What about the news? A journalistic transliteracy project

Activity: Talk or presentationOral presentation


The main objective of this roundtable is to enhance the importance of journalism transliteracy in today's world and present the first conclusions of a pilot experience, which is part of the The project TJAME – Transliteracia Jornalística: até que o mundo fique tal como é (Journalitic Transliteracy: until the world becomes itself), developed between March and May of 2018, in Escola Superior de Comunicação Social (School of Communication and Media Studies). This experience included a wide range of planned activities, monitored by professors and journalists, and participated by undergraduate journalism students and high school students from the area of L isbon. TJAME established as its strategic agenda for 2017-2018 the issue of journalistic literacy among those students finishing their general high school studies and journalism students finishing their undergraduate studies. The roundtable aims to stand out the ground-breaking findings of this experience, which triggered an agenda in weekly sessions, which included collaborative work between university and high school students throughout multimedia and press laboratories work, debates prompted by news and movies, press reviews meetings, planned visits to RTP (Rádio e Televisão de Portugal – the national broadcasting radio and television network) and Lusa (the national news agency), among others. Meanwhile, during this ten weeks' time, participants have simultaneously been creating a news piece to be published in the online university newspaper platform, and all processes have been monitored and analysed by researchers through participant observation, enquiries and interviews. Thus, the roundtable will also comment all key issues related to observed processes and we will try to demonstrate how important it is to open original and creative ground to discuss the importance of transliteracy news through the eyes of our young contemporary generation.
Period1 Nov 20183 Nov 2018
Event title1st Literacy Summit : Practice, Science and Technology,
Event typeOther
LocationPorto, PortugalShow on map
Degree of RecognitionInternational


  • News transliteracy
  • Journalism
  • Communication literacy