doxa.comunicación | 27, pp. 81-97 | 81

July-December of 2018

ISSN: 1696-019X / e-ISSN: 2386-3978

How to cite this article:

Catalina-García, B.; López de Ayala López, M. C; Martín Nieto, R. (2018). Social media and the political-civic participation of young people. A review of the digital citizenship debate. Doxa Comunicación, 27, pp. 81-97.

https://doi.org/10.31921/doxacom.n27a4

Social media and the political-civic participation of young people. A review of the digital citizenship debate1

Medios sociales y la participación política y cívica de los jóvenes. Una revisión del debate en torno a la ciudadanía digital

1 This article is part of the project entitled “Redes sociales, adolescentes y jóvenes: convergencia de medios y cultura digital” (Social networks, adolescents and youth: the convergence of the media and digital culture) (CSO2016-74980-C2-2-R), funded by the Spanish Ministry of Economy, Industry and Competitiveness (2017-2020).

Beatriz Catalina-García. PhD in Communication Science from Rey Juan Carlos University (2011). She complet-ed a degree in Journalism at UCM (1989) and a degree in Political Science at UNED (2014). Visiting Professor of Journalism at Rey Juan Carlos University. She currently participates in the regional project co-financed with EU funds entitled “PROVULDIG, Program of Activities on Digital Vulnerability” (2016-2018), and in the national pro-ject entitled “Social networks, adolescents and young people: media convergence and digital culture”, funded by the Ministry of Economy, Industry and Competitiveness of Spain (2017-2020). Her research work is related to the digital public area and the ways in which Internet is used.

Rey Juan Carlos University, Madrid, Spain

beatriz.catalina@urjc.es

ORCID: 0000-0003-0464-3225

Cruz López de Ayala López. Degree in Sociology (UCM) and a PhD in Communication Science (URJC). She works as university professor at the School of Communication Science (URJC). She has been a Visiting Fellow in the Department of Media and Communications at the London School of Economics. Her lines of research are digital culture and youth; television and the protection of minors; the use of Internet by minors and associated risks; parental mediation and corporate communication. She has participated in numerous research projects that included articles as well as competitive undertakings. Moreover, she has published chapters of books in addition to articles in national and international journals. She also participates regularly in international congresses.

Rey Juan Carlos University, Madrid, Spain

mariacruz.lopezdeayala@urjc.es

ORCID: 0000-0002-6989-866X

Rebeca Martín Nieto. Degree in Audio-visual Communication (UCM). Masters Degree in Neurodidactics. PhD in Communication Science (URJC). Works as a university professor (URJC). Has participated in national research projects on organizational communication. She is currently participating in the following national research pro-jects: “Social networks, adolescents and young people: the convergence of media and digital culture” (CSO2016-74980-C2-2-R), and “Learning through testimony during childhood. The role of the teacher and the Internet as sources of information” (PSI2016-76399-P), both funded by the Ministry of Economy, Industry and Competitive-ness of Spain (2017-2020). She belongs to two research groups, one of which is Solidar&dar, and the other is Grupo de Investigación sobre Comunicación, Sociedad y Cultura (GICOMSOC) (Research Group on Communication, So-ciety and Culture).

Rey Juan Carlos University, Madrid, Spain

rebeca.martin@urjc.es

ORCID:0000-0003-3184-3564