THE CIPER AND IDLREPORTEROS’ CONTENT STRATEGY: consequences of changing platform from Facebook to Twitter

Jose Luis Requejo Alemán, Jairo Lugo-Ocando


ABSTRACT – This work examines why non-profit investigative journalism organizations, CIPER and IDL-Reporteros, switched from Facebook to Twitter as a strategy to reach wider audiences and gain greater influence in society. To undertake this study, we triangulated secondary data analysis together with a content analysis of their social media accounts and conducted in-depth interviews with their managers. Our work has identified a significant transition from Facebook to Twitter, with the latter social networking service giving the two organizations greater visibility and reach than we expected.

RESUMO – Este trabalho examina por que as organizações de jornalismo investigativo sem fins lucrativos, CIPER e IDL-Reporteros, mudam do Facebook para o Twitter como uma estratégia de conteúdo para atingir públicos mais amplos e obter maior influência na sociedade. Para realizar este estudo, triangulamos a análise de dados secundários juntamente com a análise de conteúdo de suas contas de mídia social e conduzimos entrevistas detalhadas com seus gerentes. Nosso trabalho identificou uma transição significativa do Facebook para o Twitter, com a última rede dando a eles maior visibilidade, alcance e mais do que esperávamos.

RESUMEN – Este trabajo examina por qué las organizaciones de periodismo de investigación sin ánimo de lucro, como CIPER e IDL-Reporteros, cambian de Facebook a Twitter como una estrategia de contenido para llegar a un público más amplio y obtener una mayor influencia en la sociedad. Para realizar este estudio, triangulamos el análisis secundario de datos junto con el análisis de contenido de sus cuentas de redes sociales y realizamos entrevistas detalladas con los responsables de su gestión. Nuestro trabajo identificó una transición significativa de Facebook a Twitter, consiguiendo mayor visibilidad, alcance y más de lo que esperábamos.


Non-profit investigative journalism; Twitter journalism; Content strategy; CIPER; IDL-Reporteros

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