He is a journalist, essayist and expert on new technologies and their effect on society.
He writes investigations and reports from Italy and abroad for Repubblica’s magazine Venerdì.
He began his career as a journalist as a correspondent for the monthly magazine Reset. He then moved to Corriere della Sera, to write about new technologies. He was also the co-founder of the online cultural magazine Caffè Europa.
For ten years he was a university lecturer in the “Theory and techniques of the new media” at the Third University of Rome.
He has written essays on the world of internet and technology for various publishing companies, such as Circo Internet. Manuale critico per il nuovo millennio (Feltrinelli, 1997) and the university manual Giornalismo 2.0. Fare informazione al tempo di Internet (Carrocci, 2002).
He also writes books about current affairs, on topics such as economics, work and immigration, focusing on the most critical aspects of contemporary society. These include: Cattive azioni. Come analisti e banche d’affari hanno creato e fatto sparire il tesoro della new economy (Editori Riuniti, 2003), L’impero dei falsi (Laterza, 2006) and for Chiarelettere, I cinesi non muoiono mai (with Raffaele Oriani, 2008, which was also translated into Chinese), Grazie. Ecco perché senza immigrati saremmo perduti (2010), Toglietevelo dalla testa. Cellulari, tumori e tutto quello che le lobby non dicono (2012), Occupy Wall Street (2012). For Einaudi, furthermore, he has written about the future of work in Al posto tuo. Così web e robot ci stanno rubando il lavoro (2016) and Lavoretti. Così la sharing economy ci rende tutti più poveri (2018).
He has won the Ischia Prize for Journalism for the “Online Journalism” category, as well as other prizes including the Citigroup Journalistic Excellence Award for his investigative reporting into the collapse of the New Economy. He was one of the first people to bring Ted Talks to Italy, with an event in Reggio Emilia, and subsequently became the curator of two editions and later curator of Tedx in Pisa about inequality.
Riccardo Staglianò makes speeches about our relationship with technology, society, economics and the world of work in the era of globalisation.
Thanks to his international experience he is able to have a global perspective on the socio-economic issues that he investigates. In addition, he also focuses on themes such as inequality and immigration, as well as digital journalism.