Esteban López-Escobar

Esteban López-Escobar

University of Navarra

Esteban López-Escobar Fernández is Professor of Communications at the University of Navarra.

He was elected President of World Association for Public Opinion Research 2005-2006.  He is Fellow of the Joan Shorenstein Center for the Press, Politics and Public Policy (John F. Kennedy School of Government, Harvard University), the Washington Program in Communications Policy Studies (Annenberg School of Communications), and the Fulbright Foundation. He has served on the Boards of the International Institute of Communications (London), the Strategy Board of the European Institute for the Media (Manchester y Düsserldorf), and the European Communications Council (Berlin), and collaborated with the Consejo de Europa and the International Federation of Newspaper Editors.

Professor López-Escobar is co-author and co-editor of sixteen books (Análisis del ‘nuevo orden' internacional de la Información, La televisión por cable en América y Europa, La responsabilidad pública del periodista, Das Wirtschaftrecht der Internationalen Telekommunikation in Spanien, Television and the public interest, E-conomics: strategies for the digital marketplace, Comunicación y Democracia, ¿Qué pensamos en Navarra sobre los Políticos?, etc.),  and dozens of articles published in the Journal of Communication, the International Journal of Public Opinion Research, the Journalism and Mass Communication Quarterly,  the European Journal of Comunication, Comunicación y Sociedad, the Revista Española de Investigaciones Sociológicas, Doxa, Sphera Publica, etc.

He has participated in thirty research projects – as Lead Researcher in fifteen of them – related to, among other things, the theory of agenda setting, the spiral of silence, the public images of political leaders and candidates, and the social perception of journalists and politicians. 

He is a founding member of the magazine Gaceta Universitaria. He was Director of Nuestro Tiempo (1974-1979) and has published in many newspapers (El Mundo, ABC, El Periódico de Catalunya, Diario de Navarra, Diario de Noticias, etc.).

Read the abstract of the paper Professor López-Escobar and Professor Francisco Pérez Latre presented for STI's What Society Needs from Media in the Age of Digital Communication meeting.