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The Spanish Media and Catalonia: a Story of Construction and Destruction

  • Antoni Bassas ,
  • Josef Joffe

This lecture is part of the "Iberian Studies Program Lecture Series"

Antoni Bassas (Barcelona, Catalonia, 1961) is a journalist, and graduated with his degree in journalism from the Autonomous University of Barcelona. Since June 2009, Bassas has been the chief correspondent of TV3, Television of Catalonia in the United States, based in Washington DC. This has allowed him to travel and cover major news in the US, from the Obama White House to the Oscars, from the BP oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico to Superstorm Sandy in New York, from Immigration Law in Arizona to the last take off of the space shuttle in Florida.  He has reported on political primaries, conventions and the presidential campaign, and interviews with people like Yo-Yo Ma, James Taylor, Amy Goodman, Madeleine Albright and Zbigniew Brzezinsky.

Between 1995 and 2008, Bassas was the anchor for the morning news on the Catalan public radio, achieving both outstanding levels of audience and influence in the public life of his country, and receiving  some of the most distinguished radio and TV awards.

Co-sponsored by the Division of Literatures, Cultures, and Languages, and the Stanford Humanities Center