Revista Latina

Referees' reports - 2010

The topic addressed in the article is contemporary, and is based on very recent research endorsed by a research project of the Spanish Ministry of Science and Innovation.

The analysis is based on one of the most well-known theories of communication, the theory of the social construction of reality by Berger and Luckmann. The establishment of the theoretical framework and methodological choice, content analysis, are appropriate for the object of study.

The structure and presentation are clear and meet all standards requested by the magazine. The results are shown clearly and graphically through the presentation in tables.

The work aims to be a first approximation and add richness for a prospective exercise, with the inclusion of new categories of analysis and comparative study of the development of the treatment of the migration phenomenon by El Pais newspaper in its online version. The research serves as an initial diagnostic of first-phase analysis which is raised without any problems, and therefore I think the research is interesting for publication in RLCS.– Dra. Carmen Marta Lazo - profesora de la Universidad de Zaragoza.

REVIEW OF THE ARTICLE "Analysis of the journalistic treatment given to the migration phenomenon in www.elpais.com"

 

This article analyzes the informative coverage of the migration phenomenon in the ciberdiario (cyberdaily) El País. The article examines the information and editorial pieces from a broad perspective that goes beyond the formal and content aspects to raise a reflection on the image the media projects of immigrants.

The methodological approach, both in the categories of analysis and in the establishment of the variables, is exhaustive and original. The validity of the method is reinforced because it is based on documents of the international cooperation framework.

The research is part of a project funded by the Ministry of Science and Technology and its theoretical basis is the Theory of Social Construction of Reality.

The text is concise and easy to read, supported by graphs and tables. The significance of the subject matter, its complexity and the social consequences of the informative action affect the future of our society and social cohesion. Based on this, I consider the article relevant for publication and encourage the author to further explore this line of work.– Dr. Silvia Jiménez Martín - University of Salamanca / Camilo Jose Cela University, Madrid.