“SOS Mother Earth” | three conferences held by Gabinete de Comunicación y Educación (UAB)

May 14, 2024

The Gabinete de Comunicación y Educación organises the “SOS Mother Earth” cycle on journalism, environment and communication.

The Gabinete de Comunicación y Educación of the Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona (UAB) is organising three conferences on environmental journalism and travel photography. The sessions will occur on 22 May, from 12:00 to 15:00, in the Sala de Juntas of the Faculty of Communication Sciences of the UAB.

The day begins with a talk by Pablo Tosco, who explains the objectives and methodology of Sonda Internacional, a media organisation created in 2022 that specialises in visual journalism on the climate crisis.

During the second part, Álvaro Laforet, journalist and professor of the Master in Travel Journalism, speaks about the profession of travel photographer and the new influencer marketing techniques.

Finally, Juan David Escorcia, environmental journalist and lecturer on the Master in Travel Journalism, will present his research projects in podcast format “Paisajes sonoros del Mar Mediterráneo” and “El caso de la tintorera”.

The three sessions are open to everyone and will include a space for questions and debate.

The Gabinete de Comunicación y de Educación is a consolidated group specialised in scientific research and dissemination, which belongs to the Department of Journalism and Communication Sciences of the UAB. Recognised by AGAUR (Agència de Gestió d’Ajuts Universitaris i de Recerca) of the Generalitat de Catalunya as a Consolidated Research Group on the basis of its trajectory, projection and development, it develops projects and research in the field of convergence between communication and education. Since its creation, it has developed initiatives aimed at integrating, with awareness and freedom, communication technologies in the so-called global or knowledge society. Under the direction of Santiago Tejedor, the Gabinete organises different Master’s Degrees, such as the Master’s Degree in Travel Journalism, the Master’s Degree in Communication and Education, the Master’s Degree in Environmental Communication and the Master’s Degree in Political and Electoral Communication Management. The group has a wide and varied collection of publications in the form of scientific articles, books, book chapters, and other works, which are constantly being renewed. It also has a laboratory for teaching innovation projects, transfer and new formats conceived and developed from a perspective based on creativity and multidisciplinary work. The Gabinete organises every year an academic expedition that travels around the world with students from different universities and careers. This is the Tahina-Can Expedition, awarded Spain’s best educational project. It also has the portal Tu Aventura, the educational platform InfoEDU, news games, and the science project Reporter@s de la Ciencia.

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