|JOSÉ RAMÓN RUBIO DOMÍNGUEZ
Born Madrid, the 4th.of February
Graduated in Law at Madrid Central University, 1972
Entered RTVE, the Public Broadcasting Corporation of Spain, in 1973.
From February, 1974, worked there at the Audience Research Department,
as specialist in charge of sociological research of mass
communication.Head of RTVE Content Analysis and Programme Appreciation
Studies (1976-1982). From 1982 until 1989, Director of Audience
Research of RTVE.
In 1989, when private TV is allowed in Spain, moves to Canal Plus, and
remains there until 1992 as Director of Research. In 1992 enters RTVM,
the Public Broadcasting Corporation of the Regional Government of
Madrid, as Head of Audience Research Studies. April - June 1994
works for a while as Research Director of the Advisory Agency GECA. In
July 1994 returns to the State Public Broadcasting Corporation RTVE,
where he works currently as Marketing Director of Televisión
Española (TVE). Member of the Committee of Users of the Spanish TV
Meter System from its creation in 1986 until 1996, when he was
appointed member of the Control Council of the Meter Operator Company
in Spain; President of that Council from 1998 to 2000.
Member of the Board of Directors of AIMC, the association of all those
involved in Mass Media in Spain,
which among many other activities controls and supervises all Media
surveys made in the country.
Participated in the first AIMC master course of Media Research with the
lecture "The use of the meter data".
From 1982 until 1989, full member of Group of European Audience
Researches (GEAR) representing RTVE. In 1986 organized in
Barcelona the yearly Conference of the Group.From 1992 till 1994,
associated member of GEAR as delegate of Radiotelevisión Madrid. From
1997, full member again representing Televisión Española (TVE)
Has attended many national and international reunions and conferences
on media research, among them
the Esomar - ARF Worldwide Electronic and Broadcast Research Symposium
since its first edition in
Tarrytown, New York (1986).
In the 70's and 80's, performed some moonlighting activities as critic
on classical and jazz music in different magazines and newspapers,
namely "Triunfo", "Ritmo", "Revista de Occidente", "ABC", "El País" and
others.Also wrote for the aforementioned publications several fiction
features, short stories that even were awarded some national prizes.
Those were the days!
retired from TVE in February 2007 - after exactly 33 years "musing over
audience trends" (Gareth Ivory,Ireland).
10th, 2007, José wrote:
no November fog this year in Madrid. Actually, it looks like summertime
here! No special news about this spanish fellow either: just enjoying
his first year of retirement. And there are many things to enjoy! But,
of course, there is always time to welcome any news from the good old
fellows. My wife, however looking still as good as in the classic Peter
Diem's photographs of years ago, is also retired nowadays; you know,
these are the public service policies almost everywhere. We both are
now a quiet couple living in the outside of town, taking care of our
old relatives and sometimes, if not very often, thinking of the good
moments and friends of those worthwhile, still recent professional
thank you very much, Peter, for carrying the torch.
regards, José Ramón Rubio
Dec. 13th, 2007 José wrote:
specialist in new technologies and "in pectore" president of the group, please be so kind as to forward to
all the grey beards and curls fellows my best and warmest season's
greetings.I tried to do it myself, but it seems that I've become rather
dim and clumsy and could not succeed. So please, lend me a hand!
All the best
José Ramón Rubio