El homicidio: criterio polivalente en la cobertura mediática


  • Isaias José Molina Universidad Autónoma del Caribe, Colombia https://orcid.org/0000-0001-7128-212X
  • Alberto Enrique Martínez Monterrosa Universidad del Norte, Colombia



Palabras clave:

Medios masivos, cobertura mediática, homicidio, sociología y producción noticiosa


Este artículo reflexiona sobre el proceso de la cobertura mediática o la producción noticiosa, cuyo marco teórico son los estudios en periodismo denominados en la literatura académica como sociología de la producción de noticias o newsmaking, que abarcan temáticas como la selección de la noticia, los valores noticiosos y las rutinas periodísticas. El texto se concentra en la evidencia científica de los valores noticiosos que están presentes no solo en la construcción de las noticias, sino también en la fotografía periodística, e incluso trascienden los formatos análogos y digitales, con el objetivo de argumentar que el homicidio es un criterio polivalente o agrupante aplicado por los periodistas en la cobertura mediática y que está asociado a los valores noticiosos, como la frecuencia, el impacto, el conflicto, la negatividad y la referencia a personas.

Biografía del autor/a

Isaias José Molina, Universidad Autónoma del Caribe, Colombia

Comunicador social y Periodista (Universidad del norte). Magíster en Co-municación (Universidad del norte) y Doctor en Comunicación social. Universidad nacional de La Plata (Argentina). Profesor de tiempo completo del Programa de Comunicación social y Periodismo de la Universidad Autónoma del Caribe.

Alberto Enrique Martínez Monterrosa, Universidad del Norte, Colombia

Comunicador social y Periodista (Universidad Jorge Tadeo Lozano). Magís-ter en Educación (Universidad del norte) y Candidato a Doctor en Ciencias sociales. Universidad del Norte. Director del Programa de Comunicación social y Periodismo (Universidad del norte).


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Cómo citar

Molina, I. J., & Martínez Monterrosa, A. E. (2018). El homicidio: criterio polivalente en la cobertura mediática. Investigación &Amp; Desarrollo, 26(2), 84–108. https://doi.org/10.14482/inDEs.



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