Miguel Vicente Mariño (Ourense, 1980) holds a BA in Journalism (2002) from the University of Santiago de Compostela, in addition to BA in Sociology (2006) and a PhD in Audiovisual Communication and Advertising (2009) from the Autonomous University of Barcelona. His doctoral thesis, entitled La cobertura televisiva de la crisis del Prestige: agendas, encuadres y discursos en los noticiarios españoles (Television Coverage of the Prestige crisis: Agendas, Frames and Discourses in Spanish News Programs) received the Award for the Best Thesis on Journalism from Spain’s Congress of the Deputies for the year 2011. In August of 2012, he became Associate Professor at the Segovia Campus of the University of Valladolid, where he has headed the Department of Sociology and Social Work since 2015 and had coordinated the Recognized Research Group in Applied Social Sciences since 2013. He has been a member of the Executive Committee of the European Communication Research and Education Association (ECREA). Along with Peter Lunt and Asta Zelenkauskaite, he has led the Audience Research Division of the International Association for Media and Communication Research (IAMCR) since July of 2013. Since 2006, he has participated in four research projects financed by the European Union and nine projects financed with competitive national funds. He is a member of the editorial boards at Nordicom Review and the Catalan Journal of Communication and Cultural Studies and a reviser for more than 30 scientific journals with national and international readership.