Department: Periodismo

Centre: Facultad de Ciencias Sociales y la Comunicación

Campus: Bizkaia

Field of knowledge: Artes y Humanidades

Area: Journalism

Research group: Grupo Gureiker - GIC 21/129


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Doctor by the Universidad del País Vasco - Euskal Herriko Unibertsitatea with the thesis Caballeros de la prensa. El periodismo en el cine de Billy Wilder 2012. Supervised by Dr. María José Cantalapiedra González.

Simón Peña-Fernández is a Full Professor in the Department of Journalism at the University of the Basque Country (UPV / EHU). He obtained his degree in Journalism and Audiovisual Communication at the University of Navarra and a PhD in Information Sciences at the UPV / EHU. He developed his professional activity in Euskaldunon Egunkaria and Berria. Professor at the UPV / EHU since 1999, he has taught mainly subjects related to journalistic writing and design (Informative genres, Principles of journalistic design, Cultural journalism, etc.). Since 2004 he has published 80 articles in academic journals and has presented a hundred papers and communications at national and international conferences. All these publications have always been associated with continued participation in around thirty research projects financed in competitive public calls, among them, eight European projects (Horizon 2020 and Erasmus +), three projects of the National Plan, in addition to those carried out for the UPV / EHU and the Basque Studies Society - Eusko Ikaskuntza, among others. He has also led ten relevant research and transfer contracts with public entities (the Basque Parliament, Euskal Irrati Telebista and the Basque Institute for Women - Emakunde) and has participated in five educational innovation projects.