Assistant Professor, School of Communications, Pontificia Universidad Católica de Chile
Magdalena Saldaña is an assistant professor in the School of Communications at Pontificia Universidad Católica de Chile, where she teaches Journalism and Social Media, and Data Visualization in Journalism. Her research interests include digital media, political communication, public opinion, and Latin American studies.
She has published articles in several peer-reviewed journals as well as book chapters, and her work has been awarded by the Association for Education in Journalism and Mass Communication (AEJMC) and the Midwest Association for Public Opinion Research (MAPOR). Her current work observes how journalists in Latin America negotiate the tensions between journalistic values, political pressures, and media ownership.She holds a BA in Journalism and a MA in Social Research, both from the University of Concepción, Chile, and a PhD in Journalism from the University of Texas at Austin, USA.
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