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Survey finds 24 percent of online media in Argentina have no print version

The Argentine Journalism Forum (FOPEA in Spanish) released the results of a study on digital journalism in the South American country on Sept. 14, reported the organization.

The survey found that 24 percent of digital media do not have a print version, 94 percent of editors believed that social networks support their work, 23 percent have an employee dedicated exclusively to answer questions on social media, and 80 percent do not have a style manual.

FOPEA asked the consultancy CIO to conduct a survey of 74 editors of the largest online publications in Argentina during the month of May 2012. Groups surveyed had to generate their own content and update their information daily.

The survey focused on the work routines of journalists working online, how they use and verify information found on social networks, and their circulation locally or internationally.

Click here to see the official presentation of the survey or the full report.

Note from the editor: This story was originally published by the Knight Center’s blog Journalism in the Americas, the predecessor of LatAm Journalism Review.

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