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More than 60 years training communication professionals

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The School of Communication of University of Navarra, an initiative of St Josemaría Escriva de Balaguer was the first Spanish institution to teach Journalism and Communication at the university level.

Throughout its 60 years of existence, this school has witnessed numerous milestones that have reinforced a way of being and an understanding of communication.

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  • 1958

    Laying the foundations

    Between July and September, the University organized the first course on Journalism and Current Issues.

    Among those attending were: Luis Joaquin Muñoz, Luis Núñez Ladeveze, Jesús Alanís (Mexico), Esteban Lopez-Escobar, Juan Antonio de la Herrán, Roberto Robles (México), Bill Parmel (United States) and Michael Adams (Ireland).

    Laying the foundations
  • 1958

    The beginning

    9 men and 5 women from 12 countries formed the Institute's first graduating class. From the beginning, the students were integrated into a university that followed the American model.

    In the picture, Covadonga O'Shea and Margarita Montañe interview the French cyclist Roger Riviére in the Plaza del Castillo, at the end of the stage of the Vuelta Ciclista a España that finished in Pamplona.

    The beginning
  • 1960

    Redaccion is first published

    Redacción was born as a student newsletter/ magazine of the Estudio General de Navarra, with aspirations of being a biweekly publication, in which groups of students of the Instituto de Periodismo would take turns editing each issue.

    In the picture, students preparing an issue of Redaccion: among others, Octavio Ruiz, Jose Benito Cabaniña, Iñaki Ochoa de Olza and Fernando Pérez Ollo.

    <i>Redaccion</i> is first published
  • 1960

    Pamplona became a university city with the Estudio General

    Pamplona became a university city with the Estudio General, which started as a preparatory academy and became a fledgling university recognized by the pope.

    Pamplona became a university city with the Estudio General
  • 1962

    Official recognition

    A decree of the Ministry of Information and Tourism dictated the provisions to recognize the studies carried out at the Pamplona Institute of Journalism.

    In the picture, Antonio Fontán along with Miguel Veyrat, Pedro Oriol Costa, Antonio Mélich, Juan Pablo de Villanueva, Ramón Pi, Manolo Bueno and Andrés Garrigó, among others, on a study trip to the Berlin palace of Charlottenburg.

    Official recognition
  • 1963

    First book

    The first monograph published was "The dynamics and value of public opinion", by Juan Pablo de Villanueva. Since then, the collection has published 83 more titles.

    First book
  • 1963

    Garcilaso Awards

    The "Garcilaso" Awards were given by Diario de Navarra to the best students of the Journalism degree, both for their academic record and for their internships and professional work.

    In the picture, Fernando Nagore, president of the Board of Directors of Diario de Navarra, presents the Garcilaso Award (1969) to Pili Cambra, in front of a smiling Carlos Soria.

    Garcilaso Awards
  • 1963

    Move to campus

    The Central Building was constructed in 1962. Classes were held there the following year, although the construction was not yet completed. Students from 1963 were the first to be taught in the Central Building, which was only half the size of the present building.

    Move to campus
  • 1964

    Radio Studio

    During the summer of 1964 the Radio Studio of the Journalism Institute was inaugurated: the first of its kind ina Spanish university, and the second in a European university, after the one created by Dovifat in 1931 in Berlin.

    In the picture, Marisa Ciriza and Antonio Tormo in the Radio Studio in the Central Building.

    Radio Studio
  • 1967

    First departments

    Departments were created in the academic year 1967-1968. These included: Special Activities, Editorial, Information Technology and Socio-Economics.

    In the picture, some professors in Obanos, preparing the future of the faculty that would continue the Institute of Journalism. Among those present were Pepe Tallón, Fernando Pérez Ollo, Carlos Soria, Diana Miller, Henri Cavanna, Gonzalo Redondo and Alfonso Nieto.

    First departments
  • 1967

    Beuve-Méry's Visit

    In February 1967, Hubert Beuve-Máry, Director of the French newspaper Le Monde Attended the V International Week of Studies for Journalists, during which the research and studies of the Institute were presented to media professionals.

    In the picture, Hubert Beuve-Méry, director of "Le Monde", in the Aula Magna of the Central Building, addressing the participants of the 5th International Week of Studies for Journalists.

    Beuve-Méry's Visit
  • 1968

    AIERI- IAMCR Congress

    In 1968, the first Spanish congress of the AIERI-IAMCR, dedicated to the teaching of journalism, was organized in Pamplona. The papers were collected in the 2nd volume of the EUNSA Communication Sciences collection. In their free time, the congress participants enjoyed a bull fight in Ostiz, where even the president of the AIERI, the Swiss Jacques Bourquin, dared to participate.

    AIERI- IAMCR Congress
  • 1971

    School of Communication

    The Institute of Journalism became recognized as a School of the University in 1971 and had its first Dean.

    In the picture, Luka Brajnovic's practical class at the now School of Information Sciences.

    School of Communication
  • 1972

    PGLA begins

    Between 1972 and 1990, 400 communications professionals from 13 American countries attended the Latin American Graduate Program, funded by the German Aktion Adveniat Foundation for Development Assistance.

    In the picture, you can see participants in the IX PGLA.

    PGLA begins
  • 1972

    Television Studio

    In 1972, Juan José García-Noblejas and Rafa Alcaine started the first Television Studio of the School "cameras, tape recorder, telecine, mixing consoles, spotlights, cables... a real set". Gabriel Pérez

    In the picture, the first studio: Juan José García-Noblejas, surrounded by students: Paz DÓrs, Graciano Palomo, Luis Lacasa, José Luis Orellana, Pepe Álvarez Marcos, Ana Lucía Echeverría, Carlos Múgica...

    Television Studio
  • 1973

    La 'Carta'

    La Carta of the School of Information Science started in 1973 as an editorial supplement.

    In the picture, first issue of La Carta, November 1973.

    <i>La 'Carta'</i>
  • 1976

    Alumni Conference

    The first Alumni Study Day, held in 1976, was aimed at providing continuing education for graduates, as well as maintaining contact with them.

    The picture, taken at the Tres Reyes Hotel in Pamplona, includes, Carlos Soria, Jesús Martínez Vazquez, Nacho Arechaga and Eduardo Guerrero among others.

    Alumni Conference
  • 1977

    Corporate Information Department

    The subjects "company information" and "information structure" were the key to the genesis of this department, which aims to bring together all the economic and structural aspects related to the media.

    The Department regularly invites executives from national and international media companies to hold sessions with professors and students.

    Corporate Information Department
  • 1977

    Visit of Indro Montanelli

    The Italian journalist Indro Montanelli, creator of II Giornale Nuovo, visited the School in 1977.

    Visit of Indro Montanelli
  • 1978

    Professor's seminar

    In April 1978, the School of Communication pioneered the creation of a Faculty Seminar, an initiative that anticipated national and international intellectual collaboration.

    In the image, from left to right, Juan de la Borbolla (México), José María de la Cuesta Rute, José Tallon, Luka Brajnovic, and Juan José García -Noblejas.

    Professor's seminar
  • 1979

    First doctorate

    On March 10, 1979, for the first time in Spain, the defense of a doctoral thesis in Communication took place. Its author was Angel Faus, professor of Technology, who defended the thesis "La tecnología en la información televisiva".

    First doctorate
  • 1981

    Meeting in Medellín

    In 1981, the First Meeting of the Latin American Graduate Program (PGLA) in Communication Sciences and Journalism was held in Medellin.

    In the picture, the attendees of the Program, in the Botanical Garden of Medellin. Among those present were faculty members Luka Brajnovic, Manuel Casado, Esteban López-Escobar, Francisco Gómez Antón, Carlos Soria and Miguel Urabayen.

    Meeting in Medellín
  • 1983

    25 years

    The School celebrated its "Silver Jubilee of the School" in 1983. The "launching" of the captain's cabin was the centerpiece of the School's celebrations.

    In the picture, some alumni in the Chamber of Comptos along with Professor Gomez Anton. Alfonso Espinet, Nicolás Valeros, María Antonia Estévez, Guadalupe Ferchen...

    25 years
  • 1986

    Department of Culture and Audiovisual Communication

    The growing use of audiovisual technology to communicate gave rise to the Department of Culture and Audiovisual Communication (DCCA), which planned to launch a future degree program in this field.

    Classic photo with the bear: some professors and students of the Diploma in Screenwriting and Audiovisual Production at UCLA. Among the "actors", Juan Jose Garcia-Noblejas, Alex Pardo, Jordi Gasull, Alfonso Mendiz and Jordi Molas.

    Department of Culture and Audiovisual Communication
  • 1986

    CICOM

    In November 1986, the first International Conference on Information Sciences was held in Pamplona, Spain, to reflect on "Information and Human Rights", which attracted more than a hundred participants.

    In the picture, Herman Tersch addresses the audience at a round table chaired by Rafael Alvira, during the XIX edition of the International Congress of Communication, held in November 2004.

    CICOM
  • 1987

    Economic Information Seminar

    Juan Pablo Villanueva, Eduardo Ferreira and Luis Infante, who were in charge of the recently launched newspaper Expansión, proposed the creation of a training program for journalists in economic, financial and business matters.

    In its twenty years, around 300 students have attended these seminars.

    Economic Information Seminar
  • 1987

    SND-E

    The first International Seminar on Press, Design and Computer Graphics in Spain was held in March 1987 in Pamplona.

    In the picture, Maria Antonia Labrada, addressing the attendees of the Spanish Chapter of the SNDE.

    SND-E
  • 1988

    Communication & Society

    Communication & Society Journal of the School, was first published in 1988. It has sought to serve as a means of dialogue between researchers and experts in communication from all over the world.

    Twenty years and forty issues later, more than three hundred specialists have signed its pages.

    Communication & Society
  • 1988

    Desde Faustino

    "La Carta" newsletter of the School of Communication was renamed "Faustino". "Faustino" was the café in the Central Building which was a frequent place for students and professors to meet.

    This photo shows Aires Vaz and Francisco Gómez Antón talking to two members of the PGLA, Ciro Óscar Oviedo and Jorge Adino de Bernardo.

    <i>Desde Faustino</i>
  • 1988

    Department of Public Communication

    In 1988, the Public Communications Department was created under the direction of Esteban López-Escobar.

    Apart from Communication Theory, Public Opinion and Political Communication, the DPC offers subjects of an informative nature -such as Communication History, Information Law and Communication Ethics- and others of a humanistic, sociological and political nature such as Contemporary History, Sociology, Political Institutions or International Relations.

    Department of Public Communication
  • 1989

    Euroview

    Euroview, the School's film and television production company, started in 1989, an initiative of Juan José García-Noblejas. He wanted to create a production center to integrate professional experience in the School.

    In the photo, Jordi Molas and Bea Martínez filming in 1994.

    Euroview
  • 1992

    Sports Journalism

    1992 was an important year for Spanish sports due to the Barcelona Olympics. In our School, this year is associated with the launching of the Specialization Course in Sports Journalism.

    In the image, Javier Trigo (Director of the Sports Services of the University of Navarra) José Javier Sánchez Aranda and Sergio Sauca (TVE) in one of the course sessions.

    Sports Journalism
  • 1992

    Olympic Diary

    The official newspaper of the Barcelona Olympic Games was started at the School of Communication, following an agreement with IBM.

    In the picture, the first issue of Barcelona '92.

    Olympic Diary
  • 1992

    Journalism Projects Department

    Starting the 1992/93 academic year, the Department of Journalism Projects was founded to bring together the teaching and research of journalistic messages in the press.

    As their final project in their degrees, the students would begin to create complete journalistic projects in groups

    Journalism Projects Department
  • 1992

    New degrees

    One of the first and most important tasks undertaken by the Board of Directors in 1990 was the launching of two new curricula in addition to Journalism: Audiovisual Communication and Advertising and Public Relations.

  • 1993

    Malofiej Awards

    Since 1993, the Malofiej event has recognized and rewarded excellence in print and online infographics in media around the world. It has also contributed to the exploration of new narrative forms in the press in many countries.

    In the picture, next to the olive tree, and with the School behind him, Miguel Urabayen surrounded by collaborators in one of the editions of the Malofiej Awards.

    Malofiej Awards
  • 1995

    MMLab

    The Multimedia Communication Laboratory, better known as MMLab, teaches students the keys to professional and responsible communication in digital networks.

    In the 1994-1995 academic year, the MMLab promoted the first subject on cyberjournalism offered by a Spanish university.

    MMLab
  • 1996

    New building

    The School took a great leap forward when it opened its new building in 1996.

    New building
  • 1996

    Kino Awards

    The DCCA created the Kino Awards in 1996, with the aim of recognizing the creative, artistic and technical achievements of students. The word "Kino" means cinema in German.

    In 2006, a special 10th Anniversary gala was held, with the screening of the ten films that had been awarded the Kino Award for Best Short Film up to that date.

    Kino Awards
  • 1997

    Brajnovic Award

    It was Juan José García-Noblejas who proposed the Brajnovic Communication Prize, an award for professionals who combine a prestigious career in the media with a strong moral and ethical commitment.

    In the photo, José Javier Uranga received the award in 2003.

    Brajnovic Award
  • 1999

    98.3 Radio began

    98.3, the radio station of the School of Communication of the University of Navarra, started.

    In the picture, the first team of 98.3 Radio, at the inauguration of the station. Ángel Faus and Elsa Moreno were in charge of addressing all those present, in the Social Sciences Building of the University.

    98.3 Radio began
  • 2000

    'Perspectivas' was founded

    "Perspectivas" is a bimonthly publication of the School, created in 2000, with the aim of offering alumni quality content with information on developments in the industry.

    In the image, cover of the first issue of "Perspectives from the World of Communication", published in November-December 2000.

    <i>'Perspectivas'</i> was founded
  • 2001

    First Masters: MGEC

    The Master's Degree in Media and Entertainment Management started in 2001, with the aim of teaching how to manage talent, creativity, business and social responsibility in the media.

    In the picture, the 2005 graduating class of the Master's Degree with some of their professors, at the graduation ceremony in the Aula Magna of the University of Navarra.

    First Masters: MGEC
  • 2002

    TeleNatura festival

    The "TeleNatura" festival began in 2002, and promoted knowledge and respect for nature, through the exhibition of quality films. TeleNatura's advertising posters have always encouraged the introduction of nature into the university space, forming a single habitat.

    TeleNatura festival
  • 2002

    Double degrees

    In 2002, the School launched the first double degrees, together with the School of Humanities and Social Sciences, with a strong humanistic approach to the world of communication.

    In six years, students obtain two degrees: one from the School of Humanities and Social Sciences and the second one from the School of Communication.

    Double degrees
  • 2004

    Second Master's Degree: MCPC

    In September 2004, in cooperation with George Washington University, we began offering the Master's Degree in Political and Corporate Communication, with specific training in communication management in all types of organizations.

    During their month-long stay in Washington, MCPC students take a four-week program designed specifically for them.

    Second Master's Degree: MCPC
  • 2004

    50th anniversary of Nuestro Tiempo

    Nuestro Tiempo magazine has always been a step ahead in current affairs. In June 2004, it published its 600th issue, and in July of that year it celebrated its 50th anniversary.

    50th anniversary of <i>Nuestro Tiempo</i>
  • 2005

    CIEC

    The School and IESE set up the International Center for Communication Companies (CIEC) in 2005, which aims to become a meeting place and a benchmark of international prestige for communication companies.

    In the picture, journalist and faculty member Francisco Sancho, giving a workshop to the editorial staff of a Venezuelan newspaper.

    CIEC
  • 2006

    International Media Program

    In 2006, the International Media Program was launched, an initiative aimed at training professionals with a specific mindset and skills that would enable them to innovate in the creation of new content.

    Students complete their university education with professional experience in media companies in Asia, Europe and the United States.

    International Media Program
  • 2008

    Candidate for the Prince of Asturias Award

    The Globo Group of Brazil, together with the Government of Navarra, proposed the School of Communication (FCOM) as a candidate for the 2008 Prince of Asturias Award in the Humanities and Communication field.

    Candidate for the Prince of Asturias Award
  • 2010

    Master’s degree in Audiovisual Screenwriting

    In 2010, the School launched a new master’s program due to its growing awareness of the importance of stories in shaping and understanding the world around us, and that the script is the core of audiovisual stories. The program was promoted by Pablo Echart (its first director), Alberto Nahum García and Pablo Castrillo.

    Master’s degree in Audiovisual Screenwriting
  • 2013

    Documentaries about volunteering

    The fourth-year journalism students turned their senior year documentaries into a solidarity event, which has taken place every year since then. All the projects revolve around stories with centered on volunteer work. It takes place in Classroom 6 of the School building, and the protagonists and Navarran aid and volunteer institutions that support the documentaries are invited.

    Documentaries about volunteering
  • 2013

    @digitalunav begins, the Center for Internet Studies and Digital Life

    The Center for Internet Studies and Digital Life was founded with the mission of promoting research on the form and impact of digital activity in the field of communication. Since then, @digitalunav has hosted numerous fellow students who have come to Pamplona to research in the field of digital society and communication.

    @digitalunav begins, the Center for Internet Studies and Digital Life
  • 2014

    First edition of the Digital News Report

    As a result of an agreement with the Reuters Institute of the University of Oxford, the School of Communication carries out an analysis of the consumption of information in the digital environment in a global study. Currently in its eighth edition, the Digital News Report already includes analyses of 46 countries from all continents and is the most exhaustive study on the subject worldwide.

    First edition of the Digital News Report
  • 2015

    James Nachtwey, Luka Brajnovic Award

    In 2015, the School awarded James Nachtwey the Luka Brajnovic Award. Widely regarded as the world's greatest photojournalist of recent decades, Nachtwey has covered armed conflicts and humanitarian issues in more than thirty countries around the world. In 2017, the award winner was Antonio López Fernández, a pioneer in Spain in the development of the figure of the corporate communications director. Also in 2017 the School awarded the prize for the first time to a former student, Marc Marginedas, who was kidnapped in Syria by the Islamic State for his journalistic work.

    James Nachtwey, Luka Brajnovic Award
  • 2017

    Among the 50 best in the world

    In 2017, QS World University Ranking by subject ranked for the first time the School of Communication among the 50 best in the world in Communication & Media Studies. The ranking includes academic and employer reputation and other indicators such as research output. Each year the University of Navarra has been ranked 1st in Spain with the best reputation among academics and employers in the field of communication.

    Among the 50 best in the world
  • 2018

    Reputation

    In 2018, the School launched the Master's Degree in Corporate Reputation, which is taught at the University's Madrid Campus.

    Reputation
  • 2019

    Don Luka's Centennial

    Coinciding with the 60th anniversary of the School, on January 13, 2019 we celebrated the centenary of the birth of Luka Brajnovic, whom we remembered throughout the academic year on our social networks. On the day of the centenary we renamed classroom 5 after him, and inaugurated an exhibition about his life and an award. In addition, in June, Iñaki Gabilondo led an event that brought together hundreds of alumni in Madrid to remember Don Luka.

    Don Luka's Centennial
  • 2020

    First graduating class of the undergraduate Degree in Marketing

    In 2020, the first class of the Degree in Marketing graduated in the midst of the Covid-19 pandemic.

    First graduating class of the undergraduate Degree in Marketing