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Samuel-Azran, Tal; Hayat, Tsahi – Comunicar: Media Education Research Journal, 2019
In this paper, we wish to examine the perceived credibility of news items shared through Social Networking Sites (SNS) -- specifically, as a function of tie strength and perceived credibility of the media source from which the content originated. We utilized a between-subjects design. The Facebook account of each participant (N=217) was analyzed.…
Descriptors: News Reporting, Credibility, Information Sources, Social Influences
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Gavilan, Diana; Martinez-Navarro, Gema; Fernández-Lores, Susana – Comunicar: Media Education Research Journal, 2017
The goal of the present work is to analyze the use of social networks as a tool for social empowerment by Spanish university students, and their perception of the university as an institution that contributes to the formation of a critical and active citizenship, that provides them with the relevant digital competences. The literature review shows…
Descriptors: Social Networks, College Students, Student Attitudes, Computer Mediated Communication