Thursday, October 28

The future of post-pandemic journalism from the hand of Arsenio and Ignacio Escolar

The pandemic came for everyone, also for the journalistic profession and the media. From Andalucía we have been “Thinking the future” with the collaboration of the Cajasol Foundation for a long time, and this fall we want to think about the future of post-pandemic journalism. What have the professionals learned? Has the media changed anything? Has the way of working changed? Is it easier or more difficult to access the information? Are we closer or further from the readers?

To answer this and many other questions, two generations of journalists will meet face to face: Arsenio Escolar and Ignacio Escolar. A conversation, moderated by Maria Iglesias, between the journalist, writer, philologist and founder of Archiletras magazine, Arsenio Escolar, former director of the newspaper 20 Minutos and president of the CLABE Open Club of Editors, and the director and founder of, Ignacio Escolar, former director of Public, political analyst at La Sexta and winner of the Recognition of Excellence from the Gabriel García Márquez Journalism Award, granted by the Foundation for New Ibero-American Journalism (FNPI).

The quote is this October 5 at the Cajasol Foundation in Seville, at 6:00 p.m.. To attend in person it is necessary sign up on this link to be able to control the capacity. You can also follow the talk by streaming through our channel Youtube, on Facebook and Twitter

Two generations, two trajectories

Arsenio Escolar has a broad professional curriculum, which highlights his time as founding director of Diario 16 de Burgos, founding editor-in-chief of the newspaper El Sol, founding deputy editor and later director of Claro newspaper, deputy editor of Cinco Días newspaper, deputy editor of El País newspaper and founder of the newspaper 20 Minutos, of which he was director for almost two decades. He is also the director and founder of Archiletras, a global and pan-Hispanic medium, printed and digital, around the Spanish language, which was born in 2018.

He participates as a collaborator in radio and television programs, in media such as Cadena SER, RNE, Telemadrid, TVE, La Sexta, Cuatro or Antena 3 and has been president since 2004 of the CLABE Open Editors Club (AEEPP).

As a writer, he is the author of the satires in verse ‘Arsenic without compassion’, co-author with Ignacio Escolar of the historical popularization essays’ The invented nation ‘and’ El justiciero cruel ‘, and co-author with Montse Román of’ La golondrina enamorada y otros tales of La Alcarria ‘.

He has obtained various journalistic and literary awards, including the Víctor de la Serna Award from the Madrid Press Association as Journalist of the Year, the José Manuel Porquet Award for Digital Journalism and the Communication Talent Award from the Complutense University. And he is currently director of institutional relations at

For his part, Ignacio Escolar is the director and founder of and a contributor to La Sexta, where he works as a political analyst on the programs ‘Al rojo vivo’, ‘Más vale noche’ and ‘La Sexta Noche’. He also collaborates as a political analyst in Cadena Ser. He was the founder and first director of the newspaper Público, from 2007 to 2009.

In 2015 he was awarded in Italy with the Ischia Prize for International Journalist of the Year, awarded by a jury made up of the main Italian press directors, and in 2018 he received the Recognition of Excellence from the Gabriel García Márquez Journalism Prize awarded in Colombia by the Governing Council of the Gabriel García Márquez Foundation for New Ibero-American Journalism (FNPI).

He is the author of several essays. In 2012 he compiled a large part of his journalistic work in ‘The crisis in one hundred notes’ and launched his first novel, ’31 nights’. In 2013 he published ‘El Rescate’ together with the economist Emilio Ontiveros. He is also the co-author of ‘Reaccion’, ‘Actúa’ and ‘Reaccionado’, three essays that he wrote with José Luis Sampedro, Baltasar Garzón, Federico Mayor Zaragoza, Javier Pérez de Albéniz or Rosa María Artal, among others. Before the pandemic, he published ‘El kidnapping of Justice’ together with magistrate Joaquim Bosch.