Full professor of Communication. Main researcher of the Newsnet project (News, Networks and Users in the Hybrid Media System. Transformation of the Media Industry and the News in the Post-Industrial Era, 2019-2022). Member of the DigiDoc research group and its coordinator (2020-2022). Currently a member of the research project on artificial intelligence and the media, TED2021-130810B-C22 funded by Agencia Estatal de Investigación (AEI) of the Spanish Ministry of Science and Innovation (MICIN) and by the European Commission NextGeneration EU/PRTR.
Currently doing, with a Salvador de Madariaga grant, a stay at University College Dublin (Ireland), doing some research on housing inequality and digital media, copyright law, artificial intelligence and the media, and the outburst of journalism in an age of rebellions (Ireland, Portugal and Catalonia, 1640-1714), all three tipics in comparative perspective.
I studied Journalism at the University of the Basque Country (1982-1987), where I presented my PhD dissertation in History. I studied Law at the same University (1992-1996), and got also a Diploma in Advance Legal Studies (1996-1998), equal to a Master in Law. I hold a PhD in Law as well (UPF, 2016). After teaching as a lecturer and assistant professor at my alma mater, I moved to Barcelona in 2008, to the Pompeu Fabra University, where I am a full professor of Communication. I have been visiting researcher at the universities of Reno, Nevada (USA, 1997), Oxford (Basque Visiting Scholar, 1998-1999), Federal University of Bahia (Brazil, 2005 and 2008) and the University of East Anglia (United Kingdom, 2021).
My main research interests are: online journalism and online news, history of journalism (specially Basque-language press and Spanish-language networks on Early Modern history), and copyright and news reporting. I have added a fourth one: information equity and fighting against the digital news divide.
Author of more than 260 publications in those areas.
As a journalist, I worked in several newspapers and radio stations (1985-1992). Lately, I have collaborated with the Basque public broadcasting service (Euskadi Irratia)
I am a fluent speaker of Spanish, Basque, Catalan, English, Portuguese and Italian, and can read in French. I am the first scholar on communication of the Catalan universities according to the H-Index, out of only three colleagues on the field.