Cesar Antonio Jimenez Martinez

Supervisors: Dr. Shani Orgad| and Dr. Nick Anstead|

Research topic

The struggles for and over the image of the nation in the age of 'new visibility'.

Research interests

My research interests include Public Diplomacy, Strategic Narratives, Nation Branding, Media Representation and Media and Globalisation. I am interested in how particular representations of the nation are created and communicated through the complex contemporary media space, for both domestic and foreign audiences, in order to advance political, economic and cultural goals. My focus is on the different tensions and struggles that arise during this process, especially in the context of Latin American societies.

Academic and professional background

I am a journalist from the Pontificia Universidad Catolica de Chile and I graduated with Distinction in MSc/MA in Global Media and Communications from LSE and the University of Southern California. 

I worked as a journalist for the newspaper El Mercurio in Chile and did research and production for several documentaries and television series broadcasted in Chile and Latin America. After this, I joined Ogilvy Public Relations Chile to work on different projects related with Nation Branding for several Chilean public and private organisations.


Jiménez-Martínez, C. (2014) 'Disasters as Media Events: the rescue of the Chilean miners on national and global television'|, in International Journal of Communication,  8, 1807-1830.   

Cammaerts, Bart and Jiménez-Martínez, César (2014) 'The mediation of the Brazilian V-for-Vinegar protests: from vilification to legitimization and back?'|, in Liinc em Revista, 10(1), 44-68.

Jimenez-Martinez, C. (2013) ‘Chile’s quest to improve its image abroad’|, in Place Branding and Public Diplomacy, 9(4), 279-290.

Jimenez-Martinez, C. (2013) ‘Chile: looking at the Pacific… but not at all of it’|, in Public Diplomacy Magazine, University of Southern California, Summer 2013. 

Book Chapters

Jimenez-Martinez, C. (forthcoming) 'Integrative disruption: The Rescue of the 33 Chilean Miners as a Live Media Event'. In Fox, A., Mitu, B., Poulakidakos, S. (eds.), 'Global Perspectives on Media Events in Contemporary Society', Pennsylvania, USA: IGI Publishers. 

Book Reviews

Jiménez-Martínez, C. (2014) Review of Brazil: Reversal of Fortune, Montero, A. (2014)|, in LSE Review of Books, 24th May 2014.

Jiménez-Martínez, C. (2014) Review of Branding the Nation: the Global Business of National Identity, Aronczyk, M. (2013)|, in LSE Review of Books, 5th February 2014. 

Jiménez-Martínez, C. (2013) Review of Citizens Rising: Independent Journalism and the Spread of Democracy, Hoffman, D. (2013)|, in LSE Review of Books, 28th November 2013.

Other publications

Jiménez-Martínez, C. (2014) 'A necessary disenchantment: myth, agency and injustice in the digital age'|, report about the inaugural lecture of Professor Nick Couldry, LSE Media and Communications website, March 2014. 

Jiménez-Martínez, C. (2013) ‘The brands are out tonight’|, in In Media Res (blog), June 2013.

Jiménez-Martínez, C. (2013) ‘Narratives matter because they feed our imagination’|, in Center for Global Communication Studies (blog), Annenberg School for Communication at University of Pennsylvania, June 2013.

Jimenez-Martinez, C. (2013) 'Media representation and the global imagination: how the media invite us to think and feel about the world'|, report about the presentation of the book Media Representation and the Global Imagination, by Dr. Shani Orgad, LSE Media and Communications Department website, April 2013.

Jimenez Martinez, C. (2011) 'We are all well (and undisrupted) in the shelter - the 33 of us: Narratives in the rescue of the Chilean Miners as a Live Media Event'|. MSc Dissertation. London School of Economics and Political Science.

Participation in conferences

Encuentros Chile Global 2014|, Santiago de Chile, December 2014. Participation in panel 'International relations: diplomacy beyond the state'. 

Media @LSE 6th PhD Symposium|, London, June 2014. 'The struggles for the image of the nation in the age of new visibility'.

Media and Governance in Latin America|, University of Sheffield, Sheffield, May 2014. 'Disasters as Media Events: the rescue of the Chilean miners in local and global television'.

Invited to participate as emergent scholar at the Milton Wolf Seminar in Media and Diplomacy: Diplomatic Maneuvers and Journalistic Coverage in a Time of Reset, Pivot and Rebalance|, Vienna, April 2013. 

Trends in International and Latin American Communication Research|, Pontificia Universidad Católica de Chile/International Communication Association, Santiago, Chile, October 2012. 'Winning the world, losing the neighborhood: the Chilean Public Diplomacy'.

Email: C.A.Jimenez@lse.ac.uk|