‘It is important to combat fake news to build a fairer society’
Paloma Rodiles Marín is about to finish her bachelor’s degrees in Humanities and Journalism at UPF. She is the founder and CEO of The Hist, a streaming platform for freelance journalists that she likes to describe as an Only Fans for the news industry.
Name and surnames: Paloma Rodiles Marín
Place and date of birth: Tarragona, 2000
Position: Founder and CEO of The Hist
Education: Humanities and Journalism student at UPF
Interests: Passionate about the cinema of Scorsese, Kubrick and Carla Simón, animals and Formula 1.
Paloma Rodiles Marín is 23 years old and currently finishing bachelor’s degrees in Humanities and Journalism at UPF. However, her academic work has not prevented her from undertaking her own professional project, which she has thrown herself into heart and soul, namely, The Hist, a streaming initiative for freelance journalists looking to carve out a niche for themselves in the world of digital content creation platforms.
The Hist is currently one of six projects being incubated in the ‘In Residence’ space at the Tallers Area on the Poblenou campus. The initiative was selected for its transferability, interdisciplinarity and viability, as well as for its ability to interact with other initiatives.
What is The Hist? How does it innovate journalism?
The Hist is a streaming platform where freelance journalists create content that is then validated with artificial intelligence and blockchain to prevent the creation of disinformation and fake news. We like to say that it is a sort of Only Fans for journalists, because each communicator has their own space or channel where they can make their own media. They are thus not constrained by any editorial line and are free to work as they see fit.
We like to say that it is a sort of Only Fans for journalists, because each communicator has their own space or channel where they can make their own media