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

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  • 1 h-Index

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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, CHAM - Centro de Humanidades


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


Social Communication - Journalism, Bachelor, Universidade de Fortaleza



  • NE Print media
  • Journalism
  • Data Journalism

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Research Output at NOVA

  • 1 Citations
  • 1 h-Index
  • 2 Conference contribution
  • 1 Chapter
  • 1 Abstract
  • 1 Poster

História Ilustrada do Jornalismo de Dados em Portugal: Exemplos de reportagens pioneiras que usaram dados como fonte primária de informação

Alexandre, I. A. R., 2020, Media, informação e literacia: rumos e perspetivas. Simões, R. B., Marques, M. B. & Figueira, J. (eds.). Coimbra: Imprensa da Universidade de Coimbra, p. 511-534 23 p. (Conferências & Debates Interdisciplinares; vol. 5).

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingChapter

Contando réis: Histórias de jornalismo de dados na imprensa portuguesa do século XIX

Alexandre, I. A. R., Oct 2019, p. 46. 1 p.

Research output: Contribution to conferenceAbstract

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2 Downloads (Pure)

Once upon a Time in a Land Far Away: Guidelines for Spatio-Temporal Narrative Visualization

Rodrigues, S., Figueiras, A. & Alexandre, I., 1 Jul 2019, Information Visualization - Biomedical Visualization and Geometric Modelling and Imaging, IV 2019. Banissi, E., Ursyn, A., McK. Bannatyne, M. W., Datia, N., Pires, J. M., Francese, R., Sarfraz, M., Wyeld, T. G., Bouali, F., Venturin, G., Azzag, H., Lebbah, M., Trutschl, M., Cvek, U., Muller, H., Nakayama, M., Kernbach, S., Caruccio, L., Risi, M., Erra, U., Vitiello, A. & Rossano, V. (eds.). Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Inc., p. 44-48 5 p. 8811946. (Proceedings of the International Conference on Information Visualisation; vol. 2019-July).

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

Open Access
  • 1 Citation (Scopus)

    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

  • Activities

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

    Jornalismo de Dados 101

    Ilo Aguiar Reginaldo Alexandre (Speaker)

    22 May 2020

    Activity: Talk or presentationInvited talk

    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