New article on participatory journalism
New article published in Journalism Practice. This research presents the findings of a qualitative study based on focus groups conducted in Spain about citizens’ attitudes in relation to the participatory options offered by news media websites. Results point towards a general critique about how news media are implementing online participation, despite being news media websites “natural” online environments to foster participatory energies and the main spaces where citizens gather information about public issues. Focus groups also showed a minor interest in options of content production or content personalization, together with a higher demand for suitable spaces for public debate and interaction with journalists or the newsroom.