Emilio Fernández Peña

Team Direction 3 years ago

CEO-UAB Director.

He is Professor Titular of Audiovisual Communication and PhD with Outstanding Award from the University of the Basque Country (2001). He has led the first research project on Social Networks and the Olympics, a work which was Commissioned by the International Olympic  Committee (IOC) and he has been consultant in charge of the concept and design of the permanent exhibitions on Media and the Olympics and the Television Production of the Olympic Games of the new Olympic Museum 2020. He is the head of the Module on Media and Commecialisation of the Master of Arts on Olympic Studies. Dr. Fernández is author or editor of more than 35 academic publications on media and the Olympics, Sport and Tv Rights, among other issues. He has been invited lecturer in Universities of USA, China, Qatar, Brazil, Greece, Italy or Russia.

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Education

Llicenciatura en Ciències de la Informació (Universidad del País Vasco, 1994)
Master Degree in Audiovisual Communication (Universidad del País Vasco, 1996)
Doctor  en Ciències de la Informació amb Premi Extraordinari (Universidad del País Vasco, 2001)

Research lines

Sport and Media in General
Social Networks and global Sport
Television Rights and the Olympic Games
Olympic Ceremonies Olympics Analysis

Selected publications

FERNÁNDEZ PEÑA, Emilio; Natividad Ramajo Hernández y María Arauz (2014). “Social Media in Olympic Games: Actors Management and Participation” (Book Chapter) Sport and New Media. Routedge. London.

FERNÁNDEZ PEÑA, Emilio (2012).”Los Juegos Olímpicos en las redes sociales: derechos audiovisuales, condicionantes y potencialidades del uso del audiovisual en Facebook”, A Leon Bienvenido (ed.). La televisión ante el desafío de Internet. Salamanca: Comunicación Social Ediciones y Publicaciones, pp. 223-231. [capítol]

FERNÁNDEZ PEÑA, Emilio; Mari ARAUZ; Angelica SHA; Sandro GARCIA (2011): Social networking and the Olympic Movement: Social Media Analysis, Opportunities and Trends. Bellaterra (Barcelona): Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona, Centre d’Estudis Olímpics. Final research report submitted to the International Olympic Committee.

FERNÁNDEZ PEÑA, Emilio; Miquel de MORAGAS; Ibone LALLANA; Anna REZENDE (2010): Beijing 2008 Olympic Games: Spanish Media Construction. Bellaterra (Barcelona): Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona, Centre d’Estudis Olímpics. Final report of the international research project leaded by the Asian Media Research Centre at the Communication University of China.

FERNÁNDEZ PEÑA, Emilio; Ibone Lallana del Rio (2011): “Television and the Olympic Games. Symbiosis, globality and the construction of meaning” in Emilio Fernández Peña [et al.]: An Olympic Mosaic: Multidisciplinary Research and Dissemination of Olympic Studies. CEO-UAB: 20 Years. Barcelona : Centre d’Estudis Olímpics, Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona; Ajuntament de Barcelona, pp. 133-142. (also in Spanish and Catalan)

FERNÁNDEZ PEÑA, Emilio (2011): “New Media and the Olympic Games: The Olympic Movement and the Social Web in the Dissemination of Messages” in Emilio Fernández Peña [et al.]: An Olympic Mosaic: Multidisciplinary Research and Dissemination of Olympic Studies. CEO-UAB: 20 Years. Barcelona : Centre d’Estudis Olímpics, Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona; Ajuntament de Barcelona, pp. 143-152. (also in Spanish and Catalan)

FERNÁNDEZ PEÑA, Emilio; Miquel de Moragas, “Spain: Media Focus on the Geopolitical Issues of a Major Sporting Event”, The International Journal of the History of Sport, Vol. 27, Nos. 9–10, June–July 2010, 1500–1512 [Article] [Online]

FERNÁNDEZ PEÑA, Emilio; Miquel de Moragas; Ibonne Lallana; Anna Rezende, “Spain: the power of a mega event which eclipses criticism”, The International Journal of the History of Sport, Vol. 27, Nos. 9–10, June–July 2010, 1637–1677 [Article] [Online]

FERNÁNDEZ PEÑA, Emilio (2009): “Olympic Summer Games and Broadcast Rights. Evolution and Challenges in the New Media Environment”, Revista Latina de Comunicación Social, 64, p. 1.000- 1.010. [Article] [Online]