Arturo Larena is an environmental journalist and has been working for the EFE news agency for over twenty years. He won the National Environment Award in 2005. He took part in the seminar «Science and the Press», co-organized by Mètode in the UIMP, where he explained how EFE Verde, where he is the director, contributes to science communication. Larena’s platform for environmental journalism manages to «generate environmental content almost everywhere in the world», according to the journalist. And although they try to adapt to the age of new technologies adding multimedia content to the platform, in EFE Verde they are still «loyal to the values of the best traditional journalism».
Let’s talk about the role of news agencies in science communication. Can they influence the set up of news agenda, taking into account their role as news providers?
Laura Garsando. Journalist.
«It would be interesting to gather scientists in an office and ask them to recap in 45 minutes the research of a colleague»
«The work of EFE Verde have a lot to do with the fact that there is more environmental conscience in Spain today»