Content and message analysis of online journalism: some methodological proposals

One of the ways of researching online journalism is the analysis of the message. This is one of the first trends, especially when hypertext and journalism was studied. We will talk about the methods and the theoretical approaches used in the last decade and how to adapt some methodological tools to the study of online journalism, for example content analysis, discourse analysis (and its different schools) and narratology. The main goal of this paper is to draw some trends and methods to analyse to which extent the message is significantly changing due to the effects of the convergence process, as defined in an ongoing project funded by the Ministry of Educations and Science of Spain (SEJ2006-14828-C06-02), and try to explain how the journalistic discourse is built in these times of convergence. Trípodos [EXTRA 2009], v. 1, May 2009 (with Javier Díaz Noci, Lidia da Fonseca Seixas, Guillermo López García, Bella Palomo Torres, Anna Tous Rovirosa, Dolors Palau Sampio)