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Josep Zárate, star of the tenth session of the UAB Planet Cycle

Joseph Zárate, journalist and editor, took part in the tenth session of the Planeta UAB lecture series, an initiative of the Gabinete de Comunicación y Educación aimed at UAB master’s degree students.

This cycle of conferences is part of the project “Planet UAB: The journey to the other – equals in differences” organised by the Gabinete de Comunicación y Educación during the academic year 2020-2021, with the support of the Fons de Solidaritat of the Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona, which organised a series of activities and awareness-raising actions based on the concept of the UAB campus as a “planet” and which dealt with major issues such as the culture of peace, sustainability, the environment and interculturality, among others.

Students from the Master’s in Travel Journalism, the Master’s in Environmental Communication and the Master’s in Communication and Education took part in this tenth session with Joseph Zárate, entitled ‘Writing about others, writing about oneself’. The journalist shared lessons, advice and reflections on the different moments in writing journalistic chronicles, such as the idea, the work of reporting and the writing itself. He also debated with the students about the narrative process and its different elements.

Joseph Zárate is a journalist and editor. He was deputy editor of the magazines Etiqueta Negra and Etiqueta Verde. He received the 2016 Ortega y Gasset Award for Best Story or Investigative Journalism. He has published articles and profiles for magazines and media such as The New York Times en Español, Ballena Blanca (Spain), Mundo Dinners (Ecuador), Buensalvaje (Colombia), Internazionale (Italy), and journalism portals such as Ojo Público, Convoca, Gkillcity (Ecuador), Pointzine (Chile), International Boulevard and Univision (United States).