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An illustrated journal of life in the Puget Sound region by Times artist Gabriel Campanario.

March 16, 2010 at 4:38 PM

Online journalism conference features artists as storytellers

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Huesca Cathedral
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Plaza de la Universidad
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While in Spain last week, I had the opportunity to talk about sketching in Seattle to more than 400 journalists gathered in Huesca for the XI Digital Journalism Conference, a one-of-a-kind event launched by local tech journalist Fernando García Mongay in 2000 to discuss the future of journalism in the digital era.
Huesca is a 50,000-population city about an hour away from top-notch ski resorts in the Pyrenees. They’re bidding to host the winter Olympic games in 2022 in partnership with the nearby cities of Jaca and Zaragoza.
Unfortunately, I only had a few hours to stroll around its peaceful streets before heading back to Barcelona to catch a plane to Seattle. I’ll have to come back for more sketches!
At the conference, I participated in a panel about illustrated journalism with fellow artists João Catarino and Enrique Flores. Broadcast journalist Sergio Fernández-Vizarra –shown in the sketch– interviewed me for Cadena SER and I also talked to journalist Rosa Jiménez Cano for the digital edition of El País — my serious look on the photo doesn’t reflect at all what a great time I had in Huesca.
I miss it already!
Extra!
More sketches from the conference.
All the photos from the conference.

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