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Grant number: 11/17498-6
Support type:Scholarships in Brazil - Scientific Initiation
Effective date (Start): November 01, 2011
Effective date (End): October 31, 2012
Field of knowledge:Applied Social Sciences - Communications - Journalism and Publishing
Principal Investigator:Maximiliano Martin Vicente
Grantee:Patrícia Vergara
Home Institution: Faculdade de Arquitetura, Artes e Comunicação (FAAC). Universidade Estadual Paulista (UNESP). Campus de Bauru. Bauru , SP, Brazil


This project aims to study the influence of information technology in building new forms of citizenship. A large space, such as enabled by the Internet allows the emergence of alternative news sources as opposed to the means of mass communication. The research will take from the study of the news portal Maintained by civil society representatives, the portal is proposed to address themes that are infrequent in the hegemonic media. To facilitate the study, an established crop. Let's look at five newsletters portal between the years 2005 and 2010 to address the issue of land reform in Latin America, especially Brazil. The subject is discussed by the media in general, however has more emphasis among the means of alternative journalism. For the portal, land reform is intrinsically linked to social development. For both, this analysis seeks to highlight the role of new technologies as an important tool to aid discussion of the theme in the media as having specific focus the issue of land reform. (AU)