Advisors

CARLOS A. SCOLARI

Universidade Pompeu Fabra, Barcelona

Ph.D. in Applied Linguistics and Communication Language (Universidad Católica de Milán, Italy) and a Bachelor’s Degree in Social Communication (Universidad Nacional de Rosario, Argentina). Full Professor in the Department of Communication at the University Pompeu Fabra – Barcelona. Researcher specialized in digital interactive media, transmedia narratives and media ecology, he was coordinator of the Red Latinoamericana de Comunicación Digital (ALFA Program, 2004-06) and of the Project H2020 Transmedia Literacy (2015-18). Author of more than 15 books on interactive media, communication theories and semiotics of media. His articles have been published in New Media and Society, Communication Theory, International Journal of Communication, Semiotica, Information, Communication & Society etc. He is a teacher in different masters and doctorate courses in Europe and Latin America.

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CLÁUDIA LOBO

Director of VISÃO História and VISÃO Júnior

Director of Visão Junior Magazine (https://visao.sapo.pt/visao-junior-hp/). Visão Júnior is the only Portuguese monthly information magazine aimed at children and young people between 6 and 14 years old, published every first Thursday of each month. It was released on August 5, 2004.

HENRY JENKINS

Annenberg School for Communication and Journalism,
University of Southern California, USA

Provost’s Professor of Communication, Journalism, Cinematic Arts, and Education, Annenberg School for Communication and Journalism, University of Southern California, USA. He arrived at USC in Fall 2009 after spending more than a decade as the Director of the MIT Comparative Media Studies Program. He is the author and/or editor of seventeen books on various aspects of media and popular culture, including Textual Poachers: Television Fans and Participatory Culture, Hop on Pop: The Politics and Pleasures of Popular Culture, From Barbie to Mortal Kombat: Gender and Computer Games, Convergence Culture: Where Old and New Media Collide, Spreadable Media: Creating Meaning and Value in a Networked Culture, and By Any Media Necessary: The New Youth Activism. He has written for Technology Review, Computer Games, Salon, and The Huffington Post.

Jenkins has a B.A. in Political Science and Journalism from Georgia State University, a M.A. in Communication Studies from the University of Iowa and a PhD in Communication Arts from the University of Wisconsin-Madison (http://henryjenkins.org/aboutmehtml).

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IOLANDA FERREIRA

Coordinator of Rádio ZigZag – RTP

Editorial coordinator of ZigZag Radio – an online radio for children promoted by RTP, the Portuguese Public Television (https://www.rtp.pt/play/zigzag/direto/radio)

Radio Presenter / Producer / Director.

JOÃO MARECOS

Project Leader of 100 Oportunidades,
Global Shapers Lisbon Hub

He is 28 years old and studied law at the University of Lisbon, having chaired the Academic Association.

After working as a lawyer in Portugal, he left for New York University with a Fulbright scholarship, having completed his master’s degree in Innovation and Information Law. Today he is part of the New York Bar Association and, after a period in Berlin, he currently lives in London, where he co-founded Ockham Legal, an innovative project in the field of law.

He was coordinator of youth in the independent presidential campaign of Professor Sampaio da Nóvoa, in 2015/2016.

He collaborates with the World Health Organization on projects in the area of ​​information and competition.

He is co-author of ‘Os Truques da Imprensa Portuguesa’, an influential press review page, with about 200 thousand followers and more than 2,500 publications, where he defends and demands better journalism and promotes a culture of critical thinking.

He led, within the Global Shapers of Lisbon, the creation of ‘100 Oportunidades’ project, a platform for young people under 35, specialists in their fields, who are willing to contribute to the public debate.

His children’s book, “Carta ao Cavaleiro de Nada”, about Fernando Pessoa, received an honorable mention in the Branquinho da Fonseca Prize and is currently indicated in the National Reading Plan.

LUÍSA GONÇALVES

Coordinator of the Project Público na Escola

Currently, coordinator of the Media Education Project Público na Escola (Público at School), promoted by Público Newspaper (https://www.publico.pt/publico-na-escola).

Primary school teacher in Agrupamento de Escolas Abel Salazar, S. Mamede de Infesta, Portugal.

MANUELA PARGANA SILVA

Coordinator of Rede de Bibliotecas Escolares

National Coordinator of the School Libraries Network (RBE) since 2014 (https://www.rbe.mec.pt/np4/2548.html).

Graduated in History, with a Specialization course in Documentary Sciences, she joined the team of the Coordinating Office of the School Libraries Network in its 2nd year of operation, in 1998. She completed the Curriculum part of the Master’s in Education and Reading. In 2016, as RBE Coordinator, she was part of the Working Group that defined the National Education Strategy for Citizenship and was part of the National Open Science Policy working group. She regularly participates in national and international forums on libraries, reading and literacies.

NUNO MARTINS

Polytechnic Institute of Cávado e Ave / ID+, Barcelos

BA in Communication Design (2003), MA in Multimedia Art (2007) and PhD in Digital Media (2013) from the University of Porto. In 2020, he completed a Post-Doctorate in Design at the Faculty of Fine Arts of the University of Porto. He is currently Adjunct Professor at the School of Design of the Polytechnic Institute of Cávado and Ave (IPCA) and Director of the MA in Digital Design. 

He is an Integrated Researcher of the Research Institute for Design, Media and Culture (ID+), where he has focused his research in the area of Design for Digital Media. He is currently Principal Investigator (PI) of the project “ECHO – Echoing the Communal Self: designing the dissemination and replication of self-initiated practices in underprivileged urban communities in a post-pandemic world”, funded by FCT (EXPL/ART-DAQ/0037/2021).

He is the Founder and Chair of DIGICOM – International Conference on Design & Digital Communication (http://digicom.ipca.pt); and Co-Chair of International Conference on Human Dynamics and Design for the Development of Contemporary Societies, conference track of AHFE (USA).

He has won numerous awards, namely: 3 Graphis Gold Award (2021, 2015 and 2014, USA); 2 Graphis Silver Award (2020 and 2014, USA); 1st prize – Mascot of the Oceanário of Lisbon; 1st prize – Mascot of the Water Pavilion of Porto; 1st prize – Porto Digital logo; 1st Prize “Winner Online” in the contest Webdesign 2004, promoted by ESTAL. Some of his design projects appear in over two dozen books on Communication Design, published in Hong Kong, Germany, Spain, USA, Austria, Netherlands, France, China and UK.

TERESA CALÇADA

Comissioner of the Plano Nacional de Leitura

Currently, Teresa Calçada is the Commissioner of the National Reading Plan 2027 (http://www.pnl2027.gov.pt/np4/home).

She has a degree in philosophy from the Faculty of Arts of the University of Lisbon.

Technician at the Portuguese Book Institute from 1982 to 2007, where she joined the working group that defined the foundations of the national public reading policy, with a view to creating the Municipal Library Network. Vice-president of the National Library and Book Institute, until 1996.

Member of the working group that in 1996 defined the bases and guiding principles of the School Library Network Program.

Coordinator of the Office of the School Libraries Network, of the Ministry of Education, since 1996. Deputy Commissioner of the National Reading Plan.

For more information byou@ics.uminho.pt