PhD in Communication Sciences - Media and Journalism Studies from the Nova University of Lisbon, with a dissertation on Celebrity culture and young people. She completed her undergraduate degree in Communication Sciences in the same university, and a Master's Degree in Sociology of Communication, Culture and Information Technologies at ISCTE. She was a Post-doctoral researcher in the Nova University of Lisbon (2013-15), on the topic of media and consumer cultures among children and young people, with a fellowship from the FCT – the Foundation for Science and Technology. She was a member of national and international projects on the usage of media by children and young people, as well as on media education (EU Kids Online, RadioActive, ANR Translit, Digital Inclusion). She was a Guest Assistant Professor and collaborator at the Nova University of Lisbon and worked as science communication assistant and communication assistant in publicity agencies and companies.
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Celebrity bloggers and vloggers

Ana Rato Jorge (with Jorge, Ana). 2019. Wiley
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Social Media, Interrupted: Users Recounting Temporary Disconnection on Instagram

Ana Rato Jorge (with Ana Jorge). 2019. Social Media + Society
Book Chapter

The industry of smart toys: cultural implications from political economy

Ana Rato Jorge 2019. The Internet of Toys: Practices, Affordances and the Political Economy of Children’s Play
Book Chapter

The Industry of Smart Toys: Cultural Implications from the Political Economy

Ana Rato Jorge (with Liubiniene, Vilmante). 2019. The Internet of Toys: Practices, Affordances and the Political Economy of Children’s Play
Book Chapter

WTF: Digital ambassadors for the young generation?

Ana Rato Jorge (with Jorge, Ana). 2019. Celebrity and Youth: Mediated Audiences, Fame Aspirations, and Identity Formation
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“I felt like I was really talking to you!”: intimacy and trust among teen vloggers and followers in Portugal and Brazil

Ana Rato Jorge (with Lidia Marôpo). 2019. Journal of Children and Media
Book Chapter

Algorithms and intrusions: emergent stakeholder discourses on the co-option of audiences' creativity and data

Ana Rato Jorge 2018. The Future of Audiences
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Digital Parenting: the challenges for families in the digital age

Ana Rato Jorge (with Giovanna Mascheroni). 2018. Nordicom
Book Chapter

Educando entre ecrãs

Ana Rato Jorge (with Cristina Ponte). 2018. Boom Digital? Crianças (3-8 anos) e ecrãs
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On and Off: Digital practices of connecting and disconnecting across the life course

Ana Rato Jorge (with Carla Ganito). 2018. AoIR 2017: The 18th Annual Conference of the Association of Internet Researchers
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RadioActive101-Learning through radio, learning for life

Ana Rato Jorge 2018. International Journal of Inclusive Education
Book Chapter

The co-option of audience data and user-generated content: the empowerment and exploitation of audiences through algorithms, produsage and crowdsourcing

Ana Rato Jorge 2018. The Future of Audiences
Book Chapter

The industry of smart toys

Ana Rato Jorge 2018. The Internet of Toys: Practices, Affordances and the Political Economy of Children’s Play
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Um dia na vida de crianças com menos de 3 anos: os meios digitais no quotidiano das famílias

Ana Rato Jorge (with Jorge, Ana). 2018. XV Congresso IBERCOM
Book Chapter

WTF: Digital ambassadors for the young generation?

Ana Rato Jorge 2018. Celebrity and Youth
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‘I am not being sponsored to say this’

Ana Rato Jorge 2018. Observatorio (OBS*)
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‘I am not being sponsored to say this’: a teen youtuber and her audience negotiate branded content

Ana Rato Jorge (with Jorge, Ana). 2018. Observatorio (OBS*)
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A repercussão dos média alternativos no ciberespaço

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A representação da maternidade em celebrity mommy blogs

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Are victims to blame?

Ana Rato Jorge 2017. Catalan Journal of Communication & Cultural Studies
Book Chapter

Born to be famous? Children of celebrities and their rights in the media

Ana Rato Jorge (with Jorge, Ana). 2017. Childhood and Celebrity
Book Chapter

Born to be famous?: Children of celebrities and their rights in the media

Ana Rato Jorge (with Jorge, A.). 2017. Childhood and Celebrity
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Crescendo entre ecrãs

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Crescendo entre ecrãs: competências digitais de crianças de 3 a 8 anos

Ana Rato Jorge (with Ponte, Cristina). 2017. Literacia, Media e Cidadania
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Crescendo entre ecrãs: competências digitais de crianças de três a oito anos

Ana Rato Jorge 2017. IV Congresso Literacia, Media e Cidadania
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Crescendo entre ecrãs: Usos de meios eletrónicos por crianças (3-8 Anos)

Ana Rato Jorge (with Cristina Ponte). 2017. Entidade Reguladora para a Comunicação Social
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Ferramentas jornalísticas na educação

Ana Rato Jorge 2017. Sociologia, Problemas e Práticas
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Ferramentas jornalísticas na educação: uma rádio online para jovens

Ana Rato Jorge (with Maria José Brites). 2017. Sociologia, Problemas e Práticas
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Media education competitions: An efficient strategy for digital literacies?

Ana Rato Jorge (with Pereira, L.). 2017. Italian Journal of Sociology of Education
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Meios digitais e direitos: Perspetivas de jovens com cancro

Ana Rato Jorge (with Jorge, Ana). 2017. Comunicação Pública
Book Chapter

ONG e meios para a comunicação

Ana Rato Jorge 2017. Comunicação no Terceiro Sector: Desafios contemporâneos
Book Chapter

ONG e Meios para a Comunicação: as conquistas e os desafios da APSI

Ana Rato Jorge (with Lidia Marôpo). 2017. Comunicação no Terceiro Sector - Desafios contemporâneos
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Under the limelight: Celebrity parents sharenting

Ana Rato Jorge (with Jorge, Ana). 2017.
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Digital Literacy and Education - Portugal

Book Chapter

'Cristiano Ronaldo is cheap chic, Twilight actors are special': young audiences of celebrities, class and locality

Ana Rato Jorge (with Jorge, Ana). 2016. Celebrity Audiences
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Audience experiencing of emotions in the contemporary media landscape

Ana Rato Jorge (with Patrícia Dias). 2016. Participations: Journal of Audience & Reception Studies
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Comparative audience research: A review of cross-national and cross-media audience studies

Ana Rato Jorge (with Miriam Stehling). 2016. Participations: Journal of Audience & Reception Studies
Book Chapter

Culturas juvenis e desfavorecimento digital

Ana Rato Jorge 2016. Cultura e Digital em Portugal
Book Chapter

Culturas juvenis e desfavorecimento digital

Ana Rato Jorge 2016. Cultura e Digital em Portugal
Book Chapter

Culturas juvenis e desfavorecimento digital: o projeto RadioActive

Ana Rato Jorge (with Jorge, Ana). 2016. Cultura e Digital em Portugal
Book Chapter

Descobrindo o som, a palavra e a comunidade: implementação de uma WebRádio educativa

Ana Rato Jorge (with Sílvio Correia Santos). 2016. Educar com Podcasts
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Fazer rádio online com crianças e jovens: Manual de sugestões

Ana Rato Jorge (with Ana Jorge). 2016. Centro de Investigação Media e Jornalismo
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Projecto #ON_SEX: Direitos sexuais e jovens vulneráveis

Ana Rato Jorge (with Daniel Cardoso). 2016. Fundação Calouste Gulbenkian
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RadioActive Portugal: Relatório Final à Rede TIC e Sociedade

Ana Rato Jorge (with Ana Jorge). 2016.
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Relatório Científico do Projecto #ON_Sex

Ana Rato Jorge (with Daniel Cardoso). 2016.
Book Chapter

A comunicação comercial de alimentos e bebidas para crianças em Portugal: entre a regulação e a auto-regulação

Ana Rato Jorge (with Ana Jorge). 2015. Infância, Juventude E Mídia: Olhares Luso-Brasileiros
Book Chapter

A educação para a cultura de consumo e media

Ana Rato Jorge (with Ana Jorge). 2015. Interfaces das Relações Públicas com a Cultura
Book Chapter

A semi-periferia conta: notas sobre o papel de Portugal nos estudos internacionais a partir dos estudos das audiências de celebridades

Ana Rato Jorge (with Ana Jorge). 2015. Comunicação e Linguagens: novas convergências
Book Chapter

A semi‑periferia conta

Ana Rato Jorge 2015. Comunicação e Linguagem: Novas Convergências
Book Chapter

Grey Zones: Audience research, moral evaluations and online risk negotiation

Ana Rato Jorge (with Hagen, I.). 2015. Revitalising Audiences: Innovations in European Audience Research
Book Chapter

Grey Zones: Audience Research, Moral Evaluations and Online Risk Negotiation

Ana Rato Jorge (with Ingunn Hagen). 2015. Revitalising Audience Research Innovations in European Audience Research
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Learning for life: A case study on the development of online community radio

Ana Rato Jorge (with Santos, S.). 2015. Cuadernos.info
Book Chapter

Media Education Practices in Portugal. A Panoramic View

Ana Rato Jorge 2015. Agents and Voices: A Panorama of Media Education in Brazil, Portugal and Spain
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Metodologias Participativas: Os media e a educação

Book Chapter

RadioActive. A European Online Radio Project

Ana Rato Jorge 2015. Agents and Voices: A Panorama of Media Education in Brazil, Portugal and Spain
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‘Cristiano Ronaldo is cheap chic, Twilight actors are special’: young audiences of celebrities, class and locality

Ana Rato Jorge (with Jorge, A.). 2015. Celebrity Studies
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'O Que é Que os Famosos Têm de Especial?'

Ana Rato Jorge (with Ana Jorge). 2014.
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'O Que é Que os Famosos Têm de Especial?' - A cultura das celebridades e os jovens

Ana Rato Jorge (with Jorge, Ana). 2014. Texto
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A Facilitator’s Guide to RadioActive 101

Ana Rato Jorge (with Angela Rees). 2014.
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At the heart of celebrity: Celebrities’ children and their rights in the media

Ana Rato Jorge (with Marôpo, L.). 2014. Communication and Society
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Awareness of online problematic situations, in The meaning of online problematic situations for children (Smahel, David, and Wright, Michelle F., eds.)

Ana Rato Jorge (with Giovanna Mascheroni). 2014.
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Book review: Helena Bilandzic, Geoffroy Patriarche & Paul J. Traudt (Eds.): The Social Use of Media: Cultural and social scientific perspectives on audience research.

Ana Rato Jorge (with Ana Jorge). 2014.
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Interactive visualizations of video tours in space and time

Ana Rato Jorge (with Jorge, A., Serra, S. & Chambel, T.). 2014. Proceedings of the 28th International BCS Human Computer Interaction Conference: Sand, Sea and Sky - Holiday HCI, HCI 2014
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Media and Information Literacy Policies in Portugal (2013)

Ana Rato Jorge (with Conceição Costa). 2014.
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Media representations and children's discourses on online risks: Findings from qualitative research in nine European countries

Ana Rato Jorge (with Mascheroni, G.). 2014. Cyberpsychology
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Media representations and children’s discourses on online risks: Findings from qualitative research in nine European countries

Ana Rato Jorge (with Mascheroni, Giovanna). 2014. Cyberpsychology: Journal of Psychosocial Research on Cyberspace
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Multimodal access to georeferenced mobile video through shape, speed and time

Ana Rato Jorge (with Serra, S., Jorge, A. & Chambel, T.). 2014. Proceedings of the 28th International BCS Human Computer Interaction Conference: Sand, Sea and Sky - Holiday HCI, HCI 2014
Book Chapter

Práticas de educação para os media em Portugal. Uma visão panorâmica

Ana Rato Jorge 2014. Agentes e Vozes: Um Panorama da Mídia-Educação no Brasil, Portugal e Espanha
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Problematizar para intervir: rádio online e educação para os media como estratégia de inclusão de jovens

Ana Rato Jorge (with Maria José Brites). 2014. Observatorio (OBS*)
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Problematizing to intervene: Online radio and media education as a strategy for young people inclusion | Problematizar para intervir: Rádio online e educação para os media como estratégia de inclusão de jovens

Ana Rato Jorge (with Brites, M.J.). 2014. Observatorio
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RadioActive Europe: jovens, o digital e as suas comunidades

Ana Rato Jorge (with Maria José Brites). 2014. 2.º Congresso Literacia, Media e Cidadania
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RadioActive101 Practices

Ana Rato Jorge (with Maria José Brites). 2014.
Book Chapter

RadioActive: um projeto europeu de rádio online

Ana Rato Jorge 2014. Agentes e vozes: um panorama da Mídia-Educação no Brasil, Portugal e Espanha. (Yearbook 2014)
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A cultura das celebridades e os jovens: do consumo à participação

Ana Rato Jorge (with Ana Jorge). 2013.
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Audiências e fãs juvenis de celebridades: Potencialidades e limitações para uma cidadania cultural

Ana Rato Jorge (with Ana Jorge). 2013. Ciberlegenda
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Descobrindo a Comunidade Otaku Portuguesa: os Fãs Online

Ana Rato Jorge (with Catarina Navio). 2013. Vozes e Diálogo
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Do questions matter on children's answers about internet risk and safety?

Ana Rato Jorge (with Ponte, C.). 2013. Cyberpsychology
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Online experiences of socially disadvantaged children and young people in Portugal

Ana Rato Jorge (with José Alberto Simões). 2013. Communications - The European Journal of Communication Research
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Online experiences of socially disadvantaged children and young people in Portugal

Ana Rato Jorge (with Simões, J.A.). 2013. Communications
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Crianças e Internet em Portugal

Ana Rato Jorge (with Jorge, Ana). 2012. Minerva Coimbra
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Crianças e Internet em Portugal: acessos, usos, riscos, mediações - resultados do inquérito europeu EUKids Online

Ana Rato Jorge (with Cristina Ponte). 2012. Minerva Coimbra
Book Chapter

Em risco na internet? Resultados nacionais do inquérito EU Kids Online

Ana Rato Jorge (with Ana Jorge). 2012. Crianças e internet em Portugal: Acessos, usos, riscos, mediações – Resultados do inquérito europeu EU Kids Online
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Portugal in EU Kids Online: National Perspectives

Ana Rato Jorge (with Cristina Ponte). 2012.
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Young consumers and celebrities

Ana Rato Jorge (with Ana Jorge). 2012. Revista Portuguesa de Marketing
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"Graeme Turner, Ordinary People and the Media: The Demotic Turn"

Ana Rato Jorge (with Ana Jorge). 2011. European Journal of Communication
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Book review: Graeme Turner, Ordinary People and the Media: The Demotic Turn, in European Journal of Communication

Ana Rato Jorge (with Ana Jorge). 2011.
Book Chapter

Celebridades e Jovens em Portugal: da Televisão aos Novos media

Ana Rato Jorge 2011. A Vida como um Filme: fama e celebridade no século XXI
Book Chapter

Celebridades e Jovens em Portugal: da Televisão aos Novos Media

Ana Rato Jorge (with Ana Jorge). 2011. A Vida Como Um Filme: Celebridade e Fama no século XXI
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Celebridades e jovens: de recursos para a literacia mediática à literacia para o consumo

Book Chapter

Celebrity Culture and postcolonial relations within the Portuguese media landscape: The case of Catarina Furtado

Ana Rato Jorge (with Ana Jorge). 2011. Transnational Celebrity Activism in Global Politics – Changing the World?
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Celebrity culture and postcolonial relations within the portuguese media landscape: The case of Catarina Furtado

Ana Rato Jorge (with Jorge, A.). 2011. Transnational Celebrity Activism in Global Politics: Changing the World?
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Contactar, entreter, informar: Um retrato da inclusão digital de jovens e seus familiares em Portugal

Ana Rato Jorge (with Jorge, A.). 2011. Observatorio
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Contactar, entreter, informar: um retrato da inclusão digital de jovens e seus familiares em Portugal

Ana Rato Jorge (with Ana Jorge). 2011. Observatorio (OBS*)
Opinion article

Jornalismo e segurança das crianças na internet

Ana Rato Jorge (with Ana Jorge). 2011. Jornalismo e Jornalistas
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Nascer para ser famoso? Os filhos de celebridades e seus direitos na mídia

Ana Rato Jorge (with Lidia Marôpo). 2011. Comunicação Midiática
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Online risks and opportunities amongst socially disadvantaged children and young people: findings from the Digital Inclusion and Participation Project

Ana Rato Jorge (with Ponte, Cristina). 2011. EU Kids Online II: final conference
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Young audiences and fans of celebrities in Portugal

Ana Rato Jorge (with Ana Jorge). 2011. Comunicação & Cultura
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EU Kids Online - Stakeholders’ Forum General report

Ana Rato Jorge (with Ana Jorge). 2010.
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Media Education in Portugal: a building site

Ana Rato Jorge (with Cristina Ponte). 2010. Journal of Media Literacy
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Portuguese audiences research in Communication Studies: an overview of the last decade (1999-2010) with a focus on age and generations

Ana Rato Jorge (with Cristina Ponte). 2010.
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Recensão de Children, Media and Consumption. On the Front Edge, in The Journal of International Communication, 16, 1,

Ana Rato Jorge (with Ana Jorge). 2010.
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“Youth and Celebrity Culture – Between Consumption and Participation. A study of 12-17 year-olds in Portugal”

Ana Rato Jorge (with Ana Jorge). 2010.
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A Maternidade dos Discursos de Celebridade em Catarina Furtado

Ana Rato Jorge (with Ana Jorge). 2009. Género e Culturas Mediáticas
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Acessos e Usos: estudo de caso sobre a mediação das tecnologias em contexto escolar

Ana Rato Jorge (with Cristina Ponte). 2009. VI Congresso SOPCOM, "Sociedade dos Media: Comunicação, Política e Tecnologia"
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Between access and use: a case-study on technology mediation in a school environment

Ana Rato Jorge (with Cristina Ponte). 2009. V International Conference on Multimedia and ICT in Education (m-ICTE)
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Celebridades no Feminino: mulheres célebres em revistas femininas de estilo de vida portuguesas

Ana Rato Jorge (with Ana Jorge). 2009. Estudos de Comunicação
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Celebrities' young fans online: identities, practices and communities

Ana Rato Jorge (with Ana Jorge). 2009. 4e Colloque International Enjeux et Usages des Technologies de l'Information et de la Communication
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Consumir ou Participar: Análise dos Produtos Mediáticos para Jovens 12-18

Ana Rato Jorge (with Ana Jorge). 2009. IV Jornadas Internacionais de Jornalismo - Os Jovens e a Renovação do Jornalismo
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Female Celebrity in Portuguese women's lifestyle magazines

Ana Rato Jorge (with Ana Jorge). 2009. 9th Conference of the European Sociological Association
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Medienerziehung in Portugal: Eine Baustelle

Ana Rato Jorge (with Cristina Ponte). 2009. merz (zeitschrift für medienpädagogik)
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O sexo vende, e os produtos compram-se’: a publicidade nos discursos de produção e recepção nas revistas femininas e masculinas de estilo de vida

Ana Rato Jorge (with Ana Jorge). 2009. VI Congresso SOPCOM, "Sociedade dos Media: Comunicação, Política e Tecnologia"
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Os direitos (de comunicação) de crianças e jovens na esfera pública europeia: O papel da sociedade civil numa sociedade em rede

Ana Rato Jorge (with Lidia Marôpo). 2009. Media & Jornalismo
Opinion article

Os estudos europeus da comunicação em congresso

Ana Rato Jorge (with Ana Jorge). 2009. Jornalismo e Jornalistas
Book Chapter

Representation of the "Feminine" in the Portuguese Popular Newspapers Correio da Manhã and 24Horas

Ana Rato Jorge (with Ana Jorge). 2009. Media Agoras: Democracy, Diversity, and Communication, ed. Iñaki Garcia-Blanco, Sofie Van Bauwel, Bart Cammaerts
Book Chapter

Representation of the "Feminine" in the Portuguese Popular Newspapers Correio da Manhã and 24Horas

Ana Rato Jorge (with Carla Martins). 2009. Media Agoras: Democracy, Diversity, and Communication
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Celebrities' young fans online: identities, practices and communities

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Public sphere of the reception of women’s and men’s lifestyle magazines: Sex sells (for men) and products are bought (by women)

Ana Rato Jorge (with Ana Jorge). 2008. ECREA - 2nd European Communication Conference
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Publicidade e media: da produção à recepção de revistas femininas e masculinas de estilo de vida

Ana Rato Jorge (with Ana Jorge). 2008. Trajectos
Opinion article

Revistas com estilo

Ana Rato Jorge (with Ana Jorge). 1906. Jornalismo e Jornalistas