Manuel F. Rodríguez Fernández


Category: Journalist and writer
Birth Date: In 1958
Birth Place: Santalla de Arxemil (Sarria)
Telephone: 981801665
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 Curriculum

He took a degree in Information Sciences (Complutense University - Madrid). He also studied Law and took his doctor’s degree in Information Sciences at the University of Santiago de Compostela.
He worked at several media during the period 1982-1992: Radio Cadena Española (Madrid), El Progreso de Lugo, Antena 3 - Radio de Galicia, La Voz de Galicia, Diario 16 and COPE Santiago (head of the news programme).
Since March 1992 he has worked as an expert on culture at the S.A. de Xestión do Plan Xacobeo - Xunta de Galicia, where he coordinated many publications and collaborated in different exhibitions and marketing programmes to promote the Way to Santiago.
He has been working as an associate Professor of Audiovisual Communication in the Faculty of Communication Sciences in Santiago de Compostela since 2003 and is a member of several university research groups.
He directed “I Xornadas sobre o presente e o futuro da Radio en Galicia”, a conference organised by the Galician Information Institute and the Institute of Communication Studies, Santiago de Compostela, October 1991.
He is the commissioner for the exhibition “Galicia pola radio. Dos anos trinta á actualidade”, Santiago de Compostela (February 2009).
He writes articles for specialized magazines and gives speeches and lectures about the Way to Santiago and the radio in Galicia.

 Work & Activities

Books:
Individual:
-“Manuel García Barros. O home, o xornalista, o mestre, o escritor”. Xunta de Galicia, Santiago de Compostela, 1996.
-“Os Anos Santos Composteláns do século XX. Unha mirada desde os xornais santiagueses”. Asociación de Xornalistas e Estudosos do Camiño de Santiago (APECSA), Santiago de Compostela, 2001.
-“Noticias de Galicia na radio de fin de século”. Edicións Lea, Santiago de Compostela, 2003.
-“Los Años Santos Compostelanos del siglo XX. Crónica de un renacimiento”. Xunta de Galicia, Santiago de Compostela, 2005.
-“Comarca de Verín, extremo sur”. Fundación Comarcal de Verín, Santiago de Compostela, 2008.

In collaboration with other authors:
-‘A ruta de Arousa. A irresistible chamada do mar’, in “O Camiño dos medios”. APECSA, Santiago de Compostela, 1996.
-‘Santiago de Compostela’, in “Testemuños xacobeos”, Xunta de Galicia, 1998.
-‘A prensa, a radio e a televisión da Galicia autonómica’, in “Galicia, 1981-2001”. Xunta de Galicia, Santiago de Compostela, 2001.
-‘A información de Galicia na radio en Galicia’, in “Galicia-Finlandia: modos de pensar. A cultura, o mundo, a comunicación”, Consello da Cultura Galega, Santiago de Compostela, 2002.
-“Os Camiños de Santiago en Galicia”, in collaboration with Francisco Singul. Xunta de Galicia, Santiago de Compostela, 2004.
-‘El cierre en la prensa: armonía y actualidad. A derradeira lección dun mestre’, in “En peregrinación ás estrelas. A carón de Andrés Tarrío Barreiro”, Apecsa, Santiago de Compostela, 2008.
-He is preparing “Galicia pola radio. Dos anos trinta á actualidade”, a book and catalogue about the exhibition of the same name. Santiago de Compostela, February 2009.