Spanish journalism, and especially the entire digital communication sector, has woken up with the sad news of the death of Mario Tascón, journalist and the greatest pioneer of digital journalism in Spain. Tascón died this Friday in Buenos Aires unexpectedly at the age of 60, where he was for work reasons, reported the consulting firm Prodigioso Volcán, of which he was founder: “He left us unexpectedly tonight. We are sad and trying to still to assimilate the news. We hope to give him the tribute he deserves very soon. We miss him very much,” the consultant said on her X account (formerly Twitter).

Graduated in teaching from the University of León and studied psychology, Tascón began to emerge in 1989 as director of the newspaper’s infographics section. The world and he carried out innovation consulting until the launch of, the digital edition of the same newspaper and the first digital editorial office in Spain. After leaving this newspaper, Tascón was for eight years general director of content at Prisacom (the country is). He later presided over the Fundéu (Urgent Spanish Foundation) and was a journalism teacher at the Gabo Foundation, which has highlighted his leadership of “initiatives in favor of clear communication and the right of people to understand.” Since 2010 he worked at Prodigioso Volcán, a communications consulting company that he founded and which sadly said goodbye to him this Friday. In 2022, he received the 2022 Internet Award for personal achievement.

The Bercian journalist was in the Argentine capital precisely for a talk on artificial intelligence and has died after suffering a stroke, the Argentine newspaper has indicated. The voice.

Considered one of the fathers and creators of the Internet in Spain, he is a specialist in data journalism, infographics, new narratives, information architecture and the reengineering of communication and editorial department processes. Mario Tascón lived, worked and researched social networks, innovation, clear communication, the right to understand and technology.

As soon as we heard the news, the social network was filled with messages of remembrance and recognition towards this Bercian from colleagues in the sector, students or managers of other media, who have highlighted his innovative spirit and his talent to go ahead. always in the sector.