A research group from the National University of Comahue, in the Argentinian Patagonia, has launched a new book on online journalism. Dr Alejandro Rost, who wrote his doctoral thesis on interactivity (La interactividad en el periódico digital [Interactivity in digital newspapers, Autonomous University of Barcelona, Spain, 2006), has participated in this book about hypertext, multimedia, participation and interactivity in Argentinian online media. The new book is entitled Periodismo digital en la Argentina [Online Journalism in Argentina].
Some other researchers of Comahue University, a research group conducted by professor Juan Carlos Bergonzi, have written the chapters of this book. It is the first time that a research group in Argentina makes such an empirical research on this subject. The book shows a complete landscape of online journalism in one of the greatest Latin American countries. Chapters include:
Argentina, the digital way (Juan Carlos Bergonzi)
Society and the Net (Juan Carlos Bergonzi)
On the Web, paper format. Digital newspapers in inner Argentina (María Teresa Bernardi, Fabián Bergero)
Trying to take off from paper. Ten years of Río Negro online (Alejandro Rost, Viviana García)
Hiperlinks and participation in Río Negro online (Alejandro Rost. Viviana García)
How do users navigate in online news websites (Alejandro Rost, María Emilia Pugni Reta, Ezequiel Apesteguía)
BERGONZI, Juan Carlos, Alejandro ROST, Fabián BERGERO, María Teresa BERNARDI, Viviana GARCÍA y María Emilia PUGNI RETA.
Periodismo digital en la Argentina. Diseño, interactividad, hipertexto y multimedialidad en sitios de noticias. General Roca: Publifadecs, 2008.