La mirada lúcida
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Using Albert Camus’s reflections on how to be a journalist as a starting point, Lladró offers a theory based on the four cardinal points: lucidity, disobedience, irony and obstinacy. He addresses the big challenges of contemporary journalism, among them, the battle against fake news and the propaganda that tries to colonize it, the threat of misinformation in social media, the conscientious management of filters, the search for certainties against fictions, the daily fight against the danger of bureaucracy, the use of irony as a way to take the necessary distance…, His goal is to “build a journalism that is able to transform information into experience”, because the real challenge is to create a text that elicits something in us after we read it, one that manages to make us uncomfortable or shake us up.
ALBERT LLADÓ (Barcelona, 1980) has a degree in Philosophy from the University of Barcelona, a postgraduate degree in Journalism (Open University of Barcelona) and a master’s degree in Comparative Studies in Literature, Art and Thought at the Pompeu Fabra University. He also studied Drama at the Obrador (Sala Beckett) and in the Panorama Sur International Seminar (Buenos Aires). Founder of the newspaper Diari Maresme and of the magazine Sísifo, and editor of Secundèria and L’Hiperbòlic (AJC Prize) for three years, he has been coordinator of the cultural section of the digital newspaper LaVanguardia.com and has written for publications including Benzina, Qué Leer, Quimera, Revista Ñ and El Ciervo. He has published the short story collections Podemos estar contentos and Cronopios propios, the essay Encuentros fortuitos, the collection of interviews Paraules, the book of aphorisms La realidad es otra and the novel La puerta. He is presently editor of Revista de Letras, as well as writing for the Cultura/s supplement of La Vanguardia. His most recently published books are La Fábrica and Los singularesindividuos(La isla de Siltolá, 2016), and his first play La mancha was staged at the National Theatre of Catalonia. He is head of the School ofCultural Journalism and a lecturer in the in the Latin American Faculty of Social Sciences.