Monthly Archives: March 2014

Day 5: Robert Petrausch


Robert Petraeusch, Chair at the Iona College in New York, presented his prospective theory of communication and science fiction through the metaphor of the bionic journalist on the second machine age. As Petraeusch showed, science-fiction and cinema anticipate the reality that we will live in. Neuroscience, even though it seems …

Day 5: Peter Laufer


In his conference: “iMigrating: Borders and Identity: the California Mexico Crisis” held the last day of the International Journalism Week, Peter Laufer has reflected about the situation that faces immigration in the U.S. now due to the Internet and the social networks. He has been working for NBC and CBS …

Day 5: David Wachanga


When we speak about “Ethics” we refer to the elements of a moral system that are in conflict. In terms of media, this concept has moved from values clarification to normative theory for the last three decades. In media ethics, individual freedom is the driving force.
In order to make an …

Day 4: Fred Zandpour and his students


In this conference it has been presented a complex and elaborated study directed to testing the relationship between Holistic-Analytic thinking and Communication patterns. His objective was to analyze cognitive processes and communication styles across different cultures and countries based on the hypothesis that Asian countries are more likely to engage …

Day 4: Tony Randall


When newspapers began, they were the only way to get quick information for the people who were worried about what was happening on the street, but this original reason diverged into different directions. Nowadays when someone tries to set up a newspaper they are probably only thinking in profit and …

Day 4: Svein Bruras


Svein Bruras in his presentation, given the 4th day of the International Journalism Week, entitled: “Immediacy or verification? Conflicting ideals in online news” has showed the nowadays existing dilemma in online journalism between immediacy and verification. He’s a teacher in Volda University College, located in Norway. Bruras has deeply analyzed …

Cultural Tour Guide in Barcelona


The speakers of the International Journalism Week 2014 have enjoyed a cultural tour guide through some of the most important sights of Barcelona: Plaça Catalunya, Portal de l’Àngel, Els 4 Gats, Palau de la Música, the Cathedral of Barcelona, Plaça Sant Jaume, and the church of Santa Maria del Mar.

Day 3: Choizzes International


Choizzes International: international job opportunities for students and alumni in the Netherlands
Choizzes is a “dating” site for jobs and internships made it in the Netherlands. It performs the pre-interview phase correspondent to the labor market but online. His main function is connecting people searching for a job opportunity with employers. …

Day 3: Hadrian Cawthorne


Using the web for creating journalistic content
In his presentation “Production on the cheap: using the web for low-cost multimedia journalism” Hadrian Cawthorne has showed the audience the tools that any journalists should manage for being prepared for the journalism 2.0 in the digital era. Cawthorne, who teaches in the University …

Day 3: Caja Thimm


“The journalistic agenda setting takes nowadays topics from Twitter”
Caja Thimm’s conference was entitled: “Twitter in Journalism: Forms, functions and Journalism Practices”. Thimm is a professor at the University of Bonn, Germany. On it, she explained the outline of a big research group, begun in 2010, when most people didn’t know …