Pere Franch

Pere Franch
Universitat Ramon Llull | URL · Faculty of Communication and International Relations Blanquerna

PhD

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Introduction
Pere Franch is a Journalism and International Relations lecturer at the Faculty of Communication and International Relations Blanquerna at the Universitat Ramon Llull (Barcelona). His research interests are political discourse and US presidential rhetoric.
Additional affiliations
February 2016 - present
Universitat Ramon Llull ·Blanquerna Faculty of Communication and International Relations
Position
  • Managing Director
February 2013 - present
Fundacio Blanquerna
Position
  • International Relations Professor
September 2000 - present
Fundacio Blanquerna
Position
  • Journalism professor
Description
  • I teach radio journalism, international journalism and international relations

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Publications (23)
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This study focuses on the curation of newsletters specialized in Covid-19 news from the mass media of France, Germany, Spain, the United Kingdom, and the USA. The newsletters of 21 media outlets-15 traditional and six digital natives-were studied during the peaks of the pandemic in April and November 2020. The study follows an evaluative method of...
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What is the opinion held by the European press on the U.S. election campaign and the candidates running for president? What are the predominant issues that attract the attention of European print media? Does Europe detest Donald Trump? The objective of the present study is to analyze the perception European commentators had of the 2020 race for the...
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Se presenta el resultado de una investigación sobre cómo se usan las redes sociales en comunicación política; en concreto, acerca de cómo utilizan Twitter los políticos y los periodistas en España. Mediante el machine learning y con una herramienta creada ad hoc para llevar a cabo un seguimiento del rastro digital (Digital Trace Data) se han observ...
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This paper analyses the use of storytelling by United States presidents in their war speeches, from the Vietnam War to the War on Terror. The study proposes a dual concept of storytelling in political communication: first, the global story that lies behind the presidential rhetoric aimed at justifying war; and second, the use of a specific techniqu...
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This article examines President Donald Trump’s treatment on Twitter towards the US media during his first six months in office, from January 20 to July 20, 2017. Based on a content analysis of the tweets published in the account @realDonaldTrump, we study the mentions to the media and their tone, and the presence and use of keywords related to the...
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This paper provides a general review of Catalan periodical literature during the two-year period 2016-2017. The authors present figures and other data on the readership and circulation of daily and non-daily publications in both paper and digital formats. The period in question was characterized by three trends: the ongoing crisis in the printed ne...
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Se expone el uso que la JFK Library hace de las redes sociales para dar a conocer su actividad, se presenta la cuenta de Twitter @JFKsaid, creada en 2010 para conmemorar los 50 años de la llegada de J. F. Kennedy al poder y se estudia el uso de dicha cuenta para difundir los fondos documentales digitalizados del centro. El resultado pone en evidenc...
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Populism is a phenomenon that has been acquiring great relevance over recent years in the United States and Europe. Literature on the subject has identified the existence of a populist style that also affects political communication. The aim of this article is to analyze the structure of issues and the functions of messages circulated by a populist...
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In times of war, religion features prominently in U.S. presidential rhetoric. It may be used to strengthen courage and hope or to serve as a powerful tool for accepting sacrifices and losses. In this article we examine the speeches of five presidents given specifically in periods of war: Lyndon B. Johnson, Richard M. Nixon, George H. W. Bush, Georg...
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El presente trabajo analiza la opinión expresada en los artículos editoriales de ocho diarios españoles sobre la abdicación de Juan Carlos I y su relevo por Felipe VI. Los temas estudiados son el reinado de Juan Carlos I; la monarquía como institución; el proceso sucesorio; el nuevo rey, Felipe VI, así como, en este contexto, la incidencia del movi...
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In 2009, the JFK Library and Museum presented the Twitter account @JFKsaid with the aim to allow Internet users to track “the day-to-day campaign schedule of John F. Kennedy’s road to the White House”. It started its activity on January 2nd 2010, exactly 50 years after John F. Kennedy announced his bid for the White House. Since then, it has publis...
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Se presenta en este artículo una metodología para analizar la opinión de los diarios españoles sobre el rey Juan Carlos I, la monarquía como institución, el proceso sucesorio y el nuevo Rey, Felipe IV, así como la incidencia del movimiento soberanista en Cataluña. El relevo en la Corona en junio de 2014 suscitó gran interés y un intenso debate en l...
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El presente artículo estudia el contenido político de la cuenta de Twitter @JFKsaid, creada por la JFK Library con motivo del cincuenta aniversario de la presidencia de John Fitzgerald Kennedy. Se presenta un análisis de contenido cuantitativo de los temas tratados en los 3.253 tuits publicados cinco décadas después de su mandato. El trabajo analiz...
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On the occasion of the fiftieth anniversary of the accession of John Fitzgerald Kennedy to the US presidency, the JFK Library created a Twitter account (@JFKsaid) to remember and promote the knowledge of the daily activity of the president. One of the important political issues of JFK presidency was the struggle for civil rights of the African Amer...
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On the occasion of the fiftieth anniversary of the accession of John Fitzgerald Kennedy to the US presidency, the JFK Library created a Twitter account (@JFKsaid) to remember and promote the knowledge of the daily activity of the president. One of the important political events of those years was the struggle for civil rights of the African America...
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The Obamas and Mass Media. Race, Gender, Religion and Politics is a clearly written, honestly developed and straightforwardly composed text in which its authors explore the representations of people of color through history and assess how stereotypes and frames manifest themselves in modern day US mass media. (...) The book is also a highly worthwh...
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This article examines the state of Catalan news publications during the years 2012 and 2013. It reviews readership figures and the daily and periodic publications in the main news media, where it distinguishes between the general and specialist press, free news publications, and exclusively digital and local publications. The article also examines...
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L’1 de maig de 2003, a bord del portaavions Abraham Lincoln ancorat a San Diego i sota una pancarta on es llegia “Mission accomplished”, George W. Bush deia als soldats nord-americans que acabaven de tornar de l’Iraq: “en aquesta batalla hem lluitat per la llibertat i per la pau al món; gràcies a vosaltres, la nostra nació és més segura”. Aquest ll...
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A Persecución y arte de escribir Leo Strauss exposa la necessitat que el filòsof es doti d'un art d'escriure que el faci invulnerable a aquells que no estan disposats a acceptar els seus plantejaments. Strauss ens diu que en una situació de persecució, el filòsof ha de tenir recursos per expressar les seves idees encara que no siguin acceptades per...
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On the occasion of the fiftieth anniversary of the election, the mandate and the assassination of President John Fitzgerald Kennedy, the JFK Library managers created a Twitter account, @JFKsaid, to remember the daily activity of the President between 1961 and 1963. One of the important political events of those years was the struggle for civil righ...
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El presente trabajo estudia dos aspectos de la retórica del presidente norteamericano, Barack Obama, tras los atentados de Boston de abril de 2013: el contenido de sus discursos orales y el uso que hizo de su cuenta en la red social Twitter después de los atentados. La investigación, basada en el análisis de contenido textual de los discursos y de...
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After introducing journalistic documentation products in digital media such as Special reports and Topics, this paper reviews the literature about this issue and presents a case study of The New York Times Topics section. The method followed comprises the study of the site over several months during 2011, complemented with an interview with its cur...
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Plato maintains that the sophist practices the art of persuasion,an art which attempts, by use of rhetoric, only to convince the listener, without seeking either justice or virtue in the process. Nietzsche, on the other hand, says that the sophists are realists and blames Plato for shunning reality and taking refuge in morality and the ideal. Can w...

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