IE School of Communication -IE University- has organized the 51st meeting “Scientists and Professionals in Communication”, where Juan Llobell, deputy managing editor at Capital, will present in English a talk on “Will foreign correspondents survive in the 21st century?”.
Thursday, November 17th
Room: F-101, María de Molina, 2, Madrid
Hour: 18.30 – 20.00
The foreign correspondents have been with us for at least 300 years. But in recent years, the big western media do not stop closing foreign bureaus and hundreds of correspondents join the ranks of the unemployed. The economic crisis, the introduction of new technologies, citizen journalism and a growing lack of interest in international news explain why this traditionally prestigious position is an endangered species. It’s becoming extinct. Will it survive? Nobody knows. But it will never be the same. In the meantime everybody is making experiments with new projects in the field of international news.
Juan Llobell is deputy managing editor at Capital, a Spanish business magazine, since 2008. Previously, he held various positions at Expansión, the leading economic newspaper in Spain, where he has developed most of his career. Between 2005 and 2008 he was New York correspondent for Expansión and Actualidad Económica. He has covered numerous international events as a special correspondent: the annual meetings of the International Monetary Fund and the World Bank, the Davos forum in Switzerland, the World Trade Organization.