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XXIV SEP International Congress (Journalist Spanish Society)

Post-Journalism. Between the real and virtual information

May 24th – 25th  2018

Congress Venue: Polo de Contenidos Digitales and Colección del Museo Ruso / Málaga.

Collaborators: Málaga Town Hall, Digital Contents Center of Málaga (Polo de Contenidos Digitales), Collection of the Russian Museum / Malaga, Interactivity and Design of Experiences Cathedra, University of Málaga, Manuel Alcántara Foundation.

The Spanish Society of Journalism (SEP) and the University of Malaga organize the XXIV SEP International Congress, which will be celebrate at the Digital Contents Center of Málaga (Polo de Contenidos Digitales) on May 24th and 25th, 2018.

The congress will feature conferences by Spanish and international specialists and with communications from researchers and journalists.

Title by ‘Post-Journalism. Between the real and virtual information’, the new edition of the congress will debate about the Journalism of the 21st Century, in a context where the permanent and the changing coexist, the analogical and the digital, the real and the virtual, the true and the false. The academic and professional debate aims to rediscover the essence of journalism and the new challenges faced by the media and journalistic practice in the digital era.

The celebration of the congress in Polo de Contenidos Digitales swill allow to know the production process of the digital contents, the virtual reality, the augmented reality, the artificial intelligence, the 3D printing or the videogames, as well as the opportunities that all of them offer to journalism and communication companies. The participants in the congress be able to exchange experiences and reflections with the companies and digital content developers installed in the international congress.

The congress will accept the presentation of communications in any of the following thematic areas:

Evolution of the journalistic profession and its role in the new digital ecosystem.

Innovation in teaching and research on Journalism.

Content production, new narratives and formats.

Specialized journalism and adaptation to the new media environment.

Consumers versus ‘prosumers’.

New business models in the media sector.

In this way, the Spanish Journalism Society brings together teachers, researchers, journalists and students for twenty-four consecutive years to reflect on the past, present and future of journalism, an objective with which he was born in 1989.

Organizing Committee

President: María Ángeles Cabrera González.

Coordinator of the Academic Committee: Francisco Javier Paniagua Rojano.

Technical Secretariat: Álvaro García Gómez.

Communication Area: Gema Lobillo y Paula Alcalá-Galiano Pareja.

Scientific Committee

Fernando López Pan (UNAV), Josep María Casasús (UPF), Salomé Berrocal (UVA), José Alberto García Avilés, Mª Ángeles Cabrera (UMA), Xosé López (USC), Alejandro Rost (UNC, Argentina), Pablo J. Boczkowski, (Northwestern U., USA), Klaus Meier (Catholic U. Eichstaett-Ingolstadt, Germany), Andreu Casero (UJI), Maria Teresa Sandoval (UC3M), José María Legorburu (CEU), Pilar Martínez-Costa (UNAV), Guillermo Lopez (UV), Rosental Alves (U. of Texas at Austin, USA), Dan Hallin (UC San Diego, USA), Pere Masip (URL) Jane B. Singer (City U. of London, UK) Virginia Luzón (UAB), Iván Lacasa Mas (UIC), Judy B. Oskam (Texas State University), Marga Cabrera (Universitat Politècnica), Ainhara Larrondo (UPV), Iván Lacasa Mas.

Academic Committee

Dr. Francisco Javier Paniagua Rojano.

Dr. Alvaro García Gómez

Dr. María Victoria Mas

Dr. Juan Francisco Gutiérrez Lozano

Dr. Silvia Olmedo

Dr. Agustín Rivera

Dr. Laura López

Dr. Teodoro León Gross

Dr. Gema Lobillo Mora

Dr. Antonio Méndez

Dra. Nereida Cea Esteruelas

Dr. Bernardo Gómez Calderón

Dr. Francisco Martín

Dra. Marisol Gómez

December 1st – April 1st: registration period.

December 1st  – March 31st : payment of reduced registration fee.

March 31st : start of normal fee payment.

April 1st : closing of the registration period.

Thursday, May 24th

9.00 – 9.30 am. Reception of assistants and delivery of credentials.

9.30 – 9.45 am. Opening ceremony. Speaker: Fernando López Pan, President of the SEP.

9.45 – 11.15 am. Inaugural Conference.

11.15 – 11.45 am. Coffee break.

11.45 – 14.00 am. First session of communications.

14.00 – 16.00 pm. Lunch.

16.00 – 17.00 pm. Meeting of the General Members’ Meeting of the Spanish Society of Journalism (SEP) / Guided-tour for non-members of the SEP to the Collection of the Russian Museum (30 people).

17.00 – 18.15 p.m. Conference and discussion round.

18.15 – 18.30 pm. Coffee break.

18.30 – 20.00 pm. Second session of communications.

20.00 pm. Virtual Reality Showroom in the Digital Contents Polo.

22.00 pm. Dinner (previous registration, before April 31st ).

Friday, May 25

10.00 – 12.00 am. Third session of communications.

12.00 – 12.25 a.m. Coffee break.

12.30 – 13.40 pm. Closing conference.

13.40 – 14.00 pm. Closing of the Congress.

On Friday afternoon from 16:00 pm to 18:00 pm participants in the Congress will be able to sign up for workshops and activities on new information production forms at the Digital Content Hub, such as: Streaming events, 3D printing, design of apps, new narratives and others activities.

Presentation of proposals

The abstracts must be submitted before January 31st, 2018 to: comunicaciones@sep2018uma.es. The authors will receive an email with the acceptance of their proposal. Each of them will be evaluated by the Scientific Committee, which will notify the authors of its acceptance or rejection between January 31st and February 26th, 2018.

Once the proposal is accepted, the authors must send their full texts before April 1st, 2018. Communications must be submitted according to the template provided in the same email and sent to the following address, as an attachment: communications @ sep2018uma.es

If the document includes some photos or grafics, these should be attached in the document itself in Word format where applicable, and also separately, in a compressed folder, in JPG format and in adequate quality for later reproduction.

The maximum length, including bibliographic references, will be 7,000 words. The references will all be incorporated at the end of the text and the APA style will be used. They will not be used, except very exceptionally, footnotes or at the end of the document.

To obtain certification of participation in the Congress, you must physically attend, and personally defend the communication sent. Each person who signs the communication must register in the congress.

Publication of texts

Once received the communications presented in time and form, and evaluated favorably, the scientific committee will propose them for one of these three options:

  1. The author (s) will be proposed to send their work, adapted to the specific criteria, to be considered for publication in one of these three scientific journals associated with this edition of the congress: Textual and Visual Media and Miguel Hernández Communication Journal and Communication Recerca i d’Anàlisi Magazine (*).
  2. It will be proposed to the author (s) that their communication forms part of a book with ISBN in which a selection of works will be published.
  3. The rest of the communications will be published in a digital record book with ISBN, provided that the authors do not indicate otherwise.

(*) The communications selected in this option will not be included in the congress minutes book or in the book of selected works, with the aim of seeking the exclusive of these investigations.

December 1st  – January 31st : Registration and submission of communications proposals (summaries).

January 31st -February 26th: Communication of acceptance of proposals.

February 26th – April 1st : Sending complete communications.

April 1st : Closing of the registration period.

April 30th : Publication of the full program of the Congress.

Bank account number


Key dates of registration:

December 1st: The registration period opens until April 1st.

December 1st  – January 31st : reduced registration fee.

January 1st:

April 1st : closing of the registration period.

Venues of the Congress

Polo de Contenidos Digitales and Russian Museum Colection / Málaga

Avda. De Sor Teresa Prat, 15, 29003, Málaga

The headquarters of the XXIV SEP International Congress is located in the complex of the old Tabacalera Factory in Málaga, located in the western area of ​​the city, ten minutes by car from Málaga airport, the city center and the station of trains and buses.

Antonio Banderas Promenade and Misericordia Beach are close to Congress Venue.

The complex of La Tabacalera occupies approximately 2,300 meters. During the 1920s it was a major tobacco factory that now houses the Automobile Museum of Malaga, the Hispano-Japanese Electricity Information and Control Center, the Russian Museum Collection, the Digital Contents Pole and ESESA (Business School).

How to arrive to Málaga

Link to Google Map: https://www.google.es/maps/place/Polo+Contenidos+Digitales+Málaga/@36.6990533,-4.4402074,18z/data=!4m12!1m6!3m5!1s0xd72f77fe30405e5:0xb44f7091e40acc9e!2sPolo+Contenidos+Digitales+Málaga!8m2!3d36.6989071!4d-4.4391211!3m4!1s0xd72f77fe30405e5:0xb44f7091e40acc9e!8m2!3d36.6989071!4d-4.4391211?dcr=0

Getting to the Costa del Sol is very easy thanks to its solid infrastructure of means of transport. The province of Malaga is connected to the rest of Spain and the rest of the countries by air, land and sea. You only have to choose the path that best suits your needs and preferences.

By air: An international airport

Málaga-Costa del Sol Airport is one of the airports with the highest volume of passenger transport in the country and in Spain. Cities such as London, Paris, Berlin, Rome, New York or Moscow have a direct link to Malaga Airport, which is also the main airport and entry point for Andalusia.

By train and road

The train network of the Costa del Sol allows connection by train with other cities in Andalusia and Spain. From Málaga, the nerve center is the Málaga – María Zambrano Train Station (ADIF), which connects the Costa del Sol with Madrid to high speed in 2 and a half hours, Barcelona, ​​Seville, Cordoba and Valencia among others.

The road network of the Costa del Sol, like the railway network, connects with other cities in Andalusia and Spain through highways and motorways. The main highlights are the A-7 and the A-45, very well equipped for the transit of vehicles. Getting there by bus is also very easy, since the Malaga Bus Station connects practically with all the points of Spain and all the municipalities of the province.


The Port of Malaga, the second cruise port in Spain and home to the most important shipping companies in the world, gives access by sea to those who dock or stop in Málaga. The capital of the Costa del Sol is the destination of luxury cruise ships that make their trips through the Mediterranean.

The Port of Málaga connects directly with North Africa, with daily ferries to Melilla.

How to get to the Congress venue

By bus

From the historic center you can take lines 16, 15 and 3 and get off at La Parada: Avenida La Paloma.

From the airport, you can take line 19 and get off at La Parada: Avenida La Paloma.

Approximate time 20 minutes

By car

Free Parking.

Approximate time: from the center of the city between 7 and 10 minutes; from the airport 10-15 minutes; from the train and bus station 5 minutes.


From the historic center the walk takes approximately 45 minutes in one direction, and covers about 3.5 kilometers.

From Plaza de la Marina, walk along Avenida Manuel Agustín Heredia, which later becomes Paseo Marítimo Antonio Machado. Finally you will reach a roundabout. Go straight, the name of the street changes back to Pacifico St. Continue straight until you finally turn right where you will reach the Sor Teresa Prat Avenue. From here, you will see the building.

The participants of the XXIV SEP International Congress will have a discount in the hotels indicated below.

Hotel Vincci


AC Málaga

Hotel Molina Larios

Hotel Los Naranjos

Hotel Don Curro

Hotel Las Vegas

The participants in the Congress of the SEP will have special discounts in RENFE, and leisure plans in the Costa del Sol during the weekend after the congress.

For questions related to the management of the congress write to: info@sep2018uma.es

For questions about the management of communications contact: comunicaciones@sep2018uma.es