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Manuel Carvalho Coutinho is a FCT funded post-doctoral researcher at the Research Centre for Communication and Culture (CECC) at Universidade Católica Portuguesa, Faculty of Human Sciences (UCP-FCH). He is also an Invited Assistant Professor at the same institution. He holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Philosophy, a Master’s in Philosophy of Education, and a Master’s and a PhD in Communication Sciences in Media and Journalism. He has also had professional experience as a Philosophy Teacher in Secondary Education and he worked as a trainee at the European Commission, DG Connect. From 2020 to 2021 he had a Research Grant for the FCT project «Towards a history of journalism in Portugal», at Nova University of Lisbon, Faculty of Social Sciences and Humanities (UNL–FCSH), Nova Institute of Communication (ICNOVA). Since 2015 he has participated as a conference speaker in a number of international conferences, organized by institutions such as IALJS, SOPCOM, IDEA, ICNOVA, IAMCR, and UCP. Since 2014 he has become a published author in a number of publications, edited by institutions/publications such as Éditions de l’Université de Lorraine, ICNOVA Editions, IPL Editions, Routledge; and by research journals such as Revista Comunicação e Sociedade, Revista Comunicação Pública, and IALJS. He has moderated several panels, was part of conference organizing committees, and has editorial experience in journals/books. His main research interests include non-fiction, creative writing, journalism, cultural journalism, political journalism, and literary journalism.

Expertise related to UN Sustainable Development Goals

In 2015, UN member states agreed to 17 global Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) to end poverty, protect the planet and ensure prosperity for all. This person’s work contributes towards the following SDG(s):

  • SDG 4 - Quality Education
  • SDG 10 - Reduced Inequalities
  • SDG 16 - Peace, Justice and Strong Institutions
  • SDG 17 - Partnerships for the Goals

Education/Academic qualification

PhD, Communication Sciences – Media and Journalism Studies, thesis: "21st Century Literary Journalism: Narrative Techniques and the Concept of Plot and Hero", NOVA University Lisbon

Sept 2013Jul 2018

Award Date: 23 Jul 2018

Master, Communication Sciences – Specialized in Media and Journalism Studies, thesis: "Literary Journalism in Portugal and Around the World: Journalistic Approach and Writing Techniques", NOVA University Lisbon

Sept 2012Jan 2015

Award Date: 8 Jan 2015

Master, Teaching Philosophy in Secondary Education, thesis: "The Importance of the Argumentative Text: Writing and Reading", NOVA University Lisbon

Sept 2011Nov 2013

Award Date: 21 Nov 2013

Bachelor, Philosophy, NOVA University Lisbon

Sept 2008Sept 2011

Award Date: 19 Sept 2011


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