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Journalism, Data Journalism, Online Journalism, Computational Journalism, Social Media Research Methods, Fake News.

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Ilo Alexandre is a researcher member at iNOVA Media Lab (UNL) and Computational Media Lab (UT Austin). He received his Ph.D. in Digital Media from Universidade NOVA de Lisboa (UT Austin Program|Portugal). His main research aims to examine how the audience interacts and evaluates data visualizations in news media. In his Ph.D. and Master's degree he investigated the performance of data-driven journalism (DDJ) pieces and the state of the art of DDJ in Portugal, respectively. Alexandre has worked as editor-in-chief at G1 Ceará and as a reporter in several news organizations, such as Portal Verdes Mares and TV Cidade. He has also worked as a web editor and social media editor in political campaigns and advertising.

Research interests

Data journalism, computational journalism, computer-assisted reporting, quantitative journalism, data visualization, storytelling, data stories, social media, social media research methods, fake news, cartoon, caricature, satire, humor.

Education/Academic qualification

Digital Media, Doctorate, Comparing and evaluating data-driven journalism, Faculdade de Ciências Sociais e Humanas (FCSH)


Award Date: 29 Nov 2019

New Media and Web Practices, Master, Jornalismo de Dados: o estado da arte nos jornais generalistas diários em Portugal, Faculdade de Ciências Sociais e Humanas (FCSH)


Social Communication - Journalism, Bachelor, A charge como agente transformador: análise do livro "Diretas Já", de Henfil, Universidade de Fortaleza



  • NE Print media
  • Journalism
  • Data Journalism


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