João Manuel Rocha

Free-lance Service Provider

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 1989 and 2016 and where he was a reporter in several areas and Media news editor. Currently preparing a PhD doctoral thesis in Communication Sciences at CIES-IUL (Center for Research and Studies in Sociology at ISCTE-IUL). He is also a professor and researcher at ESCS (School of Communication and Media Studies). Graduate in Communication at New University of Lisbon, postgraduate in Journalism at ISCTE and ESCS; master in Communication from ISCTE; and also holds the title of specialist in Journalism obtained by public examinations. Studied journalism at Columbia University, New York; completed several other training courses; and  worked as a trainer at Cenjor, portuguese journalism training center.