Convergence Content in International On-Line News: Thematic and mythical recurrence in The New York Times and BBC On-Line News

Anna Tous-Rovirosa


This paper analyzes the presence and absence of thematic and mythical recurrence in online news, considering that online news production is under the influence of transmedia storytelling and, for this reason, could be affected by the presence of myth, as a cultural production that News are, and as receiving the influence of themes and myths in this new sphere. The research concludes that the maintenance of the generic regularities in the quality press in the sample analyzed (The New York Times and BBC On-Line News) reinforces the quality press features, even though the nowadays’ journalism crisis and opposite to the introduction of spectacular and banal characteristics in TV news.


Online news, convergence culture, thematic recurrence

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