Marcel Mauri i de los Ríos (Badalona, 1977) holds a Ph.D. in Social Communication from Pompeu Fabra University, since 2010. Historian, journalist and professor of History of Journalism and Journalistic Ethics in the Department of Communication at the UPF. He also acts as Ethics and Information Law consultant at the Open University of Catalonia (UOC, for its initials in Catalan). He has published articles and books on History of Journalism and Journalistic Ethics, the main research lines he is devoted to. In 2007, he conducted a pre-doctoral stay at Université Paris-Sorbonne. In 2010 he performed postdoctoral research at Columbia University (New York). In 2012, he won the Joan Givanel i Mas Award in Social Communication, from the Institute for Catalan Studies (IEC).