Towards a history of Portuguese literary journalism: reporters and writers throughout time

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Journalism and literature have always maintained a close relationship. While some literary works resemble the journalistic style of reporting on the present, some written reports are true literary works thanks to a narrative that exceeds the techniques of conventional journalism. It is within this framework that one can talk about literary journalism, journalism written by journalists (and not journalism written by writers or about journalists), which, following the rules and requirements that define the profession, makes room for the use of techniques typically associated with literature. Portugal has a long literary journalism history, and journalists who are distinguished by this style. This study seeks to offer a diachronic view of Portuguese literary journalism through an analysis of its development, from the end of the 19th century and across the First Republic, the Estado Novo, after April 25, to the present day. At the same time, we will consider different examples of international literary journalism to establish a possible definition for the topic.

Translated title of the contributionPara uma história do jornalismo literário português: repórteres e escritores ao longo do tempo
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)275–291
Number of pages17
JournalComunicação e Sociedade
Publication statusPublished - 16 Dec 2022


  • Literary journalism
  • History
  • Communication
  • Literature


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