History of Portuguese literary journalism: news reports and journalists

Project Details


In Portugal, literary journalism found its voice at the end of the 19th Century, namely with narratives by journalist-writers, such as those by Batalha Reis and Ramalho Ortigão during the Monarchy, Hermano Neves and Reinaldo Ferreira during the Republic, Mário Neves and Edite Soeiro during the Estado Novo, Fernando Dacosta and Maria António Fiadeiro, post-Carnation Revolution, and Paulo Moura and Susana Moreira Marques at the present moment. Despite the noticeable growth in the study of this topic, the history of Portuguese literary journalism still requires a formal and detailed analysis. This project hopes to fill this gap, through articles published in scientific journals, oral presentations in conferences and meetings, and the construction of an academic discipline. Regarding the latter, it will be important to shed light on journalistic reports written over time, so we can gain some perspective on the historical evolution of this type of journalism in Portugal since its early days. Moreover, it will also be relevant in lending visibility to contemporary journalists, through an understanding of the experience and perspective of the reporters in the field – an analysis which will add a practical and pragmatic component to the study. The aim is not only to interview these journalists, but to welcome them on campus as well, in order to generate fruitful discussions and hopefully to inspire students.
Short titleHistory of Portuguese literary journalism
AcronymBolsa do CECC (Inv. Júnior)
Effective start/end date1/04/22 → …

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 project contributes towards the following SDG(s):

  • SDG 4 - Quality Education
  • SDG 17 - Partnerships for the Goals


  • Literary journalism
  • Portugal
  • Historical evolution
  • Interviews
  • Dialogues
  • New discipline


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