Ramón Lobo awarded for using social networks in journalism’s benefit

Ramón Lobo, awarded by iRedes

Ramón Lobo, awarded by iRedes

Jara Bravo.- Ramon Lobo, journalist and writer, is victor of the individual category of iRedes awards, which will be celebrated during the IV Iberoamerican Social Network Congress, in “Palacio de Congresos Fórum Evolución” next March. The reporter, editor of El País’s International section for 10 years, had previously gained other distinctions, such as the Cirilo Rodriguez Journalism Award, and the “Club de la Prensa” honour.

Lobo, who has covered conflicts in Croatia, Serbia, Kosovo and Bosnia-Herzegovina, won the prize as a consequence of “his capacity of using networks to expand the ways of being a reporter and doing journalism, that technology has not been able to distort”. The editor considers that social networks are, at the same time, “journalism’s allies and enemies”, but extremely useful and effective to accomplish quality journalism.

iRedes awarded, too, Spanish’s National Police, and Jordi Pérez Colomé, for the analysis realized in his blog. In previous editions, the company has also granted prizes to internationally known figures and “organizations which use the Web as an informative tool”, like Cuban journalist Yoani Sanchez, Spanish reporter Mario Tascón or the Fundación del Español Urgente.

Source: Classes de periodismo

Translated by Clàudia Arqués

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