Viva of a thesis directed by the GRISS researcher Carles Llorens

Evaluación y Análisis del ‘Media Policy-Making’ de la reforma socialista del sector Audiovisual y la Ley general de la Comunicación Audiovisual (2004-2011)



The Doctoral Thesis of Patricia Mani, directed by Dr. Carles Llorens, in the framework of the programm of Doctoral Studies in Communication Contents of the Digital Era, has been defensed in the Sala de Graus of the Facultat de Ciències de la Comunicació last June 13 at 12h.


GRISS researches attend to the IAMCR 2017

GRISS and Euromonitor researcher Òscar Coromina, Matilde Delgado, Rosa Franquet, Nuria Garcia, Josep Maria Martí, Belén Monclús, Emili Prado, Xavier Ribes, Gemma Gómez, Sheila Guerrero, Pau Lluis, Alba Mendoza, Elisa Paz and Isabel Villegas, have participated in the IAMCR 2017.

iamcr2017_imgThe conference of the International Association for Media and Communication Research, titled “Transformación de la cultura, la política y la comunicación: Nuevos medios, territorios y discursos”, has the aim to generate and develop new theoretical approached that allow to think, discuss and create new concepts and methods of study in the communication field.



  • New content and production routines in the post radio era: The case study of “Yu: no te pierdas nada. Maria Gutiérrez, Belén Monclús, Xavier Ribes i Josep Maria Martí.
  • Social Audience and European Serial Fiction. Nuria Garcia, Emili Prado, Belen Monclús and Alba Mendoza.
  • Social Media Discussion About Gender Representation on European TV Talk Shows. Òscar Coromina, Matilde Delgado and Elisa Paz.
  • Audience participation in Spanish news programs between 2010 and 2016: Sobering up after the digital enthusiasm. Ignacio Bergillos (GRISS – UAB CESAG – UIB) and Rosa Franquet.
  • Info-Show In European Television: The Industry Lab For Engagament With The Social Audience. Rosa Franquet, Òscar Coromina, Gemma Gómez and Sheila Guerrero.

GRISS researcher, Jose Luis Valero attends to the 16th ErgoDesign

In the  Universidade Federal de Santa Catarina (Brasil) 


GRISS researcher José Luis Valero did two lectures entitled “A utilização da infografia em Ambientes Educativos e de aprendizagem” and “Ainfografia no contexto atual”. The event took place at the Universidade Federal de Santa Catarina, Florianópolis (Brasil), from 5 to 9 of June.

ErgoDesing is an international congress of ergonomics interested on the ease of use of human interfaces and technologies. The main focuses are usability, technology in the educational field and accessibility in digital environments.


GRISS director Emili Prado talks about the communication of proximity

Presentation of the Llibre Blanc de l’Audiovisual a Catalunya al MAC 2017 


The director of GRISS Emili Prado, along with Roger Loppacher and Salvador Alsius, president and vicepresident of the Consell de l’Audiovisual de Catalunya, presented the Llibre Blanc de l’Audiovisual a Catalunya al Mercat Audiovisual de Catalunya 2017.

Los speakers focused in the field of the proximity communication, analysing the challenges that the sector is facing. Emili Prado emphasized the need of the stimulation of these medium, with actions adressed to increase their presence in social networks, enhance videos on demand and offer more children and youth content to attract new audiences.

Josep Maria Martí, GRISS researcher, talks about the current state of the radio in Catalonia

Presented the Informe sobre la ràdio a Catalunya 2012-2014 in MAC 2017 


GRISS researcher Josep Maria Martí participated in the round table of the Mercat de l’Audiovisual de Catalunya 2017. In the session, moderated by Jordi del Río (General Director of Media in Generalitat), Saül Gordillo (Director of Catalunya Ràdio), Xantal Llavina (journalist) and Josep González Bayo (Director of Ràdio Arenys) also participated. The event took place in the Mercat Audiovisual de Catalunya 2017.

The assistants had the chance to pick up a copy of the Informe sobre la ràdio a Catalunya 2012-2014. The book, carried out by the Observatori de la Ràdio a Catalunya, that asses the progress of broadcasting, and is the only regular and comprehensive study on the sector throughout the state. The writting process was also carried by the researchers Belen Monclus, Carles Llorens and Xavier Ribes, as well as Josep Maria Martí.

Celina Navarro defends her Doctoral thesis

The industry policies behind the presence of imported television content: a comparative study of Spain and the United Kingdom




The Doctoral Thesis, directed by Dr. Emili Prado, in the framework of the programm of Doctoral Studies in Communication Contents of the Digital Era, has been defensed in the Sala de Graus of the Facultat de Ciències de la Comunicació last April 12 at 11h.


Ignacio Bergillos wins the XXVIII Premis CAC a la investigació sobre comunicació audiovisual

The awards ceremony will take place on January 26 at the main building of the Institute of Catalan Studies


The Consell de l’Audiovisual de Catalunya (CAC) has awarded with the first prize of the XXVIII Premis CAC for the research in audiovisual communication, Doctor and GRISS researcher Ignacio Bergillos García for the thesis dissertation “Participación de la audiencia y televisión en la era digital. Propuesta de análisis y evolución de las invitaciones a la participación en la TDT y en otras plataformas”, supervised by professor and researcher Rosa Franquet.

The study examines the proposals of participation that the six main Spanish Channels promote through various communication platforms in the digital and convergent environment. Particularly, it examines how television operators try to stablish an interactive environment with a fragmented audience and the way they include their participation in the content of the programs.

Read the full text:
Participación de la audiencia y televisión en la era digital. Propuesta de análisis y evolución de las invitacions a la participación en la TDT y otras plataformas. 

GRISS organizes a session about Digital Methods

Monday 6 June from 11 to 13h at Sala de Graus of the Faculty of Communication UAB


GRISS organized on Monday June 6, an introductory session of social network analysing using the digital methods created by the Digital Methods Initiative.

The session was presented by the developer of most of the applications and tools exposed, Dr. Bernhard Rieder of University of Amsterdam, and completed with the presentation of case studies and successful applications in doctoral thesis of Ariadna Matamoros PhD student at Queensland Institute of Technology and Òscar Coromina (GRISS, Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona).




  • 10:00 – 11:30 Introductory Session: Analyzing Social Media with Digital Methods (Dr. Bernhard Rieder, University of Amsterdam)
  • 11:30 – 12:00 Coffe Break
  • 12:00 – 13:00 Presentation of Case Studies: Ariadna Matamoros (Queensland University of Technology) and Òscar Coromina (GRISS, Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona)


Round table about the Regulation of Catalan Audiovisual Communication in the new technological context

Wednesday, June 1 at 11 am at Roca Umbert Fàbrica de les Arts in Granollers


IMG_Mac2016 (1)The round table proposed in the context of MAC 2016 (Mercat Audiovisual de Catalunya) of Granollers, in which Rosa Franquet will participate, aims to reflection about the technological and cultural changes, the need to listen to all the voices in the catalan communication landscape and the opportunity to adapt the regulations to the new realities.

It will also have the participation of other professionals and communication experts such as Joan Manuel, Roger Loppacher and Jordi del Río.

The regulation 22/2005, of December 29 of the audiovisual communication mean a great effort of consensus and a improvement of the legal framework for Audiovisual in Catalonia. However, the technological and cultural changes of recent years, the final explosion of social networks and the interactive access to different media contents from multiple supports and devices, among other circumstances, have far exceeded the regulations of that time.

Entrance is free but prior confirmation is needed:
More information: Web MAC 2016