José García Avilés 

José García Avilés
Universidad Elche

José A. García-Avilés is Associate Professor of Journalism and head of the Journalism Department at the Miguel Hernández University (Elche, Spain), where he lectures at the Master Program in Journalism Innovation ( He is Bachelor of Arts, (National University of Ireland), Graduate in Journalism and Ph. D. in Communication (University of Navarra). He was visiting scholar at the Media Studies Center based in Columbia University (New York).

Prof. Garcia-Avilés has carried out comparative research on quality in television news, newsroom integration and journalism innovation. He directs the Communication Research Group GICOV ( and he participates in the Infotendencias Research Group, specialized on Digital Journalism. He is also co-founder of InnovaMedia.Net, an international network of researchers on journalism innovation.

He has published over 100 research articles and papers about journalism. His books include: Trends in journalism innovation (2018) Communication in the Network Society (2015) Globalization and Pluralism. Reshaping Public TV in Europe (2010), The Convergence Challenge for Broadcast News (2006) and News Standards at ABC, CBS and NBC (1996).

He worked as a journalist for Telelex TV (Alicante), KCOP Channel 13 (Los Angeles) and Euroview (Pamplona). He was editor of Boletín Bit, a newsletter for TV News professionals and currently edits the Journalism Innovation Blog (in Spanish):