Who Am I?
Tough question. I guess that if you combine my varied education and professional experience, the result is something we could call a “communications expert.” We could even call me an “online communications expert.”
I’ve worked in journalism since the early 2000s. I can proudly say that I was trained in online news production by an amazing team of internationally-recognized online journalists in Spain. I’ve written and owned blogs, produced and hosted online video sections and edited others’ stories for online publication. Working with sites online has also lead to me dabbing in some web development. I worked for a site that was distributing a health supplement, and I would like to believe that as much as learned, I was also able to teach them a few things and help them as well. You can visit our website if you would like to see some of my work, although there are several other examples that I will show you here as well.
Offline, I have worked for TV and radio stations, as well as magazines and newspapers. I’ve also been a producer and a fixer.
Since 2011, apart from writing stories for different publications, I research and teach at a Canadian university. I recently finished my doctoral dissertation, which explores how journalists understand and deal with audience participation. I am also involved in projects related to online video games and I teach courses and workshops on Communication Studies and writing techniques.
I was born in Spain but I have studied and worked in Finland, Mexico and Canada. For some reason, I love living always “somewhere else” – whatever that might mean. Since starting my PhD, I’ve come to enjoy running (guess why), watching absurd TV series and, from December to April, dreaming about sunny beaches.