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Interaction in Digital News Media

From Principles to Practice

  • Mario Pérez-Montoro

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xvii
  2. Mario Pérez-Montoro
    Pages 1-7
  3. Mario Pérez-Montoro, Xaquín Veira-González
    Pages 33-53
  4. Joan Soler-Adillon, Carles Sora
    Pages 55-83
  5. Alexis Apablaza-Campos, Lluís Codina, Rafael Pedraza-Jiménez
    Pages 115-146
  6. Javier Díaz-Noci
    Pages 147-173
  7. Ernest Abadal, Javier Guallar
    Pages 175-191
  8. Mario Pérez-Montoro, Pere Freixa
    Pages 193-201
  9. Back Matter
    Pages 203-204

About this book


Digital News Media (DNM) are characterized by their efforts to provide consumers with new content interaction experiences, which contrast with the more passive experiences provided by traditional news media. This book directly addresses these interaction experiences, taking the reader from underlying principles to actual practices. To meet this objective, the book undertakes a characterization of interactivity in DNM and explores the boundaries between storytelling and direct data access. It examines information visualization trends present in the media, and practices in non-fiction storytelling in the context of the current wave of VR technology. Moreover, it addresses how UX research and evaluation methods can be applied to inform the design of interactive media. It also analyzes the concept of Newsonomics and it examines the reform of intellectual property law and legislation governing authors' rights. The book concludes by analyzing the scientific production of interaction over the last 10 years, extracting the main conclusions, and highlighting the lessons that can be extracted from the previous chapters.


Consumers Interaction DNM VR Newsonomics Digital Digital Market Immersive Journalism Virtual Reality

Editors and affiliations

  • Mario Pérez-Montoro
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of Information Science and Media StudiesUniversity of BarcelonaBarcelonaSpain

About the editors

Dr. Mario Pérez-Montoro is a Professor in the Department of Information Science and Media Studies, University of Barcelona, Spain, where he has taught in the areas of interaction design and information visualization. He is currently the Director of the PhD Program in Information and Communication at this University.

Bibliographic information


“Interactive journalism is not just a way to make more compelling digital content; it is key piece of a serious digital transformation strategy and core to future business models. That is precisely what this book examines, and why this is such an important topic at a critical time for the industry.” (Aron Pilhofer, James B. Steele Chair in Journalism Innovation at Temple University, USA)

“In a world where platforms and skills are constantly evolving, this is a much-needed book that helps journalists and students to develop the critical ideas to be able to adapt to that environment. In particular the book helps readers to get to grips with the tensions that surround interactivity, understand the opportunities in VR and immersive media, the rising role of user experience (UX), and the ongoing development of new narrative forms.” (Paul Bradshaw, Course Leader for both the MA in Data Journalism and the MA Multiplatform and Mobile Journalism, Birmingham City University, UK)

“What if journalism stopped consisting of telling people what to see, and instead became the craft of designing tools to find what people need to see? This book deftly explores that premise, providing a pathway to the future.” (Alberto Cairo, Knight Chair in Visual Journalism, University of Miami, USA)