Subject: From news to documentary

Virginia Luzón holds a PhD in Audiovisual Communication from the Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona and a degree in Audiovisual Communication from the University of Seville. Professor of the subjects Theory and technique of television and radio programmes and audiovisual narrative. She has published the monograph Internet l’ eina inevitable (2002), and several scientific articles highlighting “La percepción de la audiencia sobre las noticias espectáculo en las cadenas españolas” (2012), “¿Puede la nueva televisión pública aprender de la antigua? La televisión pública a examen” (2011), y “Aprender a emprender, el papel de la universidad” (2013). And finally, she has been one of the members of the editorial team of Mapping Digital Media Spain (2012), of the Open Society Foundation. She develops diverse lines of research in television, cinema, comics, youth and gender from the perspective of discourse analysis, production routines and the socio-cultural role of the media, leading several research projects.

She is currently Vice-rector of Communication and Promotion at the Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona, where she has taken on other management positions such as Vice-Dean of Academic Ordination at the Faculty of Communication Sciences, Deputy Director of Research at the Department of Audiovisual Communication and Advertising and also Doctoral Coordinator. She has also been since 2005 Coordinator of the University Entrance Examinations in Audiovisual Culture for the Direcció General d’ Ensenyament Generalitat de Catalunya.

In the professional field she has worked as a journalist in several media outlets, such as Televisión Española, TV3-Televisió de Catalunya or the production companies Línies d’ idees, Quart Televisió, and CNR Televisión.