of Digital Journalism in Latin America: Media Organizations Learn How to Walk by Running
  • Lucía Mesquita (Dublin City University, Ireland) & Mathias Felipe De Lima Santos (University of Navarra, Spain). In a search for sustainability: Digitalization and its influence on business models in Latin America
Journalism, news and audiences

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

  • Mathias Felipe De Lima Santos (University of Navarra, Spain) & Ramón Salaverría (University of Navarra, Spain). From data journalism to artificial intelligence: Challenges faced by La Nación to implement computer vision in news reporting
  • Gabriela Gruszynski Sanseverino (University of Toulouse, France) & Giuliander Carpes (University of Toulouse, France). Do you help us make the news? A discussion of the uses of User-Generated Content by news sites in Latin America
  • Lucía Mesquita (Dublin City University, Ireland) & Mathias Felipe De Lima Santos (University of Navarra, Spain), João Guilherme de Melo Peixoto & Isadora Camargo. Digital news business models in the age of Industry 4.0
  • Facundo Suenzo (Northwestern University, USA), Eugenia Mitchelstein, Pablo Boczkowski & Brenda Focás. Hyperconnected, engaged, nostalgic and distant: Towards a typology of news consumers in Argentina
  • María Celeste Wagner (University of Pennsylvania, USA). When gender-based violence harms diverse identities: Consequences of news coverage on publics’ attitudes
Mobility, users and media

Moderator: Magdalena Saldaña – Pontificia Universidad Católica de Chile, Chile

  • Ingrid Bachmann (Pontificia Universidad Católica de Chile, Chile), Sebastián Valenzuela & Matías Bargsted. Closing the gap? Gendered lines on WhatsApp use and news discussion in Chile
  • Giuliander Carpes (University of Toulouse, France). Using WhatsApp as just another social media channel: a mixed-method study on news publishers limitations to adapt to the tool’s essence of mobile and interpersonal communication
  • Mora Matassi (Northwestern University, USA). Dangerous Liaisons? Mental and physical distancing from smartphones in Argentina
  • Víctor Hugo Reyna (Universidad De La Salle Bajío, México). Journalists as mobility agents: employment, identities and organizations in flux
Activist movements, protests and media

Moderator: María Celeste Wagner – University of Pennsylvania, USA

  • Ayleen Andreyna Cabas-Mijares (Marquette University, USA). ‘Sin Mujeres No Hay Revolución:’ Transversal Feminist Politics in the Digital Mediated Activism of the Argentine Collective Ni Una Menos
  • Melissa Santillana (University of Texas at Austin, USA). Hashtags as Cultural Objects: Exploring the Cultural Diamond in the Mexican Feminist Uprising
  • Agustín Villena (Pontificia Universidad Católica de Chile, Chile). The visual communication of the Chilean student movement in the last decade: The poster of graphics groups and their hybrid communication strategies in 2011 and 2018
Media and Gender

Moderator: Eddy Borges-Rey – Northwestern University of Qatar, Qatar

  • Soledad Arreguez Manozzo (Proyecto Desconfío, Argentina) & Adrián Pino (University of Concepción del Uruguay). Proyecto Desconfío, a latin initiative to fight against misinformation
  • Laura Barrera Jerez (Universidad de Málaga, Spain) & Mireya Márquez Ramírez (Universidad Iberoamericana, Mexico). Bringing the expertise and jurisdiction back: examining professional cultures in data journalism projects in México and Cuba
  • Kirsi Cheas (University of Vaasa, Finland). Extending the Bridge of Courage: Collaborative Investigative Journalism across the U.S.-Mexico Border
  • Emily Guajardo (Baylor University, USA). Cambiando el canal: A Closer Study Into The Disorder of Spanish Media in the United States
  • Summer Harlow (University of Houston, USA), Ryan Wallace, Lourdes Cueva Chacón & Rosental Calmon Alves. Social Media (In)Security: The Ways Journalists Cope with Digital Risks and Uncertainty in Latin America
Media cultures and national identities

Moderator: Arthur Soto-Vásquez (Texas A&M International University, USA

  • Daniel Chavez-Yenter (University of Utah, USA), Alexis Vega, Ginger Zamora, Kimberly Kaphingst & Avery Holton. Characterizing US Spanish-language News Coverage of Genetic Testing: A review of the past 12 years of coverage from Univision and Telemundo
  • Matthias Erlandsen (Pontificia Universidad Católica de Chile, Chile). Uses & Gratifications of Digital Diasporic Media Amongst Same-Language Minorities: A Qualitative Case Study on the Venezuelan Immigrant Communities in Chile and in Colombia after the Refugee Crisis
  • Pablo Miño (University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, USA). Globalization, Authenticity, and Nation Branding: A Focus on Latin America
  • Magdalena Saldaña (Pontificia Universidad Católica de Chile, Chile), Andrés Rosenberg, Valentina Proust, Jesús Pérez-Martín & Benjamín Bustos. What’s in a (political) meme? The use of memes for political expression on Twitter
  • Felipe Valenzuela (University of Vienna, Austria). The role of media governance and participatory culture in democratisation politics in Chile
COVID-19, information and experience

Moderator: Eugenia Mitchelstein – Universidad de San Andrés, Argentina

  • Francisco Javier Fernández (Pontificia Universidad Católica de Chile, Chile) & Valentina Proust. The COVID-19 also reached Instagram: an analysis of the pandemic news dissemination strategies in the media accounts of Chile
  • Luis Angel Hurtado Razo (Universidad Iberoamericana, México). The role of fake news during the situation of COVID-19 in Mexico
  • Lucía Magis-Weinberg (University of California, Berkeley, USA), Christopher Gys, Estelle Berger, Sarah Domoff & Ronald Dahl. Online social experiences and loneliness for Peruvian adolescents during social isolation in response to COVID-19
  • Laura Robinson (Harvard Berkman Klein Center & Santa Clara University, USA). COVID-19 Presidents as Collective Trauma across the Americas