Maria José Brites

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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