Project Showcase Release: April 7, 11:30am PT; 8:30pm CET
In her video statement, Olaya Argüeso Pérez, journalist and editor-in-chief at CORRECTIV, talks about how authoritarian rulers and parties worldwide hurt the quality and legitimacy of traditional media. At the same time, social media and messaging apps have become the main platform through which citizens receive news without any context or transparency. The credibility of the source or the author often remain unknown and fake news and reputable media are judged by the same standards. For Pérez, consuming news responsibly can take time and effort. Educating the audience is key in reconstituting trust in quality journalism.
Olaya Argüeso Pérez is currently the Editor-in-Chief at the German non-profit investigative newsroom CORRECTIV. With CORRECTIV She was on the team that exposed the CumEx Files scandal and with Grand Theft Europe, she worked on another tax fraud scandal that focused on VAT carousel schemes. Before joining CORRECTIV, Argüeso reported for more than a decade on business and finance topics for the largest Spanish radio network, Cadena Ser. Her work has been published at El País, El Confidencial or Agencia EFE, among other media. Argüeso is also data and investigative journalism trainer for newsrooms and academic institutions and coordinated a Masters Program at Universidad Rey Juan Carlos (URJC) and Unidad Editorial.