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Who Votes for Donald Trump?

October 28th, 2016 No Comments

New Yorker journalist William Finnegan offered some keys for understanding the Republican candidate’s success.

How can it be that one of the least prepared, most sexist, racist and xenophobic men on the planet is candidate to occupy the post with most responsibility and power in global politics? That’s the question many of us are asking ourselves after seeing or reading the umpteenth news report on the latest gaffes of Republican politician Donald Trump. It’s also the question that New Yorker journalist William Finnegan attempted to answer at the lecture he gave at the CCCB “Journalism and the Future of Democracy”.

Donald Trump is viewed by many analysts as a freak; a strange phenomenon in the politics of the United States. Instead of placing the focus on his grotesque and rude character, William Finnegan talked about the media and the political context that has helped Trump reach the gates of the White House. Whether he wins the elections or loses, this journalist considers that there are two main phenomena that have turned American politics upside down and that are keys to understanding Trump’s electoral rise:

- The power exercised by the entire network of right-wing media (radio, TV, websites) from the orbit of the Fox television network. Media that have broken away from the model where news must be based on facts and truths, substituting these with opinion and entertainment. At the heart of this tangled web is Donald Trump, television reality king and expert. Finnegan explained how many Americans are living in a news bubble and only listen, read, or see on their Facebook walls “news” items that coincide with their way of seeing and understanding the world.

- The loss of support and electoral bases that has been suffered by the Democratic Party both in the south and the north of the country. De-industrialisation has left many white American low and middle class workers unemployed, and the discourse of fear and anger against immigrants promoted by Trump fits in well with their mood. “They are looking for someone who will speak for them, a saviour,” says Finnegan. And Donald Trump is their man.


In this video (9 minutes) we have summarised the main interventions by William Finnegan from the lecture that he offered at the CCCB.

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The video of the entire lecture (1 h 30 min) is also available in the original version (English) or with simultaneous translation into Catalan. In this video, as well as the complete intervention by the American author, you can also hear the questions from the audience plus writer Albert Forns’ introduction of William Finnegan. In addition to being a journalist and a writer, Finnegan is a surfer, and he won the Pulitzer 2016 Prize for Best Biography or Autobiography for a book about surfing.

Guide for Following the I Data Journalism Conference Live Online

May 21st, 2013 No Comments

Image by Sophia Vanco

The CCCB is one of the centres that will be hosting, this Friday 24 May, the first Data Journalism and Open Data Conference to be held in Spain, organised by the Open Knowledge Foundation and set to run from 24to 26 May 2013, in Barcelona and Madrid.

The sessions that will take place from 9:30 a.m. to 9 p.m. on 24 May at the CCCB will be broadcast direct via videostreaming; and you can also follow the event via Twitter using the hashtag #jpd13.

Among the speakers at the Conference there will be international and national experts who enjoy major professional recognition, such as data journalist John Burn-Murdoch (The Guardian), who works on the prize-winning project Reading the Riots; computer programmer Manuel Aristarán (La Nación), who developed the independent project Despesa Pública Bahiense (Bahía Blanca Municipality Public Expenditure); investigative journalist Mar Cabra (IRE), data research manager in the investigation into tax havens Offshores and journalist Eduard Martin-Borregón (Data’n Press), promoter of twitterencatalà.org and @resultados20N.

You can follow the conference sessions from the CCCB website and add the streaming code to your website or blog.

The CCCB will also host, on Friday afternoon in Aula1, the BarCamp: a meeting where national and international examples of Data Journalism will be exhibited. TheBarCamp presentations cannot be followed via streaming, but you can find more information about them here. Furthermore, the sessions will continue in Barcelona on 25 and 26 May, with workshops and a hackathon at the Blanquerna Faculty of Communication.

#jpd13on Twitter

Over the days of the conference, the Twitter accounts @CCCBlab and @okfn_spain will be disseminating cases of data journalism and information related with the speakers. While the sessions are taking place, from these accounts we will provide information on timings and highlight the main contents and events for participants. To follow us and take part in the conversation with comments or questions for the speakers, you can use the hashtag #jpd13.

More information on data journalism:

-      When Data Tell Stories

-      Karma Peiró “This new  current may help the recovery of journalism as a profession”

-      Conference Website

(Català) Lucky Streak 1 – играть в онлайн казино на настоящие деньги

January 17th, 2013 3 Comments

«The last decade has been an intellectual fiasco», Panjak Mishra, writer

November 8th, 2011 1 Comment