Maria José Lisboa Brites de Azeredo

Maria José Brites is an Assistant Professor at Universidade Lusófona do Porto and is the Portuguese coordinator of the European Media in Action project (LC-00644630).

She is a member of three COST actions:

  • IS1401 European Literacy Network – where she coordinates the Digital Literacy Group
  • IS1410 DigitLitEY
  • CA15212 – Citizen Science

She is also a member of two European projects:

  • News as Democratic Resources: Cross Cultural Comparative Research
  • Young children’s digital literacy and multimodal practices

Between 2013 and 2014 she was coordinator of RadioActive Europe project in Portugal (531245-LLP-1-2012-1-UK-KA3-KA3).

Research interests include areas such as youth studies, journalism and participation, audience studies, news literacy, and civic literacy.

Maria José Brites completed her post-doc at the Universidade Minho (2014-2017), with a scholarship from the Foundation for Science and Technology (FCT).


2013: Doutoramento. PhD. Ciências da Comunicação.
Universidade Nova de Lisboa. Portugal.
2008: Mestrado. Master’s Degree. Ciências da Comunicação.
Universidade Nova de Lisboa. Portugal.
1996: Licenciatura. Licentiate Degree. Licenciatura em Estudos Especializados em Jornalismo Internacional.
Escola Superior de Jornalismo do Porto, Portugal.

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