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Peña Fernández, Simón

Journalism Department
Department of Journalism (UPV/EHU)
Full Professor

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Current position:

Full Professor.


Academic training:

-BA in Journalism and Audiovisual Communication (Universidad de Navarra).

-Ph.D. in Information Sciences (UPV/EHU).


Research interests:

Journalism, Media, Online communication, Social innovation.


Current research projects:

  • Tools for the analysis of parliamentary discourses (COLAB19/19), UPV/EHU, 2020-2022. Main Researcher.
  • News, networks and users in the Hybrid Media System (RTI2018-095775-B-C41), Ministry of Science, Innovation and Universities, 2019-2022. Main Researcher.
  • Assessment of Quality of Erasmus Traineeships (2019-1-CZ01-KA203-061393), European Commission, 2019-2022.
  • Growing Inequality: a Novel Integration of transformations research  (101004494), European Commission, 2021-2025.
  • Inclusive Futures for Europe BEYOND the impacts of Industries 4.0 and Digital Disruption (822296), European Commission, 2019-2022.


Recent publications:

  • Peña-Fernández, Simón; Larrondo-Ureta, Ainara; & Morales-i-Gras, Jordi (2022). “Current affairs on TikTok. Virality and entertainment for digital natives”. Profesional de la información31(1), e310106.
  • Larrondo-Ureta, Ainara, Peña-Fernández, Simón, & Morales-i-Gras, Jordi (2021). “Disinformation, vaccines, and Covid-19 Analysis of the infodemic and the digital conversation on Twitter”. Revista Latina De Comunicación Social, (79), 1-18.
  • Peña-Fernández, Simón; Pérez-Dasilva, Jesús Ángel; Meso-Ayerdi, Koldobika; & Larrondo-Ureta, Ainara (2021). “Social participation in the media: The dialogue of digital journalists with audiences.” European Public & Social Innovation Review, 6(1), 16-28.
  • Peña-Fernández, Simón; Meso-Ayerdi, Koldobika & Larrondo-Ureta, Ainara (2020). Active audiences: Empowering citizens’ discourse in the hybrid media system. Madrid: McGraw-Hill.
  • Larrondo-Ureta, Ainara; Peña-Fernández, Simón; Agirreazkuenaga-Onaindia, Irati & Meso-Ayerdi, Koldobika (2020). “Comments, What For? User Participation and Quality of the Debate in Four European Newspapers Political J-blogs.” Media Watch, 11(2), 247-262.
  • Peña-Fernández, Simón; Larrondo-Ureta, Ainara & Agirreazkuenaga-Onaindia, Irati. “Tagging feminism. Analysis of Ibero-American cybermedia”., 46, 45-67.
  • Castellano-Parra, Orge; Meso-Ayerdi, Koldobika; & Peña-Fernández, Simón (2020). “Behind the Comments Section: The Ethics of Digital Native News Discussions.” Media and Communication, 8(2), 86-97.


Further information

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