Jordi Prades-Tena

Jordi Prades-Tena
University at Buffalo, The State University of New York | SUNY Buffalo · Department of Anthropology

Communication (PhD); Environmental Law (MSc); Journalism (BA)
Research on environmental communication to foster social acceptance of green hydrogen

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Additional affiliations
September 2015 - April 2020
Universitat Rovira i Virgili
Position
  • Lecturer
Description
  • Foundamentals of journalism, science journalism, communication (Faculty of Arts). Legal, social and communicative aspects of biotechnology (Faculty of Chemistry)
April 2014 - May 2015
Universitat Rovira i Virgili
Position
  • Communication team EYTO project
Description
  • Communication manager of the Spanish team of the EYTO (European Youth Tackling Obesity) project.
November 2010 - present
Universitat Rovira i Virgili
Position
  • "Food Risk Communication. Perceptions and communication of food risks/benefits across Europe: development of effectives communication strategies".
Education
November 2011 - October 2015
Universitat Rovira i Virgili
Field of study
  • Mediatization, environmental law and social conflict (water and energy)

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Publications (29)
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Roles and channels define professional identity in the web 2.0 environment and practices associated with topics and sources are constitutive of the roles and identities of traditional journalists. In our research, based on indepth interviews with 12 professional journalists, expert bloggers and hobby bloggers, we describe the difficulties faced by...
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Since communication defines conflict and intervenes in the discursive construction of sustainable development, it is more than just a mere tool in mediation processes aimed at resolving environmental intractable conflicts, but is itself a constitutive component of the conflict. Through communication, the discursive and organizational practices and...
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Sustainability capacity, always considered a challenge, is the ability to maintain effective long-term intervention in a community. The aim of the study was to improve the sustainability capacity of effective “Som la Pera,” a school-based, peer-led, social-marketing intervention that encourages healthy diet and physical activity, in low socioeconom...
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Background: Encouraging adolescents to adopt healthy lifestyles can be challenging. The aim of the "Som la Pera" study was to engage adolescents by applying new strategies to increase both their fruit and vegetable consumption and their physical activity (PA), while reducing their sedentary behavior (screen time per day). Methods: In disadvantaged...
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This paper introduces the results of applying a gameful approach based on six playful activities as a tool to improve the learning process in higher education. A total of 850 students from different courses of Universitat Rovira i Virgili (Spain) were involved in the study. The strategy was evaluated through a participant observation (active and pa...
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Background Adolescents who participate as peer leaders can benefit and acquire competencies from their peer leadership experience. Objectives To identify the competencies gained by adolescents who participated as peer leaders in a healthy lifestyle study and to determine whether the training characteristics were related to improvement in competenc...
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This paper introduces the results of applying a gameful approach based on six playful activities as a tool to improve the learning process in higher education. A total of 850 students from different courses of Universitat Rovira i Virgili (Spain) were involved in the study. The strategy was evaluated through a participant observation (active and pa...
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Roles and channels define professional identity in the web 2.0 environment and practices associated with topics and sources are constitutive of the roles and identities of traditional journalists. In our research, based on in- depth interviews with 12 professional journalists, expert bloggers and hobby bloggers, we describe the difficulties faced b...
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In the recent years, most academic literature of Game-Based Learning (GBL) has provided in-depth knowledge of the characteristics of games that foster participative learning and that increase the level of motivation of students. In addition, most of these studies have focused on videogames. Consequently, few academic research has centred in the pot...
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Dentro de las diferentes maneras de utilizar los juegos y sus características en la educación, el Aprendizaje Basado en Juegos es una de las más recurrentes, normalmente a través de los formatos físicos o digitales de lo que conocemos como serious games, juegos pensados y diseñados con objetivos didácticos, o de juegos comerciales no educativos. El...
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In the last decade, the emergence of innovative teaching methodologies such as Game-Based Learning , Flipped-Classrooms or Problem-Based Learning have meant an important change in the way students learn. All these turn the student into the core of its own education process and use participative and cooperative techniques that encourage 21 st centur...
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The project European Youth Tackling Obesity (EYTO) has trained teenagers in nutrition, health and communication in order to promote healthy life styles through social marketing campaigns created by and for the teenagers themselves. The project has developed two practical tools —a guide for professionals and recommendations for teenagers— useful to...
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This chapter analyzes European food safety agencies from an organizational communication perspective. The institutionalization of the European Food Safety Authority (EFSA), its relationship with national focal points and the use of social media are challenges and opportunities in the new environment farm to blog. It remains to be seen over time if...
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Communication processes are key in the construction of public discourse and relationships between conflictive issues and the actors involved in legal, policy, social and media logics. As for environmental disputes, language and metaphors are meaningful tools in order to identify and analyze the roles these actors are playing, according to Greimas’...
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Background: Encouraging adolescents to adopt healthy lifestyles can be challenging. The aim of the "Som la Pera" study was to engage adolescents by applying new strategies to increase both their fruit and vegetable consumption and their physical activity (PA) while reducing their sedentary behavior. Methods: In disadvantaged neighborhoods of Reu...
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Meanings of public participation in environmental conflicts surpass legislation and go beyond the normative. Participation as a communication process is not only a useful tool in environmental conflict-solving, but also a key component in order to define actors and meanings about scientific and technological risks. This article analyzes the conflic...
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Som la Pera is a public communication campaign for the prevention of obesity and the promotion of healthy lifestyles among teenagers, launched in May 2014 in Reus (Catalonia, Spain). The campaign is linked to the EU-funded project EYTO, and establishes consistent bridges between public relations and social marketing. This article argues that althou...
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The encouragement of healthy lifestyles for obesity prevention in young people is a public health priority. The European Youth Tackling Obesity (EYTO) project is a multicentric intervention project with participation from the United Kingdom, Portugal, the Czech Republic and Spain. The general aim of the EYTO project is to improve lifestyles, includ...
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El significado de la participación pública en el conflicto ambiental va más allá de su con-tenido normativo. La participación, entendida como proceso de comunicación, no es solo una herramienta de mediación en los conflictos ambientales, sino que también es consti-tutiva en la definición de los actores del conflicto y de los significados que estos...
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Jordi Prades-Tena es licenciado en ciencias de la información (UAB) y master en derecho ambiental (URV). Ha trabajado como periodista durante 16 años en varios medios (como La vanguardia, El punt, Cadena SER, Europa Press) y en gabinetes de comunicación institucionales (Generalitat de Catalunya) y de la empresa privada (Centro Tecnológico de Nutric...
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This is a theoretical approach about food conceived as a process of communication. Mediatization theory is used to explore long-term changes associated with the media environment. Before, outside, but also inside, the EU institutionalization of the food chain, sense-making regarding food is facing dilemmas of the self in the face of the pressures o...
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The mediatization of the food chain in networked times Autores: Jordi Farré i Coma, Jordi Prades Tena, Jan Gonzalo Localización: Catalan journal of communication & cultural studies, ISSN 1757-1898, Vol. 5, Nº. 2, 2013 , págs. 163-182

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BEYOND CLIMATE CHANGE INFORMATION: TURN FOR COMMUNICATING THE ANTHROPOCENE
The main goal of this special issue is to gather different approaches to the social construction of the Anthropocene both from a communicative focus and a broad point of view. We aim to collect both different social and technological-based perspectives, from humanities to engineering, about how facing one of the most challenging issues to achieve a sustainable and fair future for the Planet.

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INDECIS aims: i) to develop historical high quality, dense climate networks based on long-perspective time series of meteorological variables (precipitation, temperature, humidity, solar radiation, wind speed and evaporation) and ii) generate a set of sector oriented indices and climate services to better understand the effects of climate change and variability over societies and cope with their impacts.
Archived project
To analyze how public institutions, political organizations and the media use metaphors as discursive weapons in order to shape the public's perception of conflictive social issues. And to observe how are these metaphors assumed, shared and interpreted by citizens when they make their own opinions about these conflictive questions.