Ruth Rodríguez-Martínez, PhD, journalism lecturer at the Department of Communication of Universitat Pompeu Fabra (UPF) and member of GRP (Journalism Research Group). Her main research interests are Cultural reporting, Media Accountability and Online Journalism. She has participated at several research projects funded by the Spanish Ministry and the European Commission. She has carried out several postdoctoral research visits: at School of Journalism at the University of Missouri; at the Laboratoire du Communication et Politique in CNRS (Paris); and the Journalism School at Columbia University (New York). She has published several books and articles, including “Online journalism and web 2.0: A model for analysis and report on results” and “How Dominant are Official Sources in Shaping Political News Coverage in Spain? The Perceptions of Journalists and Citizens, Journal of Mass Media and Ethics”.
Marcel Mauri i de los Ríos holds a PhD in Journalism. He is a historian, journalist and lecturer in journalism history and media ethics at the Department of Communication of Universitat Pompeu Fabra (UPF). He is also a consultant for ethics and communication law at the Universitat Oberta de Catalunya (UOC). In 2007 he carried out a predoctoral research visit at the Université Paris-Sorbonne and in 2010 he carried out a postdoctoral visit at Columbia University (New York). He has published on media ethics and journalism history.
Xavier Ramon holds a PhD in Communication. He is a lecturer and researcher at the Department of Communication of Pompeu Fabra University. His research and teaching focus on journalism ethics, media accountability, communication and sport and the Olympic studies. He has participated in the projects “Transparency and Media Accountability” and “Integrated Journalism in Europe”. He has also published in peer-reviewed journals and has contributed to international conferences (IAMCR, IACS, ECREA, EASS, SEP, AE-IC). During his doctoral studies, he has been a visiting researcher at the University of Glasgow, the University of Alabama and the IOC Olympic Studies Centre.
Marta Narberhaus has a Master’s Degree in Social Communication and Bachelor’s Degrees in Journalism and Art History. She is a PhD candidate, researcher and lecturer in the Department of Communication at the UPF, where she teaches «Integrated Journalism Workshop» and «Fundamentals of Journalism». Before starting her academic career, she worked in various media (radio, television, press and internet), and now combines research with occasional collaborations in local media. Her research interests are Ethics and Journalism, History of Journalism, Quality of information and news production in media, Education and Media and Gender and Media.
Cristina Perales-Garcia, PhD in Journalism and Communication Sciences at the Autonomous University of Barcelona. She teaches Journalism at the Communication Department of the University Pompeu Fabra and she is member of the Journalism Research Group (GRP) of the same university. She has participated in research projects funded by the Spanish Ministry and other public bodies. Her main lines of research are media ethics, history of journalism, political communication and the study of journalistic discourses. She has made several research stays in some European universities, e. g. at the University of Stirling (Stirling, Scotland), the University of Applied Sciences (Tampere, Finland) and the University of Poitiers (Poitiers, France).
Laura Torre is a PhD student of the Translation and Language Sciences Department of the Pompeu Fabra University (Barcelona). After a Bachelor’s degree in Foreign Languages and Literatures (University of Genoa, Italy) and a Master’s degree in Linguistics (University of Siena, Italy), she worked for a period of time in the editorial/ publishing sector, in Milan. All along interested in the discourse analysis field and in the journalistic one, her PhD project is about the professional press language – verbal and photographic one – on Facebook, analyzing the discourse of the fan pages of some Italian and Spanish newspapers. All this, focusing on the news about violence against women.
Juan Carlos Suárez Villegas is Professor of Media Ethics at the University of Seville, with a research background in the Philosophy of Law and aspects of Political Culture. He currently specializes in Media Ethics and has published scientific articles and book chapters and lectured in numerous international conferences. He has been in charge of three editions of the International Conference on Media Ethics, and of the International Conference on Gender and Communication in 2014. He is the Principal Investigator of the “Critical thinking, communication and human rights” research group. He is a Member of Deontological Committee of Press in Spain and evaluator in the National Agency of Research on the Spanish Research Program. He is an evaluator of the Spanish and Italian Evaluation of Research Quality of Universities.
Marta Pérez-Pereiro has a PhD degree in the University of Santiago de Compostela (USC) and a BA in Communication Studies in the University of South Wales (former University of Glamorgan). She is assistant professor in the Faculty of Communication Sciences of the USC. Her research interests are the analysis of TV fiction, studies on humor and history of journalism. Among her most recent publications are the articles “The public and the journalists’ views on the humoristic treatment of religion in Spain” in Journalism & Mass Communication Quarterly and “Maybe your story is not different from mine: Memory, history and progress in the Galician series Libro de Familia” in the journal International Journal of Iberian Studies. She is member of the research group Estudos Audiovisuais: contents, formats and technology, and participated as a researcher in project such as “Cinema, diversity and networks” or “eDCINEMA: Towards the European Digital Space. The role of small cinemas in original version”.
Aitor Zuberogoitia, PhD in Journalism (EHU-UPV), is lecturer and researcher in the Communication Degree at the University of Mondragon. Currently he is coordinating the research group Hezikom and teaches courses related to both ethics and veracity of the media as well as theory and history of Communication. His research interests focus on the influence of media on society (he has participated in research projects funded by the Basque Government, the Media Observatory in Basque and Tokikom, Local Media Association of the Basque Country), history of communication in Basque (two research projects funded by the City Council of Bilbao and the Basque Summer University, both culminated with the publication of two books), innovation in media and in Communication Studies (he is involved in a research funded by the Provincial Government of Gipuzkoa) and digital literacy. He has directed three doctoral thesis (one of them European) and runs two more in progress. He is the author of 11 books, he has participated in 8 other anthologies (with Multilingual Matters or the IJIE consortium, among others) and has published articles in Basque, Spanish and English in various academic journals. He is a member of the scientific committee of the journal Mediatika and peer reviewer of the journals Palabra Clave, Zer and Uztaro.
Andres Gostin holds a PhD from Mondragon University with the thesis “XX. mende erditik aurrerako indarkeria politikoaren errepresentazioa euskarazko fikziozko ikus-entzunezkoetan” (“Representations of the political violence in the Basque Country in the audiovisual fiction productions made in Basque language”). He is a lecturer and researcher, coordinator of the Degree in Audiovisual Communication and director of the Department of Communication at Mondragon University. His teaching focuses on the areas of image and discourse ethics, the audiovisual narrative and narrative ethics, analysis of the audiovisual work, film history and trends of contemporary fiction. He is a member of HEZIKOM group and participated in the project “Lifelong Learning and Active Methodologies: Exploring the Potential of Challenge Based Learning and Design Thinking” (2015-16), a research funded by the Ikasekin Program of the Provincial Government of Gipuzkoa. He has had a long career in media in the Basque Country (La Voz de Euskadi, Hemen, Egin, Ardatza, Euskadiko Irratia, Argia, Euskaldunon Egunkaria, Berria).
Amparo López-Meri, PhD, is professor for journalism and audiovisual communication at Universitat Jaume I de Castellón in Spain. Her current research interests include the reformulation of journalism in the digital environment and the impact of social media in journalism and political communication. She is part of the research group Journalism, Communication, Power at Universitat Jaume I, that develops the national research project ‘Political information, Twitter and democracy: politicians and citizens in the social media environment’, financed by the Ministry of Economy and Competitiveness of the Government of Spain. In this field, she has published articles and chapters book in Spanish such as ‘Social media and election campaigns: Twitter as an information source in the Catalan elections of #25N’, ‘Twitter as an information source of unexpected events: monitoring of hashtags’, ‘Images on Twitter and ambiental journalism’ and ‘Social networks, data journalism and monitory democracy’. López-Meri also co-directs the research Permanent Seminar on Educational Innovation ‘Creativity in University Teaching” at Univesitat Jaume I. Moreover, she has an extensive career in media as reporter for the news agency Europa Press TV and senior news producer in different TV Spanish channels.
Adoración Merino Arribas, PhD in Information Sciences and Postgraduate in Teacher Training. Journalist with 22 years of experience in communications groups. Her research lines are: informative treatment of immigration, digital media, transmedia storytelling and social networking. Participant in the Public Communication, Transparency, accountability and participation in local government CSO2013-46997-R Project and “Coysodi” Research Group (UNIR) and member of “Plan Propio” UNIR-Research. Associate professor of UNIR since 2012 until today. Journalism ISTIC-ULL prize (April 2012) and VI Journalism Prize «Mare Nostrum Resort» (June 2007). Her publications can be consulted on Google Scholar.
María Ángeles Chaparro Domínguez, PhD in Journalism, is assistant professor at the Universidad Complutense de Madrid, in Journalism and Global Communication Department. Her current research interests include data driven journalism, social network sites and other online communication tools and media content about popular culture. She has participated in two research projects with public funding: New forms of myth: an interdisciplinary methodology (2012-2015), of the Universidad Complutense, and The model of the free press in Spain: development, contents, uses and gratifications perceived by the audience (2007-2010), of the Universidad Rey Juan Carlos. In 2015 she was invited by the Norwegian research center SINTEF to participate in Reveal project, funded by the European Union in order to study journalism verification of the contents of social media. Some of her studies are Use of Twitter among Spanish communication-area faculty: Research, teaching and visibility (First Monday, 2015), Science communication on Spanish-speaking blogs: Functions, sources, language and rhetorical strategies (Prisma Social, 2014) y The Spanish coverage of the Third Century of Quixote. Analysis of the simbolic value of the novel and its main character in the press of 1905 (Doxa Comunicación, 2013).
Jesús Díaz-Campo, PhD in Journalism, Complutense University of Madrid. Academic Director (Master in Corporate Communication) and Communication professor at Universidad Internacional de la Rioja (UNIR). Positive assessment by National Agency of Quality (ANECA) required to be contracted as Associate Professor. One positively evaluated research period by the National Commission for the Evaluation of Research Activity (CNEAI). His main research lines are focused on Journalism Ethics, Digital Journalism and Radio. He has published around thirty papers on those topics, among them: “Latin American leaders on Twitter. Old uses for new media during political crises” (Revista Latina de Comunicación Social) and “Journalism Ethics in a Digital Environment: How Journalistic Codes of Ethics Have Been Adapted to the Internet and ICTs in Countries around the World” (Telematics and Informatics). He has participated in several research projects funded by national organizations, such as GlobalCOM and Spanish Armed Forces and the Internet.
Susanne Fengler, PhD, is the academic director of the Erich-Brost-Institut and professor for international journalism at the Institute of Journalism, TU Dortmund University. Previously she has worked as a researcher and lecturer at Freie Universität, Berlin, at the universities of Zurich, Basel, Lucerne, and Fribourg (Switzerland), for the Swiss school for journalism MAZ and for the International Institute of Journalism (IIJ). Her professional experiences include journalism and political communication. Media accountability is one of her main research interests. Other topics are comparative journalism studies, political journalism, development communication, and the economic theory of journalism. She has published numerous national and international books and articles and edits the new book series «Kompaktwissen Journalismus«. In cooperation with Stephan Russ-Mohl, she has published several articles about the application of economic theory to journalism research.