CSMCSN research seminar: Monica Marchesi


Location: Atlantic House, CA AH101

Audience: Public

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Contribution of the media in creating and sustaining opportunities for dialogue and coexistence of immigrants. Analysis of best practices of local radios in Catalonia

Monica Marchesi (Universitat Rovira i Virgili, Spain)

The development of the media in the context of large media companies and public corporations media has generated the need to seek alternative forms of production closer to citizens. For this need have arisen local radios, who watch their immediate environment, live in it, try to understand and convey through a narrative full of sound images thanks to the radio language. In Catalonia there is a significant movement of municipal-owned radio stations.

The local radios are developed around four main lines of work: promoting local information, the Catalan as a language of everyday use, citizen participation in the program and / or creating content, and finally cooperation in preparation of content among the professional staff and volunteers.

The study proposed to analyse and evaluate the best practices in local radios in Catalonia regarding integration of immigrants and the creation of spaces for dialogue and coexistence between immigrants and the local inhabitants.

Monica Marchesi is a Venezuelan journalist who has worked for several years in radio networks. She is also the author and co-author of several journal articles. She has a BA in Journalism studies from the University of Zulia, two MAs and is currently undertaking her doctoral studies at the University Rovira i Virgili in Tarragona, Spain.