At this page, there are some of the most representative articles written recently by NucCon’s researchers. This selection seeks to present an overview of our ongoing discussions and current studies.

For a complete list of publications, please visit each researchers’ page.

Hashtags as Intermedia Agency Resources before 2014 FIFA World Cup in Brazil, written by Carlos D’Andrea, Geane Alzamora and Joana Ziller. At this chapter from the book “Hashtag Publics. The Power and Politics of Discursive Networks” (Peter Lang, 2015), it is discussed how hashtags worked as an agency of politics relations in Brazil, both in digital environment as in urban areas, between june 2013 and the World Cup in 2014. #vemprarua, #vaitercopa and #nãovaitercopa were some of the hashtags analyzed.

Violent Scenes in Brazil’s 2013 Protests: The Diversity of Ordinary People’s Narratives, by Carlos d’Andrea and Joana Ziller. Departing from three videos from different sources recorded during “June Journeys” manifestations in Brazil (2013), it’s established a dialogue between the idea of “images of violence” and “violent images” by François Jost, and “sensitive sharing” based on Jacques Rancière. The article was published at the Television & New Media journal.

Russian News Coverage of the 2014 Sochi Winter Olympic Games: A Transmedia Analysis, by Renira Gambarato, Geane Alzamora and Lorena Tárcia. Based on a methodology developed by the authors, this article analyzes the transmedia coverage of Soshi Olympic Games. This paper was published at the International Journal of Communication and it is result of the international cooperation established with HSE/Moscou and CCNM/UFMG between 2014 and 2015.

– Scientists from NucCon have written some chapters of the book “Ruas e redes: dinâmicas dos protestosBR”, released in 2014 by the New Media Convergence Center (CCNM). This publication was organized by the professor Regina Helena Alves da Silva and six articles were written by NucCon’s researchers.

A dinâmica associativa das mídias sociais: semiose e convergência (The social media associative dynamics: semiosis and convergence), written by Geane Alzamora and Joana Ziller. Published at the jornal TecCogs (PUC-SP), this article discusses the concepts of media, social and mediation to problematize the popular term “social media”. Therefore, it articulates the perspectives of Peirce’s semiosis, Foucault’s device and the sociology of associations by Bruno Latour.

Mediar, verbo defectivo: contribuições da Teoria Ator-Rede para a conjugação da mediação jornalística (Mediate, a defective verb: Contributions of Actor-Network Theory for journalistic mediation conjugation), written by Tacyana Arce, Geane Alzamora and Tiago Barcelos. Published in the dossier Actor-Network Theory at the Contemporânea journal  (UFBA), this article problematizes journalistic mediation at the contemporaneity. According to the authors, actors plurality and communicative actions call into question an alleged purification of journalistic practice, mainly claimed by large corporations. June 2013’s protests and its media tensions are analyzed.

Controvérsias midiatizadas no Twitter durante transmissões televisivas ao vivo: a rede “exoesqueleto” na abertura da Copa 2014 (Mediatized controversies on twitter during live television : the “exoskeleton” network in the 2014 FIFA World Cup  opening ceremony), by Carlos d’Andréa. At this article presented at the XXIV Encontro Anual da Compós (annual meeting of brazilian Postgraduate Programs in Communication Studies, Brasília, 2014) and reformulated for Famecos journal , the author appropriates the Actor-Network Theory perspective to discuss the formation of retweets network on Twitter during a television event with great repercussion (FIFA World Cup 2014 opening ceremony). More than 25,000 RTs were presented in a graph generated by the software Gephi.