Los labs de medios en España como agentes catalizadores de la innovación periodística: rasgos centrales a juicio de los expertos = Media labs in Spain as catalytic agents of journalistic innovation: key features in the opinion of experts Articles uri icon

publication date

  • March 2023


  • 37

International Standard Serial Number (ISSN)

  • 1696-019X


  • At the current crossroads that media in general and journalism, in particular, are going through, innovation emerges not as a "nice to have" but as an urgent and peremptory need. In this context, innovation labs are presented as a structured and somewhat privileged space to do so. However, since both the academic and professional literature and the review of the websites of the different labs in the United States and Europe show that their configuration admits highly diverse formulas, we wonder what the central feature of these spaces in Spain is today. To the extent that their raison d'être is clear, it will be possible to define to what extent other bodies can (or cannot) take over their activity. To find this out, we have conducted semi-structured interviews with an intentional sample of 18 authoritative voices in this field. The results show that the main feature of these spaces is precisely their innovative purpose. From this point on, the emphasis is placed on different signs of identity which are nevertheless complementary under the common denominator of sharing the same mission.


  • media labs; innovation; journalism; experts; spain; labs de medios; innovación; periodismo; expertos