Second screen and information: history, definition and clues for the future

  • Francisco Conrado Filho Centro de Estudos de Comunicação e Sociedade, Universidade do Minho
  • Luís António Santos Centro de Estudos de Comunicação e Sociedade, Universidade do Minho
Palavras-chave: Second Screen, Interactive Journalism, Social TV, news consumption

Resumo

Framed by the expansion of a mobility centred technological market, Second Screen applications have become increasingly relevant in recent years. This popularity and the adjoined increase in investment by major TV operators have promoted a broad range of services. A preliminary analysis of the current offering suggests that entertainment and e-commerce products are the most common type of Second Screen apps available. The research question of this paper is thus ‘where will these developments take us?’. We will map out the historical background of Second Screen apps, propose a tentative definition and theoretical model for its functioning, and indicate possible convergence points with the journalistic production – an intersection point yet to be explored and with potential for appropriation.

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Biografias do Autor

Francisco Conrado Filho, Centro de Estudos de Comunicação e Sociedade, Universidade do Minho

Master in Communication Studies by University of Minho (Portugal) where he also prepares his PhD. He has been researching about the relationships and interdependences between journalism as professional activity and journalism. More recently he has been researching about the power relationships within the context of Big Data projects.

Luís António Santos, Centro de Estudos de Comunicação e Sociedade, Universidade do Minho

Auxiliary professor at the department of Communication Sciences, at the University of Minho. He is also researcher at CECS – research center in communication studies, since 2000. He was journalist for 1º years - Jornal de Notícias, Rádio Press/TSF, Diário de Notícias and BBC World Service. He has a master in International Politicis from School of Oriental and African Studies (SOAS). His PhD is in Communication Studies (University of Minho).

Publicado
2015-12-28
Como Citar
Filho, F. C., & Santos, L. A. (2015). Second screen and information: history, definition and clues for the future. Comunicação E Sociedade, 28, 211-227. https://doi.org/10.17231/comsoc.28(2015).2278
Secção
Mobilidades, Culturas e Universos Tecnológicos

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