Research Journalism

5 ECTs / Semester / Portuguese

Research Journalism (Eduardo Cintra Torres)

  • Definition of investigative journalism and its relevance. Investigative journalism as part of journalism.
  • Case studies.
  • Methods of investigative journalism.
  • Ethics and deontology of investigative journalism.
  • Journalism in democracy and in dictatorship.


Research Journalism (João Rocha)

From case studies:

  • contribute to the knowledge of what investigative journalism is and the issues it raises.
  • Reflect on the working methods of investigative journalism and ethical boundaries.
  • Develop research skills.
  • Promote a space for initiation to journalistic practice.


Assistant Professor
PhD in Social Sciences, ICS/UL (2010). Present research areas: in individual projects, history of advertising in Portugal; the crowd in Portuguese…
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Journalist since 1984, worked in the news agencies ANOP and LUSA and later joined the founding team of the newspaper Público, to which he belonged between…