Dora Santos Silva

Communication Sciences · Universidade NOVA de Lisboa, Portugal — Assistant Professor

Research Areas

  • Journalism
  • Media Production and Innovation
  • Media, Information and Communication Technology
  • Popular Culture

Ongoing Projects

Solutions Journalism

Highlighted publications

Santos-Silva, D. (2021). Paradigmatic innovation in European cultural journalism: the pursuit of sustainability. The Journal of Media Innovations, 7(1) pp. 95-108.


I teach at the School of Social Sciences and Humanities – NOVA University of Lisbon (NOVA FCSH), and I am a researcher at ICNOVA – NOVA Communication Institute. I have a degree in Communication Sciences, a master’s degree in Contemporary Culture and New Technologies (both at NOVA FCSH), and a PhD in Digital Media (international program UT Austin Portugal). I coordinate a postgraduation in Culture Communication and Creative Industries, a master’s degree in Journalism, and Obi.Media – Observatory for Media Innovation, which I founded in 2021. My main research focus is media innovation (mainly editorial and social innovation, conditions for innovation and creativity), journalism impact (such as solutions journalism), cultural journalism, and creative industries.