Lidia Valera Ordaz
Department of Language Theory and Communication Sciences
Lidia Valera Ordaz holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Journalism (High Honours) from the University of Valencia (2009), and a Master’s Degree in Interculturality and Communication Policies in the Information Society (High Honours) also from the University of Valencia (2010). She is a doctoral student at the Department of Language Theory and Communication Sciences of the University of Valencia (Spain) since 2010.
Her Doctoral thesis examines the flow of partisan agendas and frames in Spain’s 2011 election campaign in old and new media. At the same time, she studies Political Science at the National University of Distance Education (UNED, Spain).
She has taught Public Opinion and Communication Theories in the Bachelor’s and postgraduate programmes in Journalism of the University of Valencia. Since 2011, she participates in the R&D project titled Cibercampaña, Ciberperiodismo y Ciberparticipación del electorado (“Cyber-campaign, Cyber-journalism, and the Cyber-participation of the electorate”), directed by Víctor Sampedro.
Her main lines of research focus on political communication, election campaigns, the use of Internet by politicians and citizens, and people’s deliberation in the digital public space. She is the author and co-author of articles published in Ambitos, Zer and Text and Visual Media.