The renowned Argentine journalist Daniel Santoro opened the second day of the Seventh International Communications Week, with a lecture entitled "The media power and investigative journalism".
During his speech, the researcher talked about the technological tools and their application to new forms of journalism. Santoro affirmed that multimedia options enrich the presentation of information and give an extra opportunity to "have a better impact" on information consumers.
When asked about the dichotomy in the current journalistic context, the immediacy of transmedia and the restrain, essential in investigative journalism, he said that "the tension between the immediacy and essential topics is a historical problem. There always has been a problem between fast and/or substantive issues. But journalism must have both: the day news as quickly as possible, contextualize, and must also have substantive issues without falling into the dictatorship of the click.
"About the importance of generating this type of academic spaces, today led by the 'Universidad Autónoma del Caribe, I consider "vital contacting veterans, dinosaurs, with the new generations, to convey both the enthusiasm for doing the best job and reminding them the problems and frustrations we have."
Santoro highlighted ethics as "the only way to save us from the technological avalanche", given the ease with which content can be replicated and copied across platforms like social networks.
The participation of the Argentine journalist began with a presentation in which he compiled some of his most significant publications and some of his colleagues, in the Argentine newspaper 'Clarín', during his career as a journalist.
Among the publications that the journalist shared with the audience, highlighted "The true owner of the Rosadita", investigation conducted by journalist Jorge Lanata in April 2013, that allowed to uncover evidence on which 2 subjects, Federico Elaskar and Leonardo Fariña, captured on hidden cámara, admitted their involvement in hand with businessman Lazaro Baez, as 'front-man' of the expresident of Argentina, Néstor Kirchner.
He also talked about the money sent by Lazaro Baez to Swiss territory, and the impact that this journalistic work had at the beginning of a judicial process that resulted in the freezing of accounts, worth 20 million dollars in that country, the unveiling of the guest house used by Kirchner, and the course of other 65 million dollars distributed by Baez between 2011 and 2013.