Francisco Segado-Boj (IP)
Francisco Segado-Boj is the main researcher of the Newsharing project. He holds a PhD in Journalism (Universidad Complutense de Madrid) and works as Associate Professor at Universidad Internacional de la Rioja. He is the director of the research group. His current research interests focus on digital and social media and on scholarly communication. In the last ten years he has been involved in national and international research projects (GlobalCom, E-Story) and has published more than twenty papers at journals such as Telematics & Informatics, Comunicar, El Profesional de la Información, Journal of Scholarly Publishing, First Monday, Estudios sobre el Mensaje Periodístico or Revista Latina de Comunicación Social. He has been a visiting scholar at University of Central Lancashire (United Kingdom). He is currently collaborating as an external expert with the Committee on Culture, Science, Education and Media of the Council of Europe.
Petter Bae Brandtzaeg
Associate professor at University of Oslo and Chief Scientist at SINTEF (Norway). He holds a Ph.D in media and communications studies from the University of Oslo. He has been researching the social implication of Internet usage for more than 18 years. The last couple of years he has been researching verification and fact-checking of social media content in the context of digital journalism. In particular, he is specializing in content analysis of social media conversation and the use of big data in research. He has published widely in journals such as New Media and Society, Journal of Computer-Mediated Communication, Communications of the ACM, Computers in Human Behavior y The International Journal of Human-Computer Studies.
María Ángeles Chaparro
PhD in Journalism (Universidad Complutense de Madrid) and associate professor at the Universidad Internacional de La Rioja in the Communication degree programme and the master’s degree in Data-Driven Journalism, which she has directed since 2014. She has published her research findings in Journalism Practice, Nordicom Review, First Monday, among others, and has been a research fellow at SINTEF (Oslo) research organization. There she was part of the Reveal project, funded by the European Union, which studied the journalistic verification of the contents published on social media. Her research focuses on data-driven journalism, social networking sites and the media. Dr Chaparro Domínguez is a member of the R+D+i project Accountability and Journalistic Cultures in Spain: Impact and Proposals for Good Practices in the Spanish Media, funded by the Spanish Ministry of Economy and Competitiveness.
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 Communication Ethics and Corporate Social Responsibility, Digital Journalism, Political Communication 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”. He has worked as a journalist for 15 years.
Erika Fernández Gómez
Erika Fernández holds a Degree in Advertising and Public Relations and an European PHD in Communication (Universidad de Vigo, Spain). She has been a visiting scholar in Escola das Artes, Portugal (UCP). She teaches at UNIR since 2010 in the Communication Area. She has also taught at Universidad de Vigo (Spain), at Instituto Politécnico de Coimbra (Portugal), at Thomas More University (Belgium), at Universidad Tecnológica Equinoccial (Ecuador) and at Kauno Kolegija (Lithuania). Accredited by ANECA as Associate Professor. She has a six year research positive evaluation from the national committee for the assessment of the research action (CNEAI). More than a dozen articles published in impact journals (JCR, SCOPUS). She has participated in the research project with public funding “GlobalCom” (2014-2016). Member of the UNIR ‘Comunicación y Sociedad Digita’ research group. Main areas of research: television, advertising, social networks, e-health, children and younger audiences.
Lidia Maestro Espínola
Holds a Degree in Advertising and Public Relations, Phd in Communication Sciences from Rey Juan Carlos University of Madrid, Master in Film, Television and Interactive Media and MBA. She is a professor of Communication Degree, Marketing Degree and several Masters. She currently directs the degree in Marketing and International Trade and Master of Integrated Advertising: strategy and creativity of the International University of La Rioja. Her career and scientific production is linked to the study of the economy of the media and, specifically, in his strategies as advertising media. Among her publications there are research articles in national and international journals, chapters and communications in international conferences
Holds a Degree on Library and Information Sciences, a Master on Science Evaluation and a Phd on Library and Information Sciences. Associate Professor at UNIR (Universidad Internacional de La Rioja). He teaches on Research Methods and Documentation at the Undergraduate and Graduate level. Founder Partner of the Spin Off EC3metrics of the Granada University. Researcher at Grupo EC3 (Universidad de Granada), PROCOMM (UNIR) and Comunicar research groups. Member since 2017 of the Think Tank Thinkepi. Member of several academic journals such as Comunicar (adjunct editor Icono 14 (associate editor), Razón y Palabra (editorial board) y Archivo Iberoamericano (editorial board). He has a six year research positive evaluation from the national committee for the assessment of the research action (CNEAI).
Associate Professor at the Education Faculty and member of the research group PROCOMM of the Universidad Internacional de la Rioja. He received his bachelor degree in Arts in Sociology at the Central University of Venezuela, and his PhD degree in Communication Science at the University Complutense of Madrid, Spain. He has published more 15 peer-reviewed papers, 15 journal papers and written or coordinated as editor more than 10 academic books. He has participated in more than 10 R+D+i Projects funded in competitive calls for Administrations or public and private entities. He is member of the editorial boards of the different scientific journals in Colombia, México, Spain and Venezuela. He is also member of Julian Assange Chair sponsored by CIESPAL. His main research areas are ICT applied in Education, Social Media and Digital Media.