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Magdalena Saldaña

Santiago, Región Metropolitana de Santiago, Chile

Assistant professor, School of Communications, Pontificia Universidad Católica de Chile; Junior researcher, Millenium Institute for Foundational Research on Data


Magdalena Saldaña is an assistant professor in the School of Communications at Pontificia Universidad Católica de Chile, where she teaches social media, data journalism, and research methods. She is also a researcher at the Millennium Institute for Foundational Research on Data, where she works on interdisciplinary projects with computer scientists.

Scholarly beginnings

A research idea

Envisioning possible futures in the field of communication and media studies

Learn more about Prof. Saldaña’s journey

Selected readings

Saldaña, M., McGregor, S., & Johnson, T. (2021). Mind the gap! Attitudes and belief gaps toward climate change and Syrian refugees. International Journal of Public Opinion Research. Online first.

Saldaña, M. & Waisbord, S. (2021). Investigative journalism in Latin America Today. In Hugo de Burgh & Paul Lashmar (eds). Investigative Journalism, (pp. 230-242). New York: Routledge.

Saldaña, M. & Rosenberg, A. (2020). I Don’t Want You to Be My President! Incivility and Media Bias During the Presidential Election in Chile. Social Media + Society. Online first, DOI:10.1177/2056305120969891

Saldaña, M. (2019). Exposing the President: The political angle of a natural disaster in Chile. #ISOJ Journal, 9(1):49-68.

Saldaña, M. & Mourao, R.R. (2018). Reporting in Latin America: Issues and perspectives on investigative journalism in the region. International Journal of Press/Politics, 23(3):299–323.

Watch Prof. Saldaña present on “Haters gonna hate: Incivility and hate speech in user-generated comments” at the Center for Latinx Digital Media

Listen to Prof. Saldaña’s insights about her professional journey in El Café Latinx podcast