International Conference

  • 8 - 10 November 2013
  • Escola Superior De Comunicação Social

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Great Reporting in the Digital Age
Did great journalism die just because we invented the internet?

No. Digital platforms are the perfect place for great literary and investigative journalism projects, the perfect place for a nonfiction literature of reality. Multimedia is photography, video, sound, infographics, text, intermixed. All the means to aspire to a crucial end: lucid, brave and profound journalism. Throughout the world, journalists, editors, producers are
conducting experiments that are shifting the ways we do and consume journalism. What are the new research tools? The new narrative strategies? The new economic models? We will host some of the international and portuguese leading figures of this vanguard at the Escola Superior de Comunicação Social, in Lisbon.
Adelino Gomes

Adelino Gomes was a radio (RDP and Rádio Renascença), TV (RTP) and press (Público) journalist for 42 years. Today, he is part of an investigative team at CIES-IUL. With the investigation Projecto Jornalismo e Sociedade, coordinated by Gustavo Cardoso, he has taken part in the initiative Para uma Carta de Princípios do Jornalismo na Era Internet (2011/2012). A partial adaptation of his PhD thesis in Sociology (ISCTE-IUL, 2011) was published as a book: Nos bastidores dos telejornais: RTP1, SIC e TVI (Tinta-da-China, 2012).
Alexandra Coelho

See also: Atlântico Sul
Alexandra Lucas Coelho writes for the portuguese newspaper Público since 2008. She’s traveled several times through the Middle East and Central Asia and recently she covered the revolution in Egypt. She was a correspondent in Jerusalem and is currently based in Brazil. Her journeys have helped her write: Oriente Próximo, Caderno Afegão, Viva México and Tahrir: Os Dias da Revolução. She’s also authored a novel: E A Noite Roda.
Amy O'Leary
Amy O'Leary is a digital journalist and reporter for The New York Times. Before this, she worked to integrate the newspaper's digital and print operations as a Deputy News Editor for the paper and before that managed breaking news and interactive features as a News Editor for Amy began as a multimedia producer for the paper, where her work was nominated for three Emmy awards.
Borja Echevarría

See also: El País
Borja Echevarría is the deputy executive editor of the Spanish newspaper El País. In 2010, he started leading the team that processed the newspaper transition to its digital version, helping El País to become the most-visited hispanic news site. Previously, Echevarría founded, a news start-up that received numerous honours including two Online News Association awards. With an 18-year career in journalism, that began in 1995, at El Mundo, Borja Echevarría spent last year as a Nieman Fellow at Harvard.
Cândida Pinto e Jorge Pelicano
Cândida Pinto studied Media at Instituto Superior de Ciências Sociais e Políticas, and she’s a reporter at the portuguese TV channel SIC, where she now works as the Feature Article coordinator. She was also deputy director at the portuguese newspaper Expresso, and director of the portuguese TV channel SIC Notícias. As a reporter, Cândida Pinto has travelled to war zones like Afghanistan, Iraq, Angola, Guinea-Bissau, Georgia, Lebanon and Libia. Her projects have been awarded with number of portuguese and international prizes.

Jorge Pelicano studied Communication and PR and has a master's degree in Communication and Journalism from Faculdade de Letras da Universidade de Coimbra. He was a cameraman at SIC since 2001. In 2005, he made his debut filming documentaries with Ainda há pastores?, which won more than ten awards, both national and international. in 2009, he filmed Pare, Escute e Olhe, another awarded documentary. In 2012 he participated in the documentary series Momentos de Mudança at SIC. He is a documentary director since February 2013 at the producer Até ao Fim do Mundo.
Charles Homans

See also: The Atavist
Charles Homans is the executive editor of The Atavist, as a digital publisher of narrative nonfiction. Previously he wrote for the Washington Post, the Economist, Atlantic and many other publications.
Josh Hammer
João Pina is a portuguese photojournalist who has been developing his career mostly outside the country. His work has been published in several newspapers and magazines, such as the New York Times, The New Yorker, Time Magazine, Newsweek, Stern, GEO, El País, EPs, La Vanguardia, D Magazine, Io Donna Expresso and Visão. He published his first book in 2007 named Por Teu Livre Pensamento, about twenty five former portuguese political prisoners. In the last few years, João Pina has dedicated his time to an extensive project about the Condor Operation.
Josh Hammer

See also: The Atlantic
Joshua Hammer spent eighteen years at Newsweek, first as a culture and business writer, then as Bureau Chief in Nairobi, Buenos Aires, Los Angeles, Berlin, Jerusalem and Cape Town, running one-man bureaus around the world. In 2006 Hammer left Newsweek and became an independent non-fiction writer. He is now a contributing editor at Smithsonian Magazine and Outside Magazine and a regular contributor to the New York Review of Books, and has written for a variety of other publications, including the New Yorker, National Geographic, Atlantic Monthly, Vanity Fair, and the Conde Nast Traveler. Hammer is the author of three books and is currently at work on a fourth, Taking Timbuktu, a non-fiction work about four characters caught up in Al Qaeda's takeover of northern Mali in 2012. He was a Nieman Fellow at Harvard University in 2004-2005.
Mark Kramer
Mark Kramer is Writer-in-Residence at Boston University, and directs their Power of Narrative conference each Spring ( Between 2001 and 2007, he was founding director and writer-in-residence at Harvard University's Nieman Program on Narrative Journalism. His books include Invasive Procedures and Three Farms and three others. He's been published by the New York Times magazine, National Geographic and Atlantic Monthly, among others, and co-edited two textbooks on narrative non-fiction: Telling True Stories, and Literary Journalism.
Paulo Moura

See also: Repórter à Solta
Paulo Moura has written for the portuguese newspaper Público since its foundation. He was a US correspondent and editor of Público's sunday magazine, Pública. He was a war correspondent in places like Kosovo, Chechnya Afghanistan, Iraq, Egypt, Libya and Turkey. He is the author of several books, such as: Passaporte para o Céu, 1147: O Tesouro de Lisboa, O Fim das Miragens, O Segredo da Cartuxa as well as the biography Otelo, o Revolucionário.
Tiago Carrasco, João Fontes e João Henriques
Tiago Carrasco, press reporter, João Henriques, photojournalist, and João Fontes, cameraman, used to live between unemployment and precarious jobs until they decided to cross Africa by car, with the Football World Cup that took place in South Africa as their final destination. Their next project was to travel across the Arab Spring countries using public transportation. From Tunisia to Siria, the three reporters collected texts and images that granted them the winning project of last year’s Prémio Gazeta Multimédia. This year, the same project is one of the nominees for the international C21 Media award.
Travis Fox

See also: Travis Fox Films
Travis Fox is a reporter, director, editor, and producer. He was the first web video producer to win an Emmy. While with the Washington Post, Fox covered the biggest conflicts in the last decade, in Afghanistan, Iraq, Africa, Asia and South America. Today he works for FRONTLINE, a provocative documentary producer. Travis is considered a living legend of video report on the internet where he created a new language and showed us a new path to the future.
Anabela de Sousa Lopes has a master’s degree in Communication Science and director of the Master's Degree in Journalism Department at Escola Superior de Comunicação Social. Along with teaching, she investigates in the fields of media theory and journalism, at Centro de Investigação em Media e Jornalismo. She authored the book Tecnologias da Comunicação: Novas Domesticações (Edições Colibri 2011).
António Granado was a journalist reporting in Science and Environment at Público, where he ran the online edition of the paper. He has a master’s degree in Science Journalism from Boston and a PhD from Leeds. He is currently multimedia editor at RTP and a Journalism professor at Universidade Nova de Lisboa.
Carlos Vaz Marques is a journalist at TSF radio station since 1990. Since 2001 he is responsible for the radio’s interview program Pessoal e...transmissível. He has created Governo Sombra, a program broadcast by TSF and by TVI24 and is the coordinator of the collection Literatura de Viagens from publisher Tinta-da-China. In 2013, he launched the Portuguese edition of Granta.
Catarina Martins graduated in Journalism from Escola Superior de Comunicação Social. She was an intern at Público where she covered the mayoral elections of 2013. She writes for 2 magazine and for Fundação Francisco Manuel dos Santos. She attended the Digital Multimedia Storytelling course at University of Columbia.
Fernando Zamith has a PhD in Information and Communication in Digital Platforms (his thesis is The Contextualization in Cyberjournalism) and he is a Auxiliar Professor at the Journalism and Communication Sciences Department of Faculdade de Letras da Universidade do Porto.
Filipa Subtil is a auxiliar professor at Escola Superior de Comunicação Social. She has a PhD in Social Sciences from Universidade de Lisboa. She is a investigator in the field of communication sociology and social theory of media in the United States and Canada. In 2006, she published her book Compreender os Média. As Extensões de McLuhan.
Francisco Sena Santos entered journalism in 1973 at newspaper Record. After 25 de Abril, he joined RDP, a radio where he stayed until 1988. Then he left to create along with Emídio Rangel another radio station: TSF. He teaches Radio Journalism at Escola Superior de Comunicação Social. On the internet, he has a podcast rubric called Assim Vai o Mundo.
Henrique Monteiro has been a reporter for more than 30 years. He was a political reporter and covered several conflicts, from Iran to Angola. At newspaper Expresso, he edited Revista, the society section and was subdirector and director. He is currently the director of new platforms at Impresa group.
Joana Pontes directs documentaries. She directed and co-authored, along with António Barreto, As Horas do Douro e Portugal, um Retrato Social. She is the author and director of O Escritor Prodigioso, about Jorge Sena. She graduated in Psychology and studied Cinema and Political Journalism.
Joana Stichini Vilela was born in 1980. She worked in television but settled in newspapers. She was in the founding team of newspaper i. She wrote for Diário de Notícias, Sábado and Monocle among others. She co-authored the book Lx60: A Vida em Lisboa Nunca Mais foi a Mesma. She created Carrossel, an online magazine.
João Canavilhas graduated in Comunicação Social from Universidade da Beira Interior, where he is now vice-dean. He has a PhD from Universidade de Salamanca. His investigative work focuses in the new communication technologies namely its relationship with journalism and politics.
João Paulo Baltazar helped found the radio station TSF in 1988 and he has worked there ever since. He was a reporter, an editor and editor-in-chief. He worked briefly in television (at RTP) and newspapers (at Expresso). He currently coordinates two small teams at TSF, editing the evening newscasts.
Jorge Souto has a PhD in Social Communication from Complutense de Madrid, a master’s degree in Communication and Technology from Universidade de Brunel, at London. He graduated from ISCSP. He teaches Digital Journalism at ESCS, where he also directs the master’s degree in Audiovisual and Multimedia.
José Alberto Carvalho studied at Escola Superior de Jornalismo do Porto. He was a journalist at TSF and SIC and a pivot at RTP’s newscast. At RTP he became Information director. Today, he does it at TVI. He was a Digital Journalism professor at ESCS.
Maria João Amorim was born in Lisbon in 1975. She is an invited assistant in Journalism at ESCS. She works for a Produções Fictícias production: Canal Q, as a journalist and screenwriter.
Paulien Bakker is director of the Initiative for Narrative Journalism in the Netherlands ( which encourages the use of literary non-fiction in the Dutch media. Paulien Bakker is also a freelance journalist. She published her first book in 2010 on the people of the Iraqi oil city Kirkuk, called A romantic people.
Pedro Leal started as a journalist at newspaper Comércio do Porto, in 1985. After that, he collaborated with Semanário. He joined radio station Renascença in 1987, where he is now deputy director of Information, responsible for the digital area.
Sílvia Caneco was born in Nazaré. She graduated in Journalism from ESCS and worked at Região da Nazaré and Grande Reportagem. She is now a i journalist and co-author of a book Sacanas com Lei, published in 2012 and winner of Prémio Literário Orlando Gonçalves.
Simone Duarte is the executive director at Público Online. She previously worked at TV Globo, in Rio de Janeiro and in New York, where she coordinated the team and the coverage of 9/11, and also for UNO, in Timor. She has a master’s degree in International Relations from New School.
Susana Moreira Marques was born in Oporto in 1976 and currently lives in Lisbon. She is a freelance writer since 2004 and received several journalism prizes. In 2012, she published her first book Agora e na Hora da Nossa Morte (Tinta-da-China).
Vera Moutinho gave her first steps in multimedia at Escola Superior de Comunicação Social, in Lisbon. During the last 6 years she worked at Sapo Noticias, on an exclusively online level, and, since May, she has integrated the multimedia team from Público. Nominated twice for the Cyberjournalism awards of the Press Observatory, there is a rule she strictly follows: the story comes first, only then the medium.


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