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Spanish users take precautions from misinformation and demand more depth and vigilance from the media

Digital News Report

Despite recent efforts by the media and technological companies to generate better public credibility, Spanish netizens' confidence in the news continues to fall. Only 43% of users routinely rely on information they receive, compared to 32% of whom are skeptical. The political and social tension from the past three years have contributed to the institutional discredit of the media in Spain; whose credibility collapsed eight points since 2017, from 51% to the current 43%. This is one of the main conclusions of the Spanish Digital News Report 2019 prepared by the Faculty of Communication of the University of Navarra. It was based on more than 2,000 conducted interviews with Spanish internet users during the months of January and February 2019. The study is part of the largest global media consumption research coordinated by the University of Oxford in 38 countries.

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@digitalunav takes part in the biggest european research project to date on digital and data journalism

@digitalunav participa en el mayor proyecto europeo de investigación en periodismo de datos y transformación digital

A network in which @digitalunav takes part has won a €3.9 million Horizon 2020 grant to coordinate ‘JOLT: Harnessing Digital and Data Technologies for Journalism’. JOLT is a European Training Network funded by the European Commission’s Marie Skłodowska-Curie Actions to provide structured training and excellent supervision to a cluster of PhDs.

JOLT will hire 15 PhD researchers to develop new theoretical insights, technical advancements, and best-practice guidelines for digital and data journalism.

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Proyecto RRSSalud

A team of researchers at @digitalunav, in partnership with Centro Nacional de Supercomputación de Barcelona, are currently working on the RRSSalud project. This research analyses the topology and dynamics of Health fake news spreading on Social Media in Spain in order to acknowledge and understand the reasons and mechanisms of the spread of these contents through the web. 

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Meet our visiting researchers in the forthcoming academic year, as well as those of the past year:

Tomás Atarama-Rojas

Tomás Atarama-Rojas

Morela Scull

Isadora Ortiz

Isadora Ortiz

Enrique Iturralde

Enrique Iturralde


Amy Jo Coffey

Zafer Kiyan

Ester Appelgren

Israel Márquez


Pedro Sebastián Fierro

Alexandre Lenzi

Stefanie Carlan

Maria João Lopes


Patrícia Dias Soares

Edson Capoano

Carmen B. Fernández

Teresa Nozal Cantarero



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Digital News Report   Digital News Report 2019 (Spain),
coordinated by Digital unav-Center for Internet
Studies and Digital Life – University of
Digital News Report  

Digital News Report 2018 (Spain),
coordinated by Digital unav-Center for Internet
Studies and Digital Life – University of










The Rhetoric of Complexity: Portraying Data Visualizations


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