From the organization of the XXVI International Congress of the SEP and from the Board of Directors of the Spanish Society of Journalism we inform you that, in view of the measures derived from the pandemic situation caused by the COVID-19, we have decided to hold the Congress in virtual mode.
It will take place on September 18th and 19th., 2020.
A decision that makes us sad, it will be the first time that our Congress will be held virtually, but the current circumstances force us to do so.
On the one hand, there is the difficulty of offering a capacity for the more than 200 registered people while maintaining the necessary social distance in the rooms that had been reserved and, on the other hand, the impossibility of knowing which means of transport will be available on that date, as well as not knowing what possibilities will there be for hotel accommodation, since these issues will depend on the evolution of the pandemic, as well as on the de-escalation measures that the Government will adopt.
The change of the format of the Congress to the virtual modality implies a different participation by all those who take part in it, either as speakers or lecturers. Instructions for participation will be sent by mail to each speaker/presenter who has already registered in the first stage. We would like to inform you that the accepted papers will be kept and will be displayed in a new web section that you can access from the top menu of our website.
Extension of deadlines for the SEP2020 Congress
Taking into account the new situation, a new period of call for papers has been opened to send abstracts until June 1st (the acceptance period will be communicated on June 10th). The reduced registration period has also been extended to June 15, 2020.
In addition, a new thematic area has been added linked to the presentation of investigations related to the journalistic coverage of COVID-19. The final text must be submitted by September 1st.