From the illusion of Chile being a role model to the new forms of media emerging in the country, Chilean journalist and professor Sebastián Valenzuela describes the political landscape Chile is experiencing after the pandemic. This video column is part of Polivision’s series on Reimagining Latin America After the Pandemic.
Sebastián Valenzuela (PhD, School of Journalism, University of Texas at Austin) is Associate Professor and Director of Research in the School of Communications at the Catholic University of Chile, and Associate Researcher with the Millennium Institute for Foundational Research on Data (IMFD) in Chile, where he leads the mis/disinformation interdisciplinary research group. He is associate editor for the International Journal of Public Opinion Research, and sits on the editorial board of Digital Journalism, Journal of Communication, and the International Journal of Press/Politics, among others. He is an expert in political communication, journalism and social media, topics on which he has authored more than 70 peer-reviewed publications, including the third edition of Setting the Agenda: The News Media and Public Opinion (Polity Press, 2021). His research has been awarded by the International Communication Association (ICA), the Association for Education in Journalism and Mass Communication (AEJMC), and the World Association for Public Opinion Research (WAPOR). He has held visiting research positions at the universities of Wisconsin-Madison (School of Journalism & Mass Communication) and Amsterdam (ASCoR). Previously, he was a Fulbright scholar and a journalist in Santiago, Chile.
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