Presentation of the special issue on Communication and Food

Next Tuesday 3rd December,  9.30 am (Sala d’actes, Campus Catalunya, URV), we are presenting the Special issue of the Catalan Journal of Communication and Cultural Studies, entitled “Communication and Food for Health Benefits: Negotiating Meanings in Networked Times”. The issue is guest edited by Jordi Farré (Universitat Rovira i Virgili) and Julie Barnett (University of Bath).

Jordi Farré, who also leads the Spanish team of the EU project FoodRisc Benefit & Risk Communication, will offer a short description of the issue and will introduce a couple of video shorts explaining communication strategies in the social media. Then, Txàber Allué, teacher at URV and gastronomic blogger (El cocinero fiel), will offer a conference on social media and food communication. The presentation, including the conference, is open to all community.

The special issue is counting with contributions from specialized scholars based in universities and research centres including University of Antwerp, Freie Universität Berlin, University of Hertfordshire, Food Standards Agency Scotland, Aarhus University, Ghent University, Jagiellonian University, Centre Tecnològic de Nutrició i Salut, Institut Català de Recerca en Patrimoni Cultural and Universitat Rovira i Virgili. In this issue, we have included an innovative section gathering four texts under the title “Professional experiences”. These short contributions offer perspectives from researchers, journalists and food innovators with a special focus in on-line platforms.

This is the issue 5.2 and is completing the fifth volume of the Catalan Journal of Communication and Cultural Studies (322 pages), composed twenty different texts. It is the fourth special issue of the journal and is already on-line available.

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