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Ilo Aguiar Reginaldo Alexandre is a doctoral candidate in Digital Media at UTAustin|Portugal Program doing research on data-driven journalism. He received his bachelor’s degree in Journalism from the University of Fortaleza and his M.A. in New Media from NOVA de Lisboa University, in Portugal. His research aims to examine how readers interact and evaluate data visualizations in news media through quantitative and qualitative analysis of behavior and interaction of the readers with the visualizations. Alexandre has worked as editor-in-chief, a web editor and a reporter in several news organizations, such as G1 Ceará, TV Verdes Mares, and TV Cidade. He has also worked as a web editor and a 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

New Media and Web Practices, Master, CHAM - Centro de Humanidades



  • NE Print media
  • Journalism
  • Data Journalism

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Visualization Engineering & Materials Science
Data visualization Engineering & Materials Science
journalism Social Sciences
social media Social Sciences
cartoon Social Sciences
communication research Social Sciences
satire Social Sciences
Drawing (graphics) Engineering & Materials Science

Research Output at NOVA 2016 2016

  • 1 Conference contribution

Promoting Insight: A Case Study of How to Incorporate Interaction in Existing Data Visualizations

Alexandre, I., Jul 2016, 20th International Conference Information Visualisation (IV). Lisboa: IEEE, p. 203-208 5 p.

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingConference contribution

Data visualization
Drawing (graphics)

Activities 2016 2019

  • 2 Invited talk
  • 2 Oral presentation
  • 1 Types of External academic engagement - Membership of peer review panel or committee
  • 1 Visiting an external academic institution

VI Seminário de Pesquisa em Jornalismo Investigativo

Ilo Aguiar Reginaldo Alexandre (Recipient)
Jun 2019

Activity: OtherTypes of External academic engagement - Membership of peer review panel or committee

Mentiras compartilhadas: a quem interessam as fake news?

Ilo Aguiar Reginaldo Alexandre (Speaker)
23 May 2018

Activity: Talk or presentationInvited talk

Jornalismo de dados em Portugal

Ilo Aguiar Reginaldo Alexandre (Speaker)
25 May 2018

Activity: Talk or presentationInvited talk

University of Texas at Austin

Ilo Aguiar Reginaldo Alexandre (Visiting researcher)
Jan 2017Jun 2017

Activity: Visiting an external institutionVisiting an external academic institution