Collective residencies / NEW JOURNALISM II / Olot
YERAY S. IBORRA
From Tuesday, 25 September 2018 to Sunday, 30 September 2018
Yeray S. Iborra (Besòs, 1990) is a journalist. Since 2009 has explained stories in Cafèambllet, Sentit Crític, ARA or MondoSonoro. He has been trained for it at Literary Journalism and Humanities Autonomous University of Barcelona’s degree. Since 2016 he has written about Barcelona in Catalunya Plural and eldiario.es, dedicating a large part of his time to follow the street sellers collective. He is preparing a book about them: Vida mantera, retrat circular de la venda ambulant. He is member of the literary journalism and social action collective SomAtents.
Rethink the contents and structures to create a meeting place useful for readers and professional for journalists, under the seal of quality journalism. SomAtents wants to embark on these debates in the new phase of the project that begins next year.
Walk towards a cooperative and community-based journalism
Audiences are just clicks (thousands, much better); content is not paid; information is only partially used and each piece of meat extracts the worst of each professional, forced by the journalistic companies to run, to smear contacts (people) and to elbow to those who pursue the same beast.
That is the current face of journalism.
Fortunately, it is not the only one: there are spaces where cooperation and sense of community return works as a modus operandi.
Faber has invited SomAtents again, a project in which I have been a membership during five years, to continue contributing to another way of doing and understanding journalism. Faber has matched us with colleagues of very different places to expose our points of view: similar conclusions but varied solutions. Many days where the imagination, from very different starting points, has served to widen the basis of what we understand by writing.
Faber has served us, has served me personally, to have space where the utmost concern has been what should be our utmost concern. And in a world of speed, fake news and information marketing, that is priceless. SomAtents has shared with others to continue exploring as a project and working to create a media that respects journalistic ethics and wants to weave community roots. Impact, but not in any way. Faber has allowed the group to go deeply in cooperation between professionals in an horizontal way: we do not want for others what we do not want for us.