Volume 9, Number 1 Issue of the #ISOJ Journal

"The three papers call attention to the disconnect between the mainstream of communication scholarship and the actual conditions in which journalism is practiced in many parts of the world. This relates to the frequent difficulty of this scholarship to identify both authoritarian practices even within democratic regimes, and the acts of resistance against government, corporate, and social pressure. If the advanced economies of the West have anything to learn from the rest, the studies published in this volume indicate that risk is not only clear-cut authoritarianism, but also authoritarian practices present even in within the central institutions of a democratic polity." - Dr. Pablo Boczkowski and Dr. Eugenia Mitchelstein, Guest Editors

Table of Contents

Volume 9 | Issue 1

Special Themed Issue: Digital Media and Democracy in the Americas, Guest Editors: Dr. Pablo Boczkowski and Dr. Eugenia Mitchelstein

Guest editors note by Dr. Pablo Boczkowski and Dr. Eugenia Mitchelstein

Invited commentary: Whose journalism matters and for whom? by Barbie Zelizer

A case of reverse-agenda setting? How 2018’s FIFA World Cup coverage reduced media reporting of Uruguayan budget bill’s yearly revision Matías Dodel, Federico Comesaña, and Daniel Blanc

Mixing the old with the new through digital media: How young Cuban journalists navigate a changing Cuba Shearon Roberts

Exposing the president: The political angle of a natural disaster in Chile Magdalena Saldaña