Spanish Science Culture and Innovation Units (UCC+i) in digital press: a case study1

Estudio de caso sobre las Unidades de Cultura Científica (UCC+i) españolas en la prensa digital

1 Funding. This study was funded by the Spanish Foundation for Science and Technology, belonging to the Ministry of Economy, Industry and Competitiveness-Spanish Government [Ref. FCT-15-10271] ‘Impact of UCC+i on the public visibility of Spanish Science: digital press and Twitter’.

doxa.comunicación | 26, pp. 169-189 | 169

January-June 2018

ISSN: 1696-019X / e-ISSN: 2386-3978

How to cite this article:

González-Pedraz, C., Pérez-Rodríguez, A. V., Campos-Domínguez, E. y Quintanilla Fisac, M. A. (2018). Spanish Science Culture and Innovation Units (UCC+i) in digital press: a case study. Doxa Comunicación, 26, 169-189.

Cristina González-Pedraz. She has a Masters Research (MRes) in Communication. She is researcher at 3CIN (Foundation for the study of Science, Science Culture and Innovation) and PhD student at the University of Valladolid (Spain), where she has also been an associate professor. She has participated in several competitive research projects on science communication and digital communication, which have resulted in communications conferences, articles and book chapters. She also has 10 years of professional experience as a science journalist.

3CIN Foundation/University of Valladolid, Spain

ORCID: 0000-0001-8962-9224

Ana Victoria Pérez-Rodríguez. She received her PhD in Social Studies of Science and Technology at Salamanca University, Spain, where she teaches Science Communication at Masters degree. She is the current manager of 3CIN (Foundation for the study of Science, Science Culture and Innovation) and the director of DiCYT, a digital science news agency. Her research areas include science communication, public engagement, science policy, bibliometry and open science from the Responsible, Research and Innovation perspective. With 15 years of experience in science journalism, she has also taken part in FECYT’s expert panel for the evaluation of science culture activities.

3CIN Foundation/University of Salamanca, Spain

ORCID: 0000-0003-3608-1765

Eva Campos-Domínguez. PhD at Complutense University of Madrid (receiver of the Extraordinary PhD student Award) and Professor of Journalism at University of Valladolid (Spain). Received of two doctoral thesis scholarships awarded by the Cortes Generales (2007 and 2008). Winner of the 2007 Young Communication Award of the Complutense Foundation of Madrid. She has participated in various publicly-funded research projects on Internet policy and is the author of several publications on cyber-de-mocracy, including: La ciberdemocracia en el Congreso de los Diputados (“Cyberdemocracy in the Congress of Deputies”) (2011) and Digital democracy deliberative (2012). Her research interests focus on political communication on the Internet, particularly on the open government and parliamentary communication.

Universidad of Valladolid, Spain

ORCID: 0000-0002-8970-7947

Miguel Ángel Quintanilla Fisac. He is professor of Logic and Philosophy of Science at the University of Salamanca (Spain), former Secretary of State for Universities and Research and current director of the 3CIN Foundation. He has published numerous books and articles on issues of logic, philosophy of science, epistemology, history of philosophy, moral philosophy and politics and philosophy of technology as well as scientific, technological and university policy.

University of Salamanca, Spain

ORCID: 0000-0002-8269-6851